Doug Bielmeier creates commercial and experimental music tailored for boutique audiences and media.
Bielmeier’s music has been described as an extension of Xenakis’s early tape pieces (American Record Guide, 2018) and "Gentle (Cinemusical).” Other reviewers explain Bielmeier’s music is “drone work meant to shake you out of your shell of complacency (Midwest Record)” and “hypnotically static yet ever moving within itself (Classical-Modern Music Review).”
Album releases include Ambient Works (Albany, 2021), Monophonic (SEAMUS, 2020), Beast of Bodmin Moor (Noisy Buffalo, 2019), Mind & Machine (Ravello, 2018) and Betty and the Sensory World (Ravello, 2017), which have been performed internationally at Emerson Contemporary Gallery (Boston), Fuse Factory (Columbus, OH), Square Cat Vinyl (Indianapolis, IN), Circuit Bender’s Ball (Nashville), Brooklyn Arts Gym (Brooklyn, NYC), and Muse Gallery (London).
These works have been broadcasted on WMBR (MIT, Cambridge), KALX (Berkley, CA), WUTL (New Orleans, LA), WORT 89.9FM (Madison, Wisconsin) and heard by over 10K listeners on Drone Zone (Somafm.com). His electroacoustic works have been performed in NYC by the Unheard//of Ensemble and the Hypercube Ensemble.
Bielmeier is a champion for experimental creators and recording by working with Indie and start- up artists in Nashville, DC, Indianapolis, and Boston. Bielmeier designed/managed the C.L.E.A.R. Lab at Purdue School of Engineering: a state-of-the-art facility for creating, mixing, and mastering new electronic works. His work as a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer has helped fellow experimental creators release albums for Centaur, New Amsterdam, and Iridian record labels.
Bielmeier studied under composer Robert Carl (grand-student of Iannis Xenakis) at the Hartt School of Music (Composition and Sound Recording BM) and Elainie Lillios at Bowling Green University (Composing MM). Currently, Bielmeier is a professor at Northeastern University and lives near his family in Boston.