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"Aided and abetted by Hypercube and Unheard-of//Ensemble, two groups expert in the uncategorizable, Bielmeier stakes his claim as one of the brightest lights in electroacoustic music."

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- (Review of Music for Billionaires) Jeremy Shatan - An Earful Music - Dec 31, 2023

"Dripping with Sarcasm…and a dose of minimalism.”

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- (Review of Music for Billionaires) John Schaefer - New Sounds #4809, WNYC/New York Public Radio - Oct. 2023

"Ambient, Electronic +Chamber Music. Varied. Play!"

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- (Review of Music for Billionaires) WRUV Reviews - WRUV 90.1 FM - October 24, 2023

“Doug Bielmeier…has a strong “the sound’s the thing” orientation… in its curtain-of-sound approach ...producing an uncertain aural environment that is best experienced without analyzing it too closely."

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- (Review of Music for Billionaires) INFODAD.COM - November 9, 2023

"Corporate Responsibility Pledge. There are no vocals, so it’s hard to say just how responsible anyone is here. But there is fine fiddle work and a tight rhythmic loop, and I do, in fact, feel slightly more responsible. I think I will recycle more, it’s the least I can do." 

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- ( Review of "Corporate Responsibility Pledge") Carl F. Gauze - INK 19 - November 3, 2023

"...Doug Bielmeier’s relentlessly busy Corporate Responsibility Pledge...builds in texture and volume until it collapses."

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- ( Review of "Corporate Responsibility Pledge") Mike Telin - - May 6, 2022.

“It felt impossible to look away from the hallucinatory visuals as they were carried up to the audience by the pulsating music.”
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- ( Review of "Corporate Responsibility Pledge") Sam Shafiro - The Emory Wheel - April 4, 2022.

This isn’t ambient music to fall asleep to — but it’s consistently interesting and frequently deeply beautiful.

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- (review of Ambient Works, Albany Records) Rick Anderson - CD HotList - October 2021

"Certainly atypical, highly unpredictable and capable of both meditative and exciting gesturing, Bielmeier’s version of ambience is one that’s fascinating, comforting and unusual in all the best ways."

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- (review of Ambient Works, Albany Records) Tom Haugen - Take Effect Reviews - June 2021

"The album reveals the context and emotion often missing in modern computer and electroacoustic music.” Read Full Review

- (review of Ambient Works, Albany Records) Cristina Porriño - Wootmag - May 2021

"...your sound manipulations generate some interesting sounds...combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Not [just] digital, electronic or midi sound manipulation."

- Jean-Yves Duperron - Classical Music Sentinel, May, 2021


"A composer with many things to say."   Read Full Review

       - Sonograma Magazine, December 29, 2018

"Electronic Music for Meditation..." Read Full Review

- WRUV 90.1 FM, Burlington, VT, November 19, 2017

“Hypnotically static yet ever moving within itself,” and not having, “a feeling of minimalism per se so much as an organicity of internal presence that rivets the listener through a natural world kind of difference and sameness in dialectic balance.” Read Full Review

- Grego Applegate Edwards of Classical-Modern Music Review, September 8, 2017

“Drone work that's meant to shake you out of your shell of complacency.”  Read Full Review

- The Midwest Record, June 15, 2017

"extension of Xenakis’s early tape pieces"

         - American Record Guide, 2018



       - Cinemusical

"Aural and visual trash heaps—really!”

- Larry Austin, Computer Music Journal, 2005


December 13, 2021



Interview with William F. Montgomery and Hillary Lester, hosts of

Sounds of the World Podcast, Episode 46

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August 2, 2021



Interview with Adam Kennaugh, host of

Making Noise Podcast, Episode 20

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May 2021



Fifteen Questions Interview with Doug Bielmeier - Windowing



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AUG 10, 2020



Anharmonic Online Film Festival

MAY 13, 2020



Somerville Composer Doug Bielmeier: His music brings him to a ‘quieter’ place


The Somerville Times

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The Somerville Times


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JUNE 7, 2020



Art + Music + Technology podcast

Episode 329 - Doug Bielmeier

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OCT 28, 2019



Not Brahms and Liszt (with Alley Stoughton) 

WMBR 88.1 FM - MIT Cambridge, MA 

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