Cassie Wieland (pronounced ˈkæ-si ˈwee-lənd) is an Illinois-born and Brooklyn-based composer. Praised by The New York Times as “sweetly shimmering,” Wieland masterfully experiments with timbre and texture by exploring intimate and fragile sounds to achieve the “hand-made” sound she is often looking for: imperfect, but intentional.
Cassie has been commissioned and performed by line upon line percussion, Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Dal Niente, Metropolis Ensemble, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, ~Nois, violinist Jennifer Koh, clarinetist Ken Thomson, percussionist Adam Groh, and Illinois Modern Ensemble, among others. Her music has been featured at events such as the Bang on a Can Marathon, Hot Air Music Festival, MKE Unplugged, the Red Note New Music festival, and the Maryland Wind Festival. She has recently been named a 2022 Roulette Resident Artist, a 2020 Roulette Commissioned Artist, and an inaugural Bouman Fellow for the 2019-2020 Kinds of Kings season. Her music has been featured on New Sounds, NPR, The New York Times, Financial Times, Musical America, I Care if You Listen, AnEarful, and The Road to Sound.
Cassie is currently working in Brooklyn as a freelance composer and as a Senior Rights Management Coordinator for The Orchard. She holds a BM degree in Composition from Illinois State University and an MM degree in Composition from the University of Illinois.