Rosana Caban

Visiting Assistant Arts Professor

Headshot of Rosana Caban

Rosana Cabán is a Puerto Rican born, Brooklyn based artist. She uses sound, sculpture and performance as mediums to probe problematic binaries such as masculinity and femininity, good and evil, and technology vs human progress. As a producer and recording artist, Cabán has been a part of releases and performances from artists in the Brooklyn DIY scene including Psychic Twin, Shrines, SPRNG VLVT, and Prima. As an assistant engineer to Jake Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) she has worked on releases by Sunflower Bean, and Empath. She has most notably performed at the Brooklyn Museum, National Sawdust, the Fillmore, Webster Hall, and over 80 rock venues across the US and Canada through touring with Strfkr, LadyHawke, and the Generationals and opening for Sylvan Esso. She has collaborated with Naama Tsabar to perform at the Kasmin Gallery, the Guggenheim, and the High Line. Cabán was an Ace Hotel Artist in Residence in 2017, Marble House Project Artist in Residence in 2018, and a guest collaborator for Lucas Artists Fellow Xandra Ibarra at Montalvo Arts Center in 2020.

Her podcast engineering work can be heard on shows like "La Brega", "In the Thick", and "Loud: the History of Reggaeton" which have been released through Futuro Media, Spotify Originals, and NPR along with a select roster of corporate clients. As an educator, Cabán has been an adjunct professor at the Computer Music Center at Columbia University as well as Long Island University.

Courses Taught:

Sonic Utopia
Music for Media and Performance
Contemporary Music Applications
Audio Storytelling