Kristin Rule – Cellist / Composer / Technologist


Received Peers Coetmore Scholarship for Cellists in 1997, Studied under prestigious Australian Cello Teacher Nelson Cooke. Kristin is an accomplished improvising cellist (all styles), a creator of original music for multi layered cello, and a sort after session cellist.


Bachelor of Music (Composition Major) from the VCA (2000), Studied under Mark Pollard, David Joseph, Jim Cotter and Larry Sitsky. Kristin is frequently employed in collaborative film, tv and theatre projects due to her emotive compositional style, and her expertise as performer / composer / technologist.


Kristin is at the forefront, worldwide, of acoustic Live Looping, real time sampling and Live Cinema. Her studio is setup with high quality recording equipment enabling her to create great sounding music quickly and efficiently. Kristin specialises in Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects and Resolume Avenue.


Australian Cellist, Composer & Technologist Kristin Rule has a passion for creating meaningful and powerful works. For Kristin, a composition graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, music is about evoking the spirit of aliveness, of living our one and only life uniquely. With her 130 year old French cello, high quality recording equipment and years of experiences weaving multiple cello layers, Kristin ‘mesmerises’ her audiences with music that defies stylistic boundaries. The aim is simple, to educe an emotional journey at the deepest level.

In 2010, Kristin released her self funded solo live looping cello album entitled ‘The Knife that Cuts a Tear’. This release led to original film score opportunities; namely composer / performer for the feature length Screen Australia funded documentary ‘Memoirs of a Plague’; major theatre collaborations as composer / performer including an Australia Council / Playing Australia funded four month production and national tour of a multimedia play entitled ‘Bare Witness’; festival performances including The Castlemaine State Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, and the Indigenous ‘Shearwater’ Festival. Kristin has also had a number of TV and film synchs including National Geographic ‘Creatures of the Flood’, Helga’s Bread TVC, Sony 4k ‘Making of’, multiple synch placements in a 3 part ABC TV Screen Australia funded documentary series entitled ‘Afghanistan – Inside Australia’s War’, and more recently, synch placements in the opening film for the Sydney Film Festival 2017 by Warrick Thornton, ‘We Don’t Need a Map’ (aired on SBS July 22nd)

A comprehensive list of major projects and music synchs (click here)

Kristin tours exclusively via Human / Solar powered bicycle and Public Transport (Bus / Train / Tram / Boat). Over the past 9 years she has completed five self funded human-solar and human powered bicycle cello tours, and traveled in excess of 15,000 kilometres carrying her 130 year old French cello on a bicycle.