Marije Baalman studied Applied Physics at the Technical University in Delft, Netherlands and graduated in 2002 in Perceptual Acoustics. In 2001/2002 she followed the Sonology Course at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She completed her Ph.D. on Wave Field Synthesis and electro-acoustic music in 2007 at the Electronic Studio of the Technical University of Berlin.
She is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. Her research explores the use of wireless networks for live performance (such as dance and music), and installations.
Baalman has performed and exhibited across Europe (STEIM,WORM (NL), EXIT Festival (F), Club Transmediale (D) and beyond (Electrofringe (AU). She collaborated with Chris Salter and Michael Schumacher on the dance performance Schwelle, and with the Attakkalari Centre for Movement on their most recent production Chronotopia, which premiered at their India Dance Bienniale, February 2009.
Baalman founded the Institute for Predictive Sonobotanics with Alberto de Campo, whose work has been exhibited throughout Europe.
She is a contributor to The SuperCollider Book to be released shortly by MIT Press.