Lyn Goeringer was born and raised in Colorado. She began playing piano when she was 6 years old, and quickly became interested in playing any instrument she could get her hands on. By the time she was 12, she began composing works for piano, and focused on classical music composition until her early twenties when she became immersed in the Providence, Rhode Island noise community.

She studied music composition at the University of Rhode Island under Geoffrey Gibbs, Joe Parillo and Eliane Aberdam. From 2002-2005 she attended Bard College, where her works were guided by artists from many different disciplines. Due to the unusual structure at Bard, she was able to engage in regular studio visits from several different disciplines including film/video, writing, painting, sculpture and music/sound. It was during this time that she was able to begin seriously study electronics under the tutelage of Bob Beilecki.

While attending Bard College in New York, Goeringer lived part of the year in Seattle, WA where she engaged in the local improvisation and music composition scene. She composed many acoustic and electronic works during her time there, and laid the groundwork for her future collaborative projects with choreographer Jürg Koch.

Goeringer currently resides in Rhode Island, and is an active member in the local arts and music community.