Sabrina Schroeder

Originally from west coast Canada, Sabrina Schroeder writes music for acoustic ensembles, often using modified transducers and self-built mechanics to amplify intensities of resonance without the use of speakers or standard electronics. She’s been an active member of composer-performer collectives presenting scored and improvised music, a back-up-band coordinator for teens in mental health housing, and has taught courses in Sound and Media Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. A self-performed set at Parkhaus im Malkastenpark (Dusseldorf) premiered the recent Stircrazer series, developed for mixed performers with homemade electronics. Projects for the coming year include a concert-length mixed media work for ICE Ensemble, a new touring piece for Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal as part of their Générations Project, and a new commission for Distractfold Ensemble to premiere in Darmstadt, 2016. Her own solo performance of Stircrazer III will be featured at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston this coming December. Other recent collaborations include projects with Vertixe Sonora, Quatuor Bozzini, Dal Niente, JACK quartet, Musikfabrik, handwerk, Ciao Rhino, wasteLAnd, Stephane Ginsburgh and Séverine Ballon. Her plans for this year include time in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and the Experimentalstudio in Freiburg. She currently lives in Manchester, UK.