Composer-performer Sabrina Schroeder builds live performance systems using tactile transducers and self-built mechanics to dig into heavy sound spaces that are as much about body-feel as they are about audible sound. She’s been part of composer-performer collectives creating scored and improvised music, a back-up-band coordinator for teens in mental health housing, and has taught on the faculty of iEAR (Integrated Electronic Arts) department at RPI and the Royal Northern College of Music. She is currently Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University’s interdisciplinary School for the Contemporary Arts.
Composer-performer Sabrina Schroeder (b. 1979, Canada) integrates tactile transducers, live processing, and self-built mechanics into performances that dig into heavy sound spaces that are as much about body-feel as they are about audible sound.
Her work has been performed in 18 countries, including collaborations with Distractfold (UK), Rebekah Heller (USA), Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (Canada), Séverine Ballon (France), Ensemble Tzara (Switzerland), Hand Werk (Germany), Ensemble Argento, Ensemble Container (Switzerland), Vertixe Sonora (Spain), MusikFabrik (Germany), Dal Niente (USA), Ensemble Vortex (Switzerland), Stephane Ginsburg (Belgium), Michelle Lou and Scott Worthington (USA), and Quatuor Bozzini (Canada).
Current projects include new commissions for ICE Ensemble (New York/Chicago), the Americas Society (New York), JACK Quartet (New York), Architek Percussion (Toronto), No Hay Banda (Montreal), and a collaborative project with theatre creator Jenna Harris and Thin Edge Collective (Toronto).
Awarded residences include Civitella Ranieri (Umbria, Italy), Experimentalstudio des SWR (Freiburg, Germany), Banff Leighton Studios (Banff, Canada), Villa Romana (Florence, Italy), and Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France).
Schroeder has been on the faculty of iEAR (Integrated Electronic Arts) department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York), the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), and the Banff Summer Music Programs (Banff, Canada).
She is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Simon Fraser University’s interdisciplinary School for the Contemporary Arts (Vancouver, Canada).
PhD, Harvard University (2016)
MA, Wesleyan University (2006)
BMus, University of Victoria (2001)