GENERAL BIO

Composer-performer Sabrina Schroeder (Canada) integrates tactile transducers, live processing, and self-built mechanics into performance that digs into heavy sound spaces that are as much about body-feel as they are about audible sound.

Recent/current projects include residencies at Civitella Ranieri (Umbria, Italy) and the Experimentalstudio des SWR (Freiburg, Germany), with new commissions for ICE Ensemble (New York/Chicago), 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). 

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), the Banff Summer Music Programs (Banff, Canada), and is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Simon Fraser University’s interdisciplinary School for the Contemporary Arts (Vancouver, Canada).

PERFORMANCE BIO

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.

LONG BIO (GRANTS)

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)

 

Photo by: Justin Hoke

Photo by: Justin Hoke

Photo by: Marco Giugliarelli for Civitella Ranieri Foundation

Photo by: Dimitri Juric

Photo by: Max Schulze

Photo by: Ross Karre

Photo by: Dimitri Juric

Photo by: Alistair Henning

Photo by: Phillip Schulze

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