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Sarah Albu

Sarah Albu is a Montréal-based experimental vocalist, composer and performance-maker.

Her background in theatre and obsession with science fiction feed quirky and darkly comedic imagined worlds. She has been an invited artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the National Arts Centre of Canada, and international series and festivals across Canada, Europe/Scandinavia, the US and Mexico. In 2018, she completed her MMus at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague under the supervision of Renee Jonker, where her research focused on voice, incarnation/body, technology and interdisciplinary performance.

Equally active as a free improvisor, new music soloist, and early music chorister, she is comfortable lending her voice to settings ranging from 15th century polyphony to noise and psychedelic rock. Her first solo album was released independently in 2013, featuring 8 commissions for solo voice.

An avid knitter, environmentalist and folk dancer, her recent work explores the effects of rapidly developing technology on our bodies and lives through a mix of curiosity and nostalgia.

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