Textile Artist & Curator
According to the Moon
" Music by Gayle Young places the tactile experience of sound in the foreground of a listener’s experience. In her text-based pieces, Young’s evocative descriptions act as phantom conductors, shaping intricate details of sound. In addition to composing for traditional instruments, Young creates sound installations and performs on unique microtonal instruments she designed and built.
Young wrote The Sackbut Blues, the biography of pioneering electronic instrument inventor Hugh Le Caine (1914–1977). As editor of Musicworks magazine over her decades, she established an inclusive perspective on the complex and multifaceted sound worlds that characterize experimental music today.
"I look for connections and relationships among sounds, and present them almost as if they were natural phenomena. It's a process of discovery, of un-heard or un-noticed worlds of sound, taking my listening outside my previous experience."
Sarah Albu is a vocalist and performer specializing in new/experimental music, 20th century repertoire and free improvisation. She can be heard frequently in settings ranging from traditional Balkan village music and ancient sacred polyphony to performance art, film and game soundtracks, to noise and psychedelic rock.
Gayle Young and Sarah Albu perform works from their upcoming album According to the Moon, which features Gayle's collected vocal works spanning from 1978 to 2021. They are joined by musicians from No Hay Banda and Freesound and other special guests. Garments were created for Sarah and Gayle for the event by textile artist Bruno Vinhas. "