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Upcoming events:


September 29, 30 and October 1: Line Upon Line Percussion will perform Perseus Slays the Gorgon Medusa at Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX. 8pm

October 3: An Observer, collaborative performance with Lucky Dragons at Edward Cella Gallery, in conjunction with their current show on Lawrence Halprin.

October 14: Lucretius, my Lucretius at the Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Aaron Gervais and Amy Foote.

October 15: Duo for viola da gamba and hurdy gurdy with KCM Walker in Santa Cruz. Details to come.

October 22: Playing viola da gamba in two sets with Sarah Davachi at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. 7:30 and 9:30pm

October 28: Playing contrabass with Heather Lockie’s group, Marshweed. House show in Los Angeles, details to come.

December 14: Triangulum performs at Zebulon, Los Angeles. Catherine Lamb (viola and voice), Julia Holter (keyboard and voice) and myself (viola da gamba, voice).


Current interests: vocal interference, low frequencies, nonsense, tubes, Byzantine chant, paper, aliens, necromancy, villains, harmonicas, tuning forks, birds, the music of the spheres, bells.

Instruments: viola da gamba, contrabass, piano, guitar, harmonica, voice, invented instruments, some trumpet and fipple flute.

100-150 word bio: Laura Steenberge is a performer and composer in Los Angeles who researches language and the voice. Influenced by folk music, psycholinguistics, acoustics and medieval Byzantine chant, collectively her work is a study of nonsense and the boundaries of knowledge. A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and public speaker, Steenberge uses voice, contrabass, viola da gamba, objects, images and movement to create works that intersect mythology and imaginary music with science and the physical shape of sound in traditional and site-specific locations throughout California, including SF MOMA, the Sutro Baths, the Hammer Museum, REDCAT and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She holds BAs in music and linguistics from the University of Southern California, an MFA in composer/performer and integrated media from CalArts, and a DMA in music composition from Stanford University. She teaches experimental sound practices at CalArts.

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