Artist: Sarah Goldfeather
Sarah Goldfeather is a Minnesota-born, Brooklyn-based composer-performer and the bandleader for her eponymous band GOLDFEATHER, the founder, artistic director and violinist of the seven-piece new music ensemble Exceptet and one half of the soprano-violin duo Cipher. Goldfeather’s music has been described as “full of light and life” (The Current, Minnesota Public Radio), “distinctive…whimsical” (The Boot), “poignant…striking and laudable” (The Deli Magazine), “spirited” (Indie Weekly Durham), with a “lush, dynamic collective of sound,” “striking intensity” (Elmore Magazine) and “astonishing musicianship” (Impose Magazine), and even “[the] most musically talented ensemble ever” (Pen’s Eye View). Her works have been performed in the continental U.S. and Europe, including features at The Present Music Festival in Milwaukee, Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, National Sawdust in Brooklyn, DePauw University’s 21CM Initiative at (le) Poisson Rouge, the Ecstatic Music Festival and MATA Interval Series in New York, a feature on WQXR, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago presented by Eighth Blackbird, the Times Two Series in Boston, Center for New Music in San Francisco, Berlin and more. Her song cycle, “Treading Water,” was commissioned by Contemporaneous and had its in-progress premiere at National Sawdust, with an upcoming full premiere in 2019. GOLDFEATHER (band) has a full-length album, “Patchwork Quilt” (2016) and an EP, “Goldfeather” (2014), with an upcoming album to be released in 2019. Sarah has also written music for both Exceptet and Cipher, which will be featured in several cities in the U.S. this season, including the Johnstone Fund for New Music in Columbus, Ohio, The Laudie D. Porter Artist Series at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and the Wild Shore New Music Festival in Alaska in 2019. She additionally co-wrote and sang the single “Empty Promise” with Pascal LeBoeuf and Robby Bowen, whose video by Four/Ten Media won the 2017 Atlanta Shortsfest and the 2018 Gold Star Film Festival.
- Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn, NY
- Patchwork Quilt (album)Empty Promise (single, with Pascal LeBoeuf and Robby Bowen)Goldfeather (self-titled EP)
Commissioned to write a song cycle with Contemporaneous
music video for single “Empty Promise” won the 2017 Atlanta Shortsfest and the 2018 Gold Star Film Festival
Masters in Violin Performance