Sarah Albu is an 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, the Koumaria Residency in Greece, and international series and festivals across Canada, Europe, the US and Mexico.
Active in free improvisation, new music and Balkan folklore, 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. She is a founding member of the experimental voice collective Phth and frequently collaborates with artists working in video, installation, contemporary dance, textiles and digital media.
An avid knitter 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.