Sarah Rossy is a mythical sonic creature of sorts, with a voice that is colourfully chameleonic yet vulnerably human.
A recent finalist of the Ella Fitzgerald International Vocal Competition, the Montreal-based composer and multi-instrumentalist is rapidly creating a name for herself across the globe. As a composer, she has a keen interest in the performer/composer relationship through experiential processes which traverse through a feminist lens (Recollections , To Be Silenced , Prim(al) ). Recent excursions include: study with Meredith Monk (New York), voice/movement research at The World is Sound (Berlin), composing for the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, and two residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts [(R)evolution and International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music]. She recently completed a Masters in Jazz Performance and Composition at McGill University in Montreal under the supervision of John Hollenbeck, and is working toward the release of a debut full-length album.
Photo: Jonathan Arseneau