Evelyn Saylor

Evelyn Saylor is a composer and performer living in Berlin, originally from New York City. She writes electronic music for the concert, for the theater, for modern dance, and for film. She finds arresting sounds in unexpected places and explores their materiality and sonic properties in her compositions through close recording and electronic manipulation. Found and created instruments, synthesis, processing, field recordings, and the human voice play a large role in her music. She has performed her work in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper, the Akademie der Künste, HAU2, Dock 11, and other spaces in Berlin, and has received performances in Merkin Hall and Trinity Church Wall Street in New York, in California, and throughout Europe. As a composer, she regularly collaborates with the choreographer Ruben Reniers, as well as with the artist Holly Herndon as a performer. She has received commissions from the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, the Heroines of Sound Festival, the Orfeo Duo and the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City, and was the recipient of the Mellon Elemental Arts Award. She received her BA in composition from Pomona College in southern California and her MA in electronic music composition from the Universität der Künste Berlin. She currently teaches electronic music at the Universität der Künste Berlin, and is co-founder and current active member of FEM*_ MUSIC*_ at UdK Berlin. Evelyn Saylor is also active as a singer, performer, pianist, synth player, and sound technician for live electronics.