Soressa Gardner is an electronic music and soundscape composer, improviser and vocalist with a “unique and keen sense for mood and color” (Robert Voisey, founder of Vox Novus). She is a performing member of VEE (Vancouver Electronic Music Ensemble), Frame Drag Trio (electronics, voice and trumpet) and DB Boyco’s Voice Over Mind improvising choir. She maintains collaborative relationships with authors Dennis E. Bolen and Daniela Elza, violinist Janine Island and laptop artist/performer Ross Birdwise.
Soressa’s live performances include the Western Front’s VOICE OVER mind Festival 2013, Orkestra Futura’s spring 2012 & 2013 concerts, Vancouver New Music’s HE[A]R Concert Series 2012, and Vancouver New Music Festival 2012. Her electronic compositions have won international recognition and airplay. Recent commissions include Co-op Radio’s Media Arts Committee annual Audio Art CD and the video poem Little Black Strap, featuring Canada’s first poet laureate George Bowering. Soressa’s current focus is Crow Morphologies, a collaborative project with poet Daniela Elza, setting her poems from milk tooth bane bone to musical soundscapes.
Soressa holds a music degree from Vancouver Community College. Community involvement, a sense of play, and crossing disciplines are motivating factors in her artistic explorations.