Soressa Gardner is vocalist, laptop composer/improvisor, and sometimes songwriter. A Vancouverite by birth, she currently resides in Qualicum Beach, BC.
Her keen sense of mood, colour, humour and gravitas are expressed through extended vocals enhanced by electronic manipulations and sound-worlds carefully crafted from a variety of audio processing techniques. She performs regularly with VEE (Vancouver Electronic Ensemble) and is a member of Frame Drag Trio (with Ross Birdwise and Joe Rzemieniak), PlayHut (with Prophecy Sun) and DB Boyco’s Voice Over Mind improvising choir.
Soressa’s recent live performances include Vancouver New Music Festival: Resonances (2019, The Annex) and CoexistDance: Western Edition #2 (2019, ScotiaDance Centre). Her electronic compositions have won international recognition and airplay. 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 holds a music degree from Vancouver Community College. Community involvement, a sense of play, and crossing disciplines are motivating factors in her artistic explorations.