GOLDFEATHER is a Brooklyn-based indie-folk-rock band led by native Minnesotan singer and songwriter Sarah Goldfeather. A bleugrass quintet that morphed into a rock trio with Ethan Woods and Robby Bowen, Goldfeather's music has been described as "full of light and life" (The Current, Minnesota Public Radio), "distinctive...whimsical" (The Boot) "poignant...striking and laudable" (The Deli Magazine), with "lush, dynamic collective of sound," "striking intensity" (Elmore Magazine) and "astonishing musicianship" (Impose Magazine), and even "[the] most musically talented ensemble ever" (Pen's Eye View). Performance highlights include DePauw University's 21CM Initiative at (le) Poisson Rouge, the Ecstatic Music Festival and MATA Interval Series in New York, a feature on WQXR, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago presented by Eighth Blackbird, the Times Two Series in Boston, and tours across the East Coast and Midwest. Goldfeather has a full-length album, Patchwork Quilt (September 2016) and an EP, Goldfeather (2014), and is in the midst of a new record which will be released next year.
In her concurrent life as a contemporary music violinist, Sarah has performed as a soloist in Madrid, Valencia, Berlin, the TEDxMET series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, to name a few. She has worked closely with many artists, including 2016 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, Courtney Love, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Chris Cerrone, Kishi Bashi, Todd Almond, and has additionally performed with Ronnie Spector, Nona Hendryx, Gaby Moreno, Torres, Eliot Glazer, Ensemble Signal, Beth Morrison Projects, Contemporaneous, and many more. Sarah is also the founder, co-director and violinist of the seven-piece new music ensemble, Exceptet, one half of the soprano-violin duo, Cipher, co-founder and singer for the new electronics band, RSP, whose music video won the 2017 Atlanta Shortsfest and the Gold Star Film Festival. She performs with Rokenri, the peculiar art-rock band, Ecce Schnak, and the country music singer Cooper Boone.
Sarah is also dangerously delving into the world of composition. She has been commissioned by the new music chamber orchestra Contemporaneous to write and sing a song-cycle with the ensemble, an excerpt of which will premiere at the Present Music Festival in Milwaukee and with Contemporaneous at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. She is also writing new pieces for her ensembles Exceptet (premiering at Roulette in Brooklyn in February 2018) and Cipher (premiering in 2018).
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