Sarah Goldfeather

Violin & COmposer


Sarah Goldfeather is a Minnesota born, Brooklyn-based composer-performer who writes music for her eponymous indie-folk band, Goldfeather, her soprano-violin duo, Cipher, and beyond. Her 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 "striking intensity" (Elmore Magazine), and it has been featured on the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival and MATA Interval Series in New York, WQXR, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago presented by Eighth Blackbird, the Times Two Series in Boston, and more. Additionally, Sarah has toured her music with both Goldfeather and Cipher across the United States. Goldfeather's music can be heard on their newest album, Patchwork Quilt (2016), and their EP, Goldfeather (2014).

As a violinist, Sarah has performed in the 2015 TEDxMET series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and has curated and performed in concerts for La Asociación de Música Electroacústica y Arte Sonoro de España in Madrid and Valencia, Spain, as well as the String Theories Festival (String Orchestra of Brooklyn) in New York. Upcoming performances include the Princeton Symphony, The NYU International Conference for the Arts in Berlin, Ensemble Signal at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, and Le Poisson Rouge (as Goldfeather). She has given masterclasses and lectures at NYU and USC, and 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, Eliot Glazer, Beth Morrison Projects, Contemporaneous, the Experiential Orchestra, 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, and performs regularly with Ecce Schnak, Rokenri and Cooper Boone. 

Sarah currently resides in Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, and is the caretaker of eleven houseplants.



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