GABI presents new compositions for string quartet, voice and electronics, investigating perceptions of time, ecstasy, form, and breath.
where ~ solo voice and electronics
the trees are falling ~ voice, loop pedal, and string quartet
feel ~ solo voice and electronics
to pieces ~ solo voice and electronics
time stops ~ voice, loop pedal, and string quartet
Inspired by the words of Georgia O’Keefe ~ “I’ve been waiting all summer for myself to be myself again.”
empathy ~ solo voice and electronics
Gabrielle Herbst (b. 1986) is a composer, vocalist and educator. She seeks honesty and intimacy in her music. She’s received commissions from Roulette and the Jerome Foundation, the Nouveau Classical Project, Duo Noir, Experiments in Opera, Fresh Squeezed Opera, and contributed to the opera Magdalene as part the Prototype Festival 2020 in NYC. She’s been composer- in-residence at the Watermill Center, Exploring the Metropolis, Inc., Atlantic Center for the Arts, Avaloch Farms, and at Roulette. She has had her compositions presented at venues including National Sawdust, The Stone, Issue Project Room, HERE Arts Center, the National Guitar Society, MATA, and Lincoln Center Atrium. She released her debut album Sympathy on Software Recording Co. in 2015. Tour highlights included David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival, London, Pop Kultur Festival, Berlin, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Great Escape, Brighton, UK, Marfa Myths Festival, TX, The Wick presented by Pitchfork, and a series at Roulette with Missy Mazzoli curated by Meredith Monk. She released her sophomore album, Empty Me, on Double Double Whammy in 2018. She recently graduated from the Yale School of Music where she studied composition with Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, and David Lang.