Germaine Liu

(b. 1983)
Germaine Liu is a Toronto-based percussionist and composer. Her musical interests primarily involve collaborative improvisation and composition informed by sonic and gestural connections, as well as by the sense of touch and movement. Her recent work focuses on the relationships between human and instrumental bodies by developing environment-specific pieces, which explore the sounds inherent in the materials and the space. As a percussionist, Liu has performed as a soloist, as well as with many acclaimed musicians, such as Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, Anne Bourne, Matt Brubeck, Thomas Charmetant, Peggy Lee, John Oswald, Danielle Palardy Roger, Joe Sorbara, Scott Thomson, and many others. She has participated in the Sound Travels Festival, Supermusique, X-Avant ­festival, soundaXis festival, Music(in)Galleries, NUMUS, and AIMToronto’s Leftover Daylight and Interface Series.  She performs regularly in a number of Toronto-based ensembles, including the AIMToronto Orchestra, Wet Dog’s Dream Dance, Open House, Rob’s Collision, and Octopus.  Liu holds an ­undergraduate degree in music from the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in music ­composition with David Mott at York University in Toronto.

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