BIO: Sara Landeau is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, producer, composer, and artist based in NYC. She has worked across a broad spectrum of experimental music mediums.
She is a founding member, co-songwriter, and lead guitarist of The Julie Ruin with Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill/Le Tigre) and has released acclaimed albums on Hardly Art Records (SubPop), achieved top 10 chart hits, radio and television appearances, a number 1 on CMJ charts, and music in films and commercials.
Live performances headlining tours or as part of world festivals include the US, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Australia, Tasmania, and more.
Television performances include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Seth Meyers Show, and Carson Daly Show.
Reviews and interviews include New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, Timeout, Esquire, Big Takeover, NME, Pitchfork, Fader, Consequence of Sound, Flaunt, Bust, and dozens of US, European, and world newspapers and online journals.
College Music Journal (CMJ) listed song “I Decide” #1 in 2017. Rolling Stone listed album ‘Run Fast” 2015 as #3 in their top ten albums of the year.
Since 2005, she has been running Sara Landeau Studios in Brooklyn which offers music lessons in electric guitar, bass, rock drums, and electronics. She is a proponent of equality for women and believes in the ideology of self-improvement and empowerment through education.
The recipient of 2019 Max Matthews Sound Artist Artist award from Brooklyn College, the 2019 Cycling 74 Max Expo Grant, Women in Computer Music Scholarship Stanford, 2019, and an award-winning educator with the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, she has also performed as a solo electro-acoustic composer and guitarist. Her performances often include custom instruments and sonic sculptures utilizing electro-conductive materials such as paint and threads with sounds and compositions created in Max MSP. Currently, she is busy working on creating new electronic music instruments.
M.F.A., Sonic Arts, Brooklyn College, NY 2019
B.A., Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2002
(other) 2018 Pro Tools Audio Certified
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and AWARDS (selected)
2019 Women in Computer Music Scholarship for Supercollider, Stanford University
2019 Max Matthews Sound Art Award , Brooklyn College
2019 Cycling 74 Max Expo Grant
2015 Girls Rock Camp Alliance, USA: Artists and Activists Award
Sponsors include Fender Guitars
Brooklyn College, CUNY NYC, Adjunct Professor:
Graduate Classes, Spring 2020:
"Sonic Arts Composition - Analysis of Pink Noises"
"Advanced Guitar Theory"
Music History Courses, Fall 2020:
"Music: Its Language, History, and Culture”
"Music in Global America"
"Rap and Rock as a Cultural Phenomena"
Sara Landeau Studio, NYC and Lessonface
Private and Group Instrument Instructor
2005 - Present