The solo electric guitar compositions are semi-autonomous: they each represent a distinct avenue of research while also forming a series or suite. The first guitar part in the Etude for 4 Guitars is prepared and detuned. This guitar acts as a percussive instrument. Plastic twist ties are placed beneath the strings, weaving up and over every other string across the third fret. The prepared percussive line may appear that it is coming from a guitar, but it isn't easy to recognize it as such from an audio recording. Also included are homemade synthesizers and instruments, a fairly big guitar pedal board, and patches built in Max MSP.
My compositions have minimal setups, focusing on the gesture and the instrument's sound research: its resonances, limits, expansions, and impurities. Experimentation with feedback, crackling, harmonics, overflowings, short circuits, and noise is examined and improvised.
SELECTED PRESS and INTERVIEWS
Interview with the Hitchcock Institute for American Music , Spring 2020 http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/centers/hitchcock/publications/amr/v49-2/eckenroth.php
Sound Thinking NYC, Guest Speaker July 2020 https://creativeartsteam.org/programs/sound-thinking-nycWomen in sound https://www.womeninsound.com/issue-2/sara-landeau
Earthquaker Pedals https://twitter.com/earthquakerdev/status/1048587468612796417
Alston Pudding Interview http://allstonpudding.com/interview-sara-landeau-julie-ruin/
She Shreds interview https://sheshreds.com/musician-tips-julie-ruin/
Tom Tom Magazine interview https://tomtommag.com/2018/03/chicks-with-picks-sara-landeau-on-lessonface-music-theory-the-julie-ruin/
Brand New Kind Of interview https://blog.brandnewkindof.com/2013/08/28/interview-sara-landeau-artist-teacher-guitarist-for-the-julie-ruin/
Song for the Raincoats, Live at the Kitchen NYC 2019
March 2020, Never Records Showcase Event
May 2019, "Etude for 4 Guitars" Showcase Event