No events for a while, but I hope to see you soon.


+ Interested in music lessons? Message me here or through instagram at imaginarymusic. Areas of focus include composition, performance, sound art, songwriting, folk music, singing in harmony, arranging, music theory (from medieval to present day), piano, viola da gamba, contrabass, acoustic guitar.

+ New essay and recording (viola da gamba solo) up now on Lateral Addition

+ CD out on Nueni Recs: Harmonica Fables is a collection of pieces for harmonica, some performed as single takes, others created as multi-tracked collages, inspired by ritual, chant, and fable. Some reviews here.

+ Piriforms for 4 voices now up on Score Follower

+ CD by Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Motherland, now available. Works by Gilda Lyons, Jennifer Jolley, Cara Haxo and myself.

+ Article by Ben Levinson in Soap Ear #2

+ Imaginary Music Radio Hour shows are archived here


Bio: Laura Steenberge is a composer and performer who studies aural and written practices at the intersections of language, mythology and music. As a composer she primarily creates works for vocal and instrumental chamber ensembles. As a performer she makes use of voice, viola da gamba, piano, harmonica, tuning forks, paper, objects and movement to create etudes, songs and site-specific performances.

Current projects include solo improvisations for voice and viola da gamba, transcriptions of medieval Aquitanian chant, and ritualistic audiovisual work for windy spaces. Recent recording projects include the Imaginary Music Radio Hour (NTS.com), Harmonica Fables (Nueni Recs), and The Four Winds recorded by Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (New Focus Recordings).

Steenberge completed graduate degrees in music composition at CalArts (MFA) and Stanford University (DMA) where she studied with Sara Roberts, Marc Sabat, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Michael Pisaro, Tom Leeser, Mark Applebaum, Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Paul DeMarinis, Erik Ulman and Bissera Pentcheva. She currently lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Works List – January 2020

CV – November 2019

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photo by Boris Oicherman
photo by Boris Oicherman

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