Nancy Tam

Nancy Tam is a composer / sound-artist / performance artist whose work includes musical composition, multichannel sound installation for live and fixed media, audio walks, and sound design for site-responsive theatrical performances. She is an active and founding member of the Toronto based Toy Piano Composers composer collective, and the Vancouver based performance collective A Wake of Vultures. Nancy’s work have been produced by various organizations such as: Performance Studies international (PSi) (Cardiff, UK), Arraymusic, Soundstream Canada, OpenEars International Sound and Music Festival, NUMUS: New Music Now (Ontario), Ensemble Paramirabo (Quebec), and Nextfest (Alberta), Leaky Heaven Performance Society (BC.) and more.

In December 2014, Nancy won Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere’s Open Call competition resulting in the world premiere of her composition Desperately Standing Upright in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark. Her composition Envoi toured across Canada with Ensemble Paramirabo to Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, and most notably in Banff at the Banff Centre where the ensemble rehearsed and premiered the piece during their residency. In January, Nancy sound designed and performed for Fight With A Stick’s debut show, Steppenwolf, a featured MainStage show at the PuSh Festival 2015. With the PuSh Festival Scholarship, Nancy is currently a participant to Theatre Replacement’s New Aesthetics 2015 intensive with Berlin based performance group the Gob Squad. Nancy’s research focuses on the triangulation of sound, body, and space, and continues to investigate the choreography of human mobilization through listening and walking in her work. Nancy holds a MFA from Simon Fraser University and a BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University.