Born in London to a British mother and Norwegian father, Sasha Siem began playing the ‘cello and writing, recording and performing her own songs at an early age.
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She studied music at Cambridge and Harvard and by her early twenties, Sasha had written music for the London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Opera House, Rambert Dance Company, Opera North, The Aldeburgh Festival, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart, The London Sinfonietta, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010, she became one of the youngest people to win a prestigious British composer award, which cemented her reputation as one of the most exciting young composers of her generation.
Sasha has also participated in collaborations with electro artists including Samson of bpitch control – who she met while living in Berlin in 2009 – and has performed at venues across Europe, including the Royal Opera House, London; HBC, Berlin; La Blanchisserie, Paris; Issue Project Room, NYC.
This year, Sasha will release her debut album – “Knots And Do-Nots” – a daring collection of songs, which seductively entices us on an adventure to the frontiers of song and psyche.
Sasha Siem has been as much influenced by contemporary art- song composers such as G. Kurtag and Claude Vivier as by pioneering singer-songwriters such as Tom Waits, Jacques Brel, Bjork, Joanna Newsom etc.