Lynne Penhale

Lynne Penhale

Biography: 

I love sound. From cutlery clinking to squishing rain boots in the wet mud. I improvise and compose with sounds that fascinate me. Mainly I enjoy attempting to recreate ‘happenstance’. Things that naturally and randomly ‘happen’ in a soundscape. This to me also includes the interaction between these sounds. For instance, a bird chirping and a car driving by. Are these sounds completely independent? Or do they influence each other?…I grew up in Quesnel, BC, songwriting and composing at the piano, but during my experience at the University of Victoria being influenced by John Cage, Harry Partch, and Charles Ives I no longer compose just for the piano, but now for anything that makes sound.