Aug 10th 2021

Since 2015, mixed chamber ensemble Girlnoise has been performing classical, improvisatory, and popular music in pursuit of a deeper connection with themselves, each other, and their audiences. From 16th century motets, to Pauline Oliveros, to indie-rock icon St. Vincent, Girlnoise’s expansive repertoire reaches into all the nooks and crannies from which their most personal influences spring. These influences culminate in original compositions and fresh improvisations which ensure that every performance is a unique and intimate experience for audience and performers alike.

Corey Smith (he/him) is a composer, writer, and performer from Chicago, Illinois. He has been an artist in residence at Light Box Detroit, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, and Grin City. His work has been seen at Links Hall, the Detroit Fringe Festival, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House, and numerous venues around the USA. His longstanding project, The New Prairie School, has been featured by Architectural Digest.

Corey is an avid collaborator and has worked in various capacities as sound designer, director, performer, composer, and/or devisor for artists such as Every House Has a Door, Rough House Puppet Theater Company, the Suburban Piano Quartet, director Lindsey Barlag-Thornton, and many others. He received an MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. More information is available at

Yturri-Edmunds (synths, vocals, processed field recordings) is the solo project of sound artist, writer, researcher, and Deep Listener, Veronica Anne Salinas. Their work in sound explores performance, improvisation, site specificity, ambient soundscapes, soundwalks, text scores, and experimental narratives. They hold an MFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They are the managing editor and UX designer of the archive project Nameless: 20 Years of Sound and an editor at the sound-based publication, the eaves. Currently, they are studying at the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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