Lucy Strauss is a South African musician based in Vancouver, Cape Town and the Internet. Her practice draws together viola performance, composition, improvisation and embodied design research in Music Technology. She collaborates regularly with visual and sound artists, dancers and other musicians; and writes and performs music ranging from Western classical to free jazz and electroacoustic genres.
After completing her BMus in Composition at the University of Cape Town, Lucy’s exploration of instant-composition was set in motion at the MusicDance Cape Town Performance Residency and Improvisation Summer Course, Amsterdam. She has recently completed a MMus in viola performance under the instruction of Prof. Marina Thibeault at the University of British Columbia, situated on unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Sel̓íl̓witulh Nations. During this time, Lucy was the Website & Social Media Director of the Canadian Viola Society.