A b o u t U s
Sapphire Haze is a composer-performer duo residing on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm land (Vancouver, Canada). With Cindy Kao on violin and Aysha Dulong on electronics, the duo utilizes sound-to-colour synaesthesia as a compositional tool. They work in a hybridized model, and aim to blur the distinction between acoustic and electronic sound. Sapphire Haze explores how sound can embody lived experiences and can be utilized to express oneself. As a duo, their work has been presented at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, Vines Art Festival, Modulus Festival, Gateway Theatre The Fox Cabaret, Firehall Arts Centre, and Lobe Studio. Recently, they were the featured artist for Music on Main’s 2021/2022 Emerge on Main program, and made their international debut at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in June 2022. They are currently composing and sound designing with rice & beans theatre, collaborating with Clala Dance Project, and devising an original interdisciplinary work with choreographer and dancer Natalia Martineau about where colonial imposition lives in our bodies.