GILDA LYONS (b 1975 )
Gilda Lyons, composer, vocalist, and visual artist, combines elements of Renaissance, neo-Baroque, spectral, folk, agitprop music theater, and extended vocalism to create works of uncompromising emotional honesty and melodic beauty. She recently appeared in Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow (Naxos 8.669020–21). Recent recordings as composer include Susanna Phillips’ and Thomas Bagwell’s performance of Hold On, featured on Sing for Hope’s release, An AIDS Quilt Songbook (GPR Records); and Lindsey Goodman’s tour de force performance of Chrysalis (New Dynamic Records). Her music is published by Schott, E.C. Schirmer, and Burning Sled.