lightly abrasive sonic layering gradually giving way
— Realtime

Leah Blankendaal is internationally recognised for works that explore statis, light and space. Particularly focused on subjects of body autonomy, gender and transformation, her music is both "fractured and complexified" (Realtime) with a "peaceful understanding of ritual" (Glam Adelaide). Blankendaal's diverse practice spans concert music, installation and improvisation.


Equally at home as a performer and creator of new music, Blankendaal has worked with leading ensembles such as Duo Alterity (USA) Tura New Music and STRUT Dance (WA), Soundstream (SA) and the Australian Art Orchestra (VIC). Recent performances include Make It Up Club (VIC), Experimental Music Night (SA), and TENOR Conference (VIC).