Mariah Mennie is a emerging composer based in Vancouver B.C. Also an active pianist, vocalist, drummer, arranger, fire dancer, traveler and music educator, her artistic endeavours are wide-ranging. She has a special interest in rare and/or unique instruments such as the hang, hapi, djembe, tamboa, and also music from other cultures like
Indonesian gamelan. She recently completed a BMUS at UBC, majoring in music composition and also holds a classical keyboard music diploma from VCC College. Past collaborations and/or commissions include Vancouver New Music, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Redshift Music Society, the Plastic Acid Orchestra, Vancouver Electronic Ensemble, Giorgio Magnanensi, Aventa, Vancouver Electronic Ensemble, the End Tree, the Living, Anita Eccleston, Maria in the Shower, UBC African Drumming Ensemble, UBC Gamelan, VCC
Concert Choir, VCC Gamelan Ensemble, Happenstance, Crossroads Project, Nocturnal Valley Seduction and the Valley Voices Choir. She writes and performs with her trio, the Plastic Acid Band and is a core member and composer for the Plastic Acid Orchestra – a 45-piece rock orchestra dedicated to redefining the orchestral experience and premiering innovative new works by local composers. Her future goals are writing and performing in integrative discipline collaborations and travelling abroad to study music.