Susan Stenger is a British sound artist whose practice transcends boundaries. She has bridged the rock and art music worlds throughout her career. After studying classical flute in Prague, she joined Petr Kotik's New York City-based SEM Ensemble and devoted herself to the performance of new and experimental music, especially that of John Cage, Phill Niblock and Christian Wolff. She soon began composing and performing her own music for flute and electronics, as well touring with Rhys Chatham's all-electric-guitar group. In 1986 she founded seminal drone-rock guitar group Band of Susans with Robert Poss; who went on to release nine critically acclaimed albums.
After moving to London in 1996, Stenger formed performance group The Brood and all-bass-band Big Bottom, and began collaborating with acclaimed dancer/ choreographer Michael Clark. Stenger has also collaborated with a wide cast of artists including underground comic legend Alan Moore, author Iain Sinclair and black metal vocalist Attila Csihar. She has toured as bassist with John Cale and Nick Cave, and has composed soundtracks for several films including Pat Collins’ Tim Robinson: Connemara.