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About

Alana (Am) DeVito is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based composer, sound designer, musician, audio engineer and interdisciplinary artist. Their career as a professional touring and studio musician spans well over 10 years, multiple countries and numerous instruments . Their creative career has now expanded into new forms and new collaborations in research/creation, digital interactive art, film scoring, and installation work.
In A/V installation, composition and performance, the weaving of ‘virtual kinetic’ soundscapes through vibrant, textural worlds take center stage while unique, sonic architecture project sweeping narratives. Creative computing intertwines immersive environments while blurring the line between the aural and visual sonic space.
Am DeVito has presented their compositions at the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Morelia Visionas Sonoras Festival in Mexico, Berlin Off-Kultur Festival, Toronto’s Long Winter Festival, Pop Montreal, Sled Island Music Festival, Ypsigrock Festival in Sicily and Vienna’s Freilich Open Arts Series, to name a few.
They are currently studying electroacoustic music and computation arts at Concordia University in Montreal, holding numerous merit-based scholarships and research positions; they are the 2019 recipient of the AH & LB Austin Award, the highest given in the electroacoustic program. Their research work focuses on exploring the intersections of oral history, sound installation and experimental composition in the study and communication of gender identity, identity politics, and difficult personal histories. Their most recent academic research paper is ‘Sonic Sentimentality and the Unification of the Listening Space: Exploring the Intersections of Oral History and Sonic Art’ and will be published in the journal Organised Sound in October 2021.
Alana is currently open and available for any and all types of collaborations. Please reach out to discuss any ideas or opportunities that you may have.

 
 
 

@WeirdWorldNo9

Re-scoring and re-designing soundtracks on horror, sci-fi and fantasy films from the public domain.

 
 
 
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Projects and Associations

Projects

2021

"Mapping Montreal Music", Radio CJLO, Concordia University Campus Radio, Interactive Music Application Developer

“Sonic Sentimentality and the Unification of the Listening Space: Exploring the Intersections of Oral History and Sonic Art”, Research Publication, Organised Sound 26(2), 2021, Researcher/Writer

"When the River Sings, Stones it Brings", Ep.1 The Novels Of Elsgüer, Interdisciplinary AV Sculpture, Collaborating artists: Laura Acosta and Santiago Tavera, Maison de la Culture de Claude-Léveillée, Generative Programmer, Sound Producer, Composer and Sound Designer

“Mistaken Realities”, Cinéma Urbain 2021, Public projection and interactive sound installation presented by VYV and Société des Arts Technologiques (the SAT), Interaction Programmer / Installation Sound Designer

"An Opus for Camouflaged Screams", Visionas Sonoras Festival, Official Selection, Morelia, Mexico, Composer/Sound Designer

"Personal Pandemic", RISE Experimental Opera Company, June, 28, 2021, Technical Director and Assistant Editor

"Trauma-Informed Composition for Installation and Community Engagement", Conference Presentation, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales, Colombia, June 7, 2021, Researcher and Presenter

Camouflaged Screams, Ep.4 The Novels OF Elsgüer, Immersive AV Installation, Artists Laura Acosta and Santiago Tavera, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Interactive Sound Producer, Composer and Sound Designer

Lost, Animated Short Film (Dir. Mehrnoosh Teimoory), Composer/Sound Designer

Witches / Sorcières, Animated Short Film (Dir. Lisa Bounouh), Composer/Sound Designer

2020

The Living Composition, Virtual Interactive Sound Installation, Visionas Sonoras Festival, Official Selection, Morelia, Mexico, Composer/Sound Designer/Programmer/Artist


2 in a Boat, Animated Short Film (Dir. Yekaterina Kobtseva), Composer/Sound Designer


Bias in the Room, Animated Short Film (Dir. Anaïs de Kerorguen), Composer/Sound Designer


Vacillations INside, AV composition (NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival Official Selection), Artist/Composer


Emotional Resilience While Performing Traumatic Narratives: Part II,

Concordia Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Sound Designer/Composer/Research Assistant


L’Archipel Nocturne (Composer, Andrea Young),

Performance for voice and electronics, Digital Artist (Interactive projections)


Vacillations, Creative audiovisual composition and performance, Artist/Composer


Electroacoustic Sonata in 330 Hz, Multichannel fixed media composition, Composer/Programmer


2019

Something Else, short animated film - Ottawa Film Festival Official Selection, Composer


Culver, Montreal Fringe Festival, Sound Designer/Composer


Show Me<>Show You, XX Files: Intimacy & Desire (sound installation) @ Pop Montreal, Composer


Theme for a Troubled Mind, 60x60 Concordia University, Composer


Apathy, Concordia University Theatre Department, Sound Designer/Composer


Alea, Long Winter Festival, Sound Installation, Artist/Performer/Composer


Alvin’s Apartment, Graduate Student Final Project, Dir. Andrea Diaz, VR Sound Designer & Mixing Engineer


2016 – 2018

Bobbypin, Sketches from a Terrace (record and tours), Producer/Musician


Bobbypin, Experiments off a Cliff (record and tours), Producer/Musician


2015

TOPS, Picture You Staring (tours), Musician (bass, back-up vocals)

Associations

Research Assistant, Sound Designer and Audio Engineer, RISE Opera, Supervisor: Dr. Eldad Tsabary, Concordia University, 2020 - current


Sound Designer & Research Assistant, The Acts of Listening Lab at the Center for Oral History & Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Supervisor: Dr. Luis Sotelo Castro, 2019 - current

Chair of the Board of Directors, Art Matters Festival, Concordia University, 2019 - 2020


Sound Engineer, La Sotterenea and Casa Del Popolo Music Venues, Montreal, Quebec, 2018 - 2020


President, Concordia Electroacoustic Studies Student Association, Concordia University, 2018 - 2020

Education

Concordia University, Major in Electroacoustic Studies, Minor in Computation Arts

Awards

Alexandra Olsen Memorial Award, Concordia University, 2020 & 2021

Eric Award in Electroacoustics, Concordia University, 2020

Association of Alumni of Sir George Williams University Inc. Scholarship, Concordia University, 2020

Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Award, Concordia University, 2019

AH and FB Award in Electroacoustics, Concordia University, 2019

 

Contact

2170 Rue des Carrières
Montréal, H2G 1X3
Canada

4384641244

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