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 paper is ‘Sonic Sentimentality and the Unification of the Listening Space: Exploring the Intersections of Oral History and Sonic Art’ and was published in the journal Organised Sound in August 2021 (print) and November 2021 (online).
Alana is currently open and available for all types of collaborations. Please reach out to discuss any ideas or opportunities that you may have.