VANESSA MASSERA

SOUND ARTIST/PERFORMER. Composer of SAGASTAD Museum Soundscape. Co-Producer at QC/Nordic Cooperation Project Discussing Diversity. Co-Producer of UNM Festival 2019 in Piteå (SE) // Board Member at UNM (SE) // Board Member at Konstmusiksystrar (SE) // Board Member at Sound of Stockholm (SE).

Vanessa Massera, PhD (b. 1987/Montréal) specialised in electroacoustic music, a medium she now uses as a means to express poetic ideas whilst being anchored in the many different spaces and cultural environments she is inspired by. Her works have been performed amongst others at the ZKM (DE), NWEAMO Festival (JP/US), EMUFest (IT), Miso Music (PT), NYCEMF (US), TES (CA), Ai-Maako (CL), FRST (SE), MOKS (EE), with Éclats de Feux receiving the JTTP Canadian Electroacoustic Award. In 2019, she received her PhD at the University of Sheffield with the practice-based research subject Environment in Electroacoustic Music.

ASTROLOGY/ WITCH COSMIQUE

Future

August

17.08.2020/31.08.2020. Suena Así Festival (Radio Edition) / Border Crossing

Tampere, Finland: UNM Festival Organisation

September

Ultima Festival, Symposium Discussing Diversity Publication

November (????)

Stockholm, Sweden:  Sound of Stockholm Organisation

2021 (????)

Farœ Islands: Nordic Music Days, Think Tank

Past

2020.

January

Matralab/Concordia: Talk, Montréal CA

March

12.03.2020. Soundwich @ CMM/Akousma /An Almost Abstract Experience, Border Crossing

2019.
February

Residency / VICC, Visby Gotland
Guest Seminarium / Tonsättarskolan

March

Creative Residency at VICC, Visby Sweden
Completion of PhD at The University of Sheffield

April

Sound Design Environment for Sagastad Museum in Nordfjordeid, Norway

August

Co-production of UNM Festival / Piteå

October

Residency / Arctic Wave Vesterålen, Norway

November

Lecture and Concert in Piteå & Luleå, Sweden
Participation at GRINM Conference, Zürich Switzerland
Organisation of Sound of Stockholm, Sweden

2018.
January

Talk / VEMS, EMS monthly Bollplank

March

Knutpunkt, Lund / Border Crossing LARP sound design
ToBeContinued Live Stream / Collaboration with Tuulikki Bartosik

April

Stockholms Kulturnatt, Fylkingen / Avalanche

May

Eurofolk Festival, Moscow / Collaboration with Tuulikki Bartosik

June through August

GuteLjaudKarte 2018 – Kyrkorna, Gotland / An Almost Abstract Experience

August

UNM Festival, Bergen / Éclats de Feux

2017.

Sound Junction, Sheffield / Exercitium arithmeticæ occultum nascientis se numerare animi
ZKM, Karlsruhe / Éclats de Feux
Nø Bounds, Trafalgar Warehouse Sheffield / Éclats de Feux
Ljud & Genus Festivalen, Göteborg / An almost abstract experience
Perdidos en el Espacio, Santiago de Chile / Éclats de Feux
Sound Junction, Sheffield / An almost abstract experience
GroundSwell Broadcast, Winnipeg / Éclats de Feux
CMMAS Morelia, Mexico / Éclats de Feux
Expansive Prairie Skies, Winnipeg / Éclats de Feux
Thank God it’s Free Range!, Winnipeg / Éclats de Feux
Boca del Lupo, Vancouver / Éclats de Feux
Sound Junction Satellite, DINA Sheffield / An almost abstract experience
InTIME, Coventry, UK / Éclats de Feux
NWEAMO Festival, San Diego, USA / Toreutique
Composition Residency, Stockholm / EMS
FRST Festival, Visby Sweden / An almost abstract experience
Noche Blanca (Ai-Maako), Santiago de Chile / Dremen

2016.

UNDÆ! Radio Broadcast, Madrid / Éclats de Feux
Foldover Radio Broadcast, Oberlin Ohio / Éclats de Feux
Composition Residency, Stockholm / EMS
Acoustic Frontiers, Ottawa / Éclats de Feux
NWEAMO Festival, Tokyo Japan / Toreutique
EMUFest, Roma Italia / Éclats de Feux
Electric Sense, Toronto / Éclats de Feux
Artist Residency, Visby Sweden / VICC
Presentation at Concordia University, Montréal / Éclats de Feux
2nd place at JTTP / Éclats de Feux
Artist Residency, Mooste Estonia / MoKS
Miso Music, Lisbon Portugal / Éclats de Feux
Audiovisual Arts Festival, Corfu Greece / Éclats de Feux
Sound Junction, Sheffield UK / Éclats de Feux
The Lake Radio, Denmark / Wrathful Vine

2015.

Stage d’interprétation spatialisée, Musiques & Recherches, Bruxelles
Analysis: Espace / Escape, CIRCUIT Musiques Contemporaines, UdeM
EMS Network conference in Sheffield / Organisation & performance of Wrathful Vine
Sound as Being, Lancaster University / Wrathful Vine
Places we go — Places we’re from (Transatlantic tour, NAISA) / Wrathful Vine
NYCEMF, New York / Wrathful Vine
Sonorities, Belfast / Dremen
MANTIS Festival + NAISA, Manchester UK / Wrathful Vine

2014.

Sound Junction, Sheffield UK / Dremen
NAISA SOUNDplay, Toronto / Wrathful Vine
Started PhD research at The University of Sheffield
The CSUF Festival and the World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room (WEALR) / Bora & Wrathful Vine
OUVREZ GRAND VOS OREILLES, Saint-Laurent / Wrathful Vine

2013.

Master’s completed, prize with distinction: Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
Honorary Mention: Destellos / Toreutique
Liverpool, UK. Music since 1900 Conference / Bora
Composer’s Workshop Residency at NAISA: soundscape and coding with Barry Truax and David Ogborn
Toronto, CA. T.E.S. (Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium), Sound Travels, Wireless9 / Bora Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sonorities / Bora

2012.

CEC / Cache 2012 / Toreutique, released on compliation CD
Leeds, UK. iFIMPaC / Toreutique
Madrid, Spain. UNDÆ! / Toreutique

2011.

Santiago & Valdivia, Chile. Ai-Maako / Toreutique
Bachelor’s degree completed / Conservatoire de musique de Montréal