Alyssa Aska is a diverse composer who writes both acoustic and electroacoustic works, although she primarily focuses on works that combine live instruments with real-time electronic processing. Alyssa has also participated in music technology education research projects and sensor-based instrument design. Her current research focuses on gesture in performance and its relation to sound production. Alyssa received her B.Sc. in Music Technology from the University of Oregon, where she studied with Jeffrey Stolet, David Crumb, and Robert Kyr, and her M.Mus in Composition from the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Keith Hamel and Robert Pritchard. Her music has been performed at concerts, festivals, and symposiums in Canada and the United States. She is also an active composer for media, having provided the soundtrack for both Canadian and European films. Alyssa is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Calgary.
Representative Work: Discovery, for dancer, cello, and data-driven instruments (2013)
Oregon Connection: While living in Eugene, Oregon for 11 years, I pursued a transfer degree in music and music technology at Lane Community College and subsequently a B.S. in Music Technology from the University of Oregon. During this time I was active as both an acoustic and an electronic composer.