Bio

Photo: Diane Smithers

Adrian Avendaño (1993) is an emerging sound artist, musician and recordist based in Surrey / Vancouver, Canada [unceded First Nation territories]. His interests and work lie in acoustic ecology and geography using data sonification, soundscape composition and electroacoustic composition.

He has learned from many respected musicians and composers in the local and international creative music community (Juan Sorrentino, Manongo Mujica, Peter Cusack, Giorgio Magnanensi, John Korsurd, Bernie Arai, Ben Brown, Sammy Chien, Eva Mendoza).

He currently plays with Gamelan Bike Bike and is studying traditional Korean drumming with Dr. Peter Joon Park.

Recent performances include Conundrum #5 with Chacal del Tamborazo, Vancouver New Music’s Resonances Festival with the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble in collaboration with visual artist , Elvira Hufschmid (Germany), Trading Places improvised music marathon at Vancouver’s 8EAST, with drummer Ben Brown, saxophonist Shane Krause, harpist Elisa Thorn, oud /guitarist/ composer Sam Shalabi and Mixtophonics #2 and #13. He helps organize the Free-Form Jazz Brunch @ Lana Lou’s.

He is a student at Vancouver Community College’s School of Music and was a participant of VIVO Media Arts’ Still Creek Salmon Sounds youth mentorship. He has contributed recordings to Cusco,Peru’s first sound archive and is an active participant in communal soundscape studies. He was commissioned for a sound art composition with Chilean artist Bastian Diaz-Jerez – Port Parallels – 10,525km between sounds. The piece has been showcased in Latin American sound art festivals; Sur Aural (Bolivia), Presentes Sonoros (Columbia) and Pumpumyachkan – Audiovisual y Sonido desde la Experimentación (Peru).

In February 2020, he studied experimental electronic music composition and Peruvian music history at Tangible, directed and taught by Dr. Efrain Rozas and Edith Ramos. In addition, he been selected to study programming for live-visuals reactive and with to sound with Christian Oyarzún Roa (Chile) and P5.JS with Ivan Abreu through Pumpumyachkan – Audiovisual y Sonido desde la Experimentación in Ayacucho, Peru.