Montréal (Québec), 1987

Vanessa Massera has specialized in electroacoustic music, a medium she uses to express poetic ideas within the multiple cultural spaces and environments that fuel her inspiration.

Her works have been programmed by the following festivals, among others: EBU Euroradio Folk Festival (Russia), Svensk Musikvår (Sweden), NWEAMO (Japan), EMUFest (Italy), Música Viva (Portugal), NYCEMF (USA), Sound Travels (Canada), and Ai-maako (Chili). Her piece Éclats de feux won the 2nd prize at the Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) competition (Canada, 2016).

She studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (2008-12), and later received a PhD in 2019 from The University of Sheffield (UK) for her thesis Environment in Electroacoustic Music (

[English translation: François Couture, iii-22]