About abbyaresty

Composer and sound artist Abby Aresty investigates the world through its sounds. Her work crosses paths with diverse disciplines, and includes interdisciplinary collaborations in dance, film, and music. Aresty’s music has been performed across the U.S. and abroad, and her works and collaborations have been featured in festivals including the International Computer Music Conference, in Montreal, and the ImageMovementSound Festival in Rochester, NY. Aresty earned her bachelor's degree in composition at the Eastman School of Music, her master's degree at the University of Michigan and is a doctoral student at the University of Washington.

All plugged in

ImageHave had to divide my time here in Banff between a few different projects.  It’s nice to spend some time again on my original breathing goals!


Hello from Banff!


For the past seven weeks or so I’ve been up in beautiful Banff, AB, being inspired by the mountains and juggling a number of different projects.  I am participating in the Winter Creative Residency at the Banff Centre, which is a program that allows artists time to reflect and work on self-directed projects.  I’ve been exploring breath in music with a custom-made textile biofeedback device.  On the side I’ve begun work on a new environmental sound installation (still in the top-secret planning phase), a collaboration exploring texture with abstract filmmaker and animator Stephanie Maxwell, and a few other things.  I’ve got less than three weeks left and can’t quite believe how quickly the time has flown!