AES New York 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Digital Audio Arts - University of Lethbridge - Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Secondary Affiliation: School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences - Paris, France
AES Member Type: Member
Amandine Pras is an Assistant Professor of Digital Audio Arts at University of Lethbridge in Alberta. Her research questions the interconnections between technological innovation and music production practices from esthetic, sociological, and political perspectives. She started conducting ethnographic research in recording studios of Bamako, Mali in July 2018, in collaboration with ethnomusicologist Emmanuelle Olivier. Recently, she also presented her video documentary “A Home Away From Home” at the World Film Festival in Montreal, based on a study that she carried out in India at the end of her postdoctoral residency at The New School for Social Research. She completed her PhD thesis at McGill in 2012 about best practices for studio recording in the digital era. Graduate from the Advanced music production program (FSMS) of the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), Amandine produced albums with musicians as diverse as the ARC Ensemble, Jim Black, Quatuor Bozzini, Luciane Cardassi, Daniel Carter, Nels Cline, Benoit Delbecq, Mary Halvorson, Tony Malaby, the Metropolis Ensemble, Andy Milne and William Parker.