Vanessa Li

Artist

Vanessa Li is a Canadian sound technologist and software engineer with formal training in music technology, computer science, architectural acoustics, and classical piano. She has worked professionally in the audio software and music streaming industry as a systems and backend engineer for over 8 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vanessa’s installations revolve around experiences that take the individual out of their default mode of passive receptivity, often using sound as a medium, to foster conscious reflection on phenomena, ranging from the elemental fabric of reality up to higher-order relationships. Her work attempts to highlight the role between the self and the environment using novel interactions that link one’s internal experience with the external through listening. She has exhibited works in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Gray Area Arts Foundation and Soundwave Festival, in Berlin at Spektrum, and in Budapest at the Spatial Sound Institute.