Ana Dall’Ara-Majek

Ana Dall’Ara-Majek is a composer, sound artist and researcher living in Montreal. She devotes herself to the study of the interaction between instrumental, electroacoustic and computerized thoughts in musical composition. She obtained a PhD in composition at the Université de Montréal in 2016, where she also taught several courses in digital music.


Her works have been performed at numerous festivals such as: Sound in Space (US), Multiphonies GRM (France), Sound Space (Belgium), Sincrónic (Spain), Sound Travels (Canada), MANCA NYCEMF (US), The Engine Room (UK), Akousma (Quebec); and by collectives: Music & Research, Studio für elektroakustische Musik, Taller Sonoro, Density 93, Musicalta and Distractfold among others.

Bacillus Chorus, electroacoustic work, 2016


Bacillus Chorus is the fourth movement of the Nano-Cosmos, a cycle of works dedicated to small arthropods and microorganisms. For this piece I was interested in bacteria – particularly their ability to multiply and modify their environment by working together. This led me to the idea of exploring musical polyphony as a bacterial colonization in which sounds duplicate by binary fission processes, contaminate each other, form bacterial chains, and slowly alter the properties of the entire work.