Composer and sound artist Abby Aresty investigates the world through its sounds, creating powerful sonic explorations from even the most mundane objects. Her work crosses paths with diverse disciplines, from collaborations in dance, film, and music, to continuing explorations of breath in music through garment-based biofeedback technology. Her recent work, Paths II: The Music of Trees, was featured in an interview with Melissa Block on NPR’s All Things Considered, and was hailed as ‘otherworldly,’ and ‘sometimes eerie, sometimes transportingly lovely,’ by the Seattle Times.
Aresty received her Doctorate from the University of Washington in December 2012. She holds a BM in music composition from Eastman School of Music and an MM in music composition from the University of Michigan.