Amandine Pras

Dr. Amandine Pras

Music
Faculty

Specialty

Digital Audio Arts, Music Production, Sound Engineering

About

Amandine Pras is an Assistant Professor of Digital Audio Arts at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, and an Associate Researcher of Centre Georg Simmel at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. Her research examines the impact of globalized digital technologies on worldwide audio and music practices from esthetic, cultural, and political perspectives. She started conducting an ethnography of Bamako recording studios with Ethnomusicologist Emmanuelle Olivier in July 2018. The past year, she presented her video documentary A Home Away From Home around the world, based on a cross-cultural experiment that she carried out with four world-class improvisers in West Bengal at the end of her postdoctoral residency at The New School for Social Research in New York. Amandine completed her PhD thesis at McGill about best practices for studio recording in the digital era. Graduate from the Advanced music production program (FSMS) of the Paris Conservatoire, she produced albums and curated live events with artists as diverse as Michael Attias, Jim Black, Quatuor Bozzini, Luciane Cardassi, Daniel Carter, Sougata Roy Chowdhury, Nels Cline, Benoit Delbecq, Mary Halvorson, Tony Malaby, the Metropolis Ensemble, Andy Milne, William Parker, Satoshi Takeishi, and Terri Witek.