NIMALAN YOGANATHAN – CV                  


2017     MA in Media Studies. Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2009     BFA, Electroacoustic Studies (with Great Distinction). Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2005      B.Eng., Electrical. McGill University, Montreal, QC


Residencies and Artist Grants

2011 Mamori Sound Project (research-creation residency), Mamori Lake, Brazilian Amazon. Led by Francisco Lopez. Funded by Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec

2011 Klondike Institute Artist Residency. Dawson City, Yukon. Leading sound art workshops for youths; creating sound map of Dawson City and sound installation (deferred)

2010 Oboro’s Bourse de création en nouveaux medias pour jeunes artistes. Funded by La Caisse populaire Desjardins. Production of interactive multimedia installation employing soundscape compositions, Arduino microcontrollers, touch sensors, and solenoid automatons

2009 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec grant for artist residency in Nunavik. Conducted soundscape research and produced Inukjuak Sound Map. Also led field-recording workshops for Inuit teenagers.

Academic Publications

Yoganathan, N., & Chapman, O. (2017). Sounding Riddims: King Tubby’s dub in the context of soundscape composition. Organised Sound, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S1355771817000310


Conference Presentations

2016 Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium. Presented paper on King Tubby’s dub methods in the context of soundscape composition

2012 Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium. Presented my Amazonian soundscape research. Travel funded by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec

2010 Journées de la Culture, Oboro, Montreal. Gave public lecture on soundscape research


2015 Invited by Arts Commons to present sound installation Dub Concrete in commuter corridor of EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts as part of +15 Soundscape series, Calgary (More details here).

2010 Contributed Inukjuak Sound Map and Lilira radio documentary to Radio Canada’s Eye on the Arctic multimedia project and Framework Radio (Resonance FM UK). Listen to Lilira.

2010 “Chicago Calling Festival / Temperatures & Shapes” Elastic Arts, Chicago.
Commissioned by Chicago Phonography Ensemble to contribute Nunavik soundscape composition

Youth Outreach Work

2011 Hexagram Institute. Gave lecture on sound art to high-school students

2010 Led an outdoor sound walk with elementary school students (organized by Fais Ta Valise media art is schools project).

Selected Festival Performances and Gallery Installations

2014 Darling Foundry, Montreal

2013 Suoni Per il Popolo Festival, Montreal

2012 Soundasaurus Festival, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary

2012 Flausina Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2011 Signal & Noise Festival, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver

2010 Piknic Électronik, Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal

2010 Soundscapes of Inukjuak, Oboro, Montreal. Multi-channel sound performance

2009 Magnetic Forest, FOFA Gallery, Montreal. Multi-channel sound installation

2009 Tusarniq Festival, La Sala Rossa, Montreal

2009 MUTEK, Monument National, Montreal

2006 MUTEK, S.A.T, Montreal

Workshop Participation

Composition and field-recording techniques with Francisco Lopez                   

Conservatoire de musique du Montreal, 2009

Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros                                                     

McGill University, Montreal, 2009

Composing and mixing with Tim Hecker                                                              

Concordia University, Montreal, 2009

Max/MSP Workshop

Concordia University, Montreal, 2008

Audio Mastering with Dominique Bassal                                                              

CIRMMT, McGill University, Montreal, 2008

Selected Press Coverage

2015 Musicworks magazine interview and profile (Listen)

2012 nomorepotlucks magazine interview (Read)

2010 CBC Radio “Quebec AM” interview

2010 CBC Radio-Canada “Boreal Hebdo” interview (Listen)

2010 Capital News Online (Carleton University) podcast (Listen)

2010 Nunatsiaq Online interview (Read)

2009 Montreal Mirror (Read)