I'm involved in sound and music through artistic work, sound engineering, and independent research. I'm currently based in Waltham MA / Boston area.

As a composer, I work with recorded sound, instrumental performers, and mixed electroacoustic setups. As a sound engineer, I provide technical direction and live engineering, and record and mix new music in various forms.

I am interested in the performance situation, place and location, the excessive nature of sound, ...

I hold a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition (supervisor: David Berezan) from the University of Manchester, UK (2010). I was an active member of the MANTIS community at the University of Manchester (2005-10), setting up as well as diffusing acousmatic work on the 40+ loudspeaker system. I have a background as a cellist, studying with Henri Foehr at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg (Prix Supérieur - 2000). I was part of a Manchster-based mixed instrumental-electroacoustic group, KAIROS, run by Gavin Osborn, interested in improv and one-off collaborative projects, from 2005-2008. I also hold a Certificate in Audio Production from Boston University CDIA in Waltham (2013), where I also worked for a time as Audio Production Coordinator and Adjunt Faculty. I have recently provided sound techinical direction and been engineer for various portrait concerts at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University (2015, 2017).

short CV / resume

Festival invovlement / works presented at:

rainy days festival Luxembourg LU (2016) - Distractfold / Philharmonie commission
hcmf Huddersfield UK (2016)
Darmstadt Summer Courses (IMD) DE (2016)
New Music North West RNCM Manchester UK (2016)
Distractfold #26 Manchester UK (2015)
Tête-à-Tête festival London UK (2011)
York Late Music Festival UK (2010)
Manchester International Festival UK (2007)
Sonorities Festival Belfast UK (2007)
Futuresonic Festival Manchester UK (2007)
Sonic Arts Network EXPO Manchester UK (2006)
+ various MANTIS Festivals at the University of Manchester UK

 

contact

alexis.guneratne
at gmail.com

working with Distractfold in Luxembourg, rainy days 2016
photo Linda Jankowska

recording at CDIA studio D - 2012
photo
Jessica Evelyn

live @ greenroom - 2008

performance-installation
KAIROS - 2007

sound diffusion rehearsal
MANTIS concert - 2006