Seed Award 2022 Q&A: Ana Alves

Headshot of Composer Ana Alves standing in front of trees with dappled sunlight on her face.
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To celebrate the winners of this year’s Seed Award, we caught up with all the selected artists and composers for a quick chat.

Here, we speak to Ana Alves.

Can you tell us about your musical influences?

I am influenced by a really large scope of music—I grew up around religious choral music and classical composers but then shifted focus to hip-hop production in my late teens. 

Artists that continue to astound and inspire me, among many many others, are Kanye West, Tim Hecker, broadcast, Earl Sweatshirt, Animal Collective, Sopa de Pedra, Mica Levi, William Basinski, Quelle Chris. 

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on a dynamic recorded piece, understanding what lies behind the stagnancy of a recording and how it can morph and change according to who is playing and listening. I am also currently working on a host of new interactive performance pieces. 

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