Welcome to AliaSynesthesia.comAlia Synesthesia is a Toronto-grown score composer, illustrator, multi-instrumentalist musician, trained operatic singer and digital, interactive and mixed media artist. Her scores, video games, flyers and graphic artworks popped up all around Toronto in local projects and collaborations, as well as in international workshops and collabortaions.
Siberian-born, Toronto-grown, Alia Synesthesia is a multi-media artist, for whom boundaries between different artistic forms of expression are blurry and unclear. She composes scores for media and film, performs live and tours as a mutli-instrumentalist (cello, jaw harp, drums, keys, operatic vocals) with her solo project Subterranea, performs on stage as a live member with UK-based darkwave project ATTRITION, and develops web art, makes video games, immersive storytelling artifacts, and interactive installations.
Alia holds a PhD in Digital Media, Multimodal Communications, and Affective Technology from York University, and enjoys developing useful software for creative professionals, musicians, and artists. For her, software development is a medium, a message, and a form of expression just like her music, video game characters and stories and illustrations are.