Kaliane Van (They/Them, She/Her) (pronounced: Call-Lee-Anne) has a penchant for conducting catchy chaos and a predilection for alliteration and synthesized syntax. They have lived 24 years around the sun, and do so to the beat of their own drum. As a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who studied audio technology through Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, they continue a self-directed aural education by recording/mixing/mastering/producing/composing at home and with mentors and collaborators. Kaliane composes music aleatorically and incorporates intuitive tunings and tempos that are improvised and influenced by the magic of recording into Reason and Pro Tools. They weave digital and analog realms of freaky folk ad-libbing and textural tones into sonic landscapes and sound design for fantasy worlds and spoken word poetry. Kaliane is an avid writer, visual artist, and dancer who recognizes and relishes the immense honour, pleasure, and privilege it is to be an artist. The arts are an essential form of cosmic relief. Kaliane invokes freedom and offers uniquely channeled aggregates of whimsical sonder to inspire and provide imaginative information for entities to experience as they navigate through, across, atop, below, within, without, and beyond realms of existence.
2021 Artist Support Program: Tracking for a Cambodian Psych project that simultaneously transforms and caresses traditional folk songs with new life.