George Rahi (b 1987, Philadelphia) is a composer and sound artist based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories. He works with experimental instruments and technologies as a method of exploring acoustic and digital anomalies, modes of listening, and spatial and architectural thinking. His work includes installations, instrument making, composition, solo + ensemble performance, and works for radio, theatre & public spaces. His work has been supported by awards and grants such as the Lab30 Audience Award, Canada Council for the Arts Guest of Honour (Frankfurt), R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award.

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2019    MFA, Simon Fraser, School for the Contemporary Arts
2011    BA. Honours, University of British Columbia

selected performances + installations


2022     Lab30 Festival Audience Award, Augsburg
2020     Canada Council for the Arts Guest of Honour, Frankfurt
2019     British Columbia Arts Council, Early Career Development Award
2018     R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award
2018     Glenfraser Endowment Research Award in Acoustic Communication
2018     Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Award
2017     Simon Fraser University Service Award
2016     British Columbia Arts Council, Media Arts Grant


2023     AIR-Artist in Residence Niederösterreich, Krems, Austria
2022     Lobe Spatial Sound Studio, Vancouver
2022     hcma architecture, Vancouver
2021     Locus Sonus Research Group, Aix Marseille University
2019     EMS (Elektronmusik Studion), Stockholm
2019     Roundhouse Centre for the Arts, Vancouver
2019     Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar
2017     Beyond Spectacle, SFU Institute for the Humanities
2015     Hadden Park Fieldhouse, Vancouver Park Board (2015–18)

talks + presentations

2023     Instruments, Interfaces, Infrastructures, Harvard University Department of Music
2022     FutureStops Festival, Toronto
2022     Rocky Mountain Balinese Gamelan Festival, Denver
2019     Modulus Festival, Music on Main, Vancouver
2018     Sound Thinking Symposium, Surrey Art Gallery
2017     Colloquium Series, Simon Fraser School for the Contemporary Arts
2015     Guest Lecture, World Music Program, Djavad Mowafaghian Art Centre, SFU