Vanessa Massera

Vanessa Massera’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Corfu, Gothenburg, Karlsruhe, Lisbon, Montréal, Mooste, Moscow, Oakham, Rome, Sheffield, Stockholm, Toronto, Valdivia and Visby…

Vanessa Massera has specialized in electroacoustic music, a medium she uses to express poetic ideas within the multiple cultural spaces and environments that fuel her inspiration.

Her works have been programmed by the following festivals, among others: EBU Euroradio Folk Festival (Russia), Svensk Musikvår (Sweden), NWEAMO (Japan), EMUFest (Italy), Música Viva (Portugal), NYCEMF (USA), Sound Travels (Canada), and Ai-maako (Chili). Her piece Éclats de feux won the 2nd prize at the Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) competition (Canada, 2016).

She studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (2008-12), and later received a PhD in 2019 from The University of Sheffield (UK) for her thesis Environment in Electroacoustic Music (

[English translation: François Couture, iii-22]

Vanessa Massera

[Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque]

Montréal (Québec), 1987

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

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Vanessa Massera [Photo: Caroline Campeau, Montréal (Québec), February 19, 2022]
Vanessa Massera [Photo: Caroline Campeau, Montréal (Québec), February 19, 2022]



Date Work Program
February 22, 2021 Vanessa Massera, Border Crossing (2017-18), 10:21 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
December 8, 2016 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)