Alexis Emelianoff is a sound artist based in Montréal, Canada, currently inventing and performing with acoustic and electronic instruments. Her approach is highly divergent and dependent on exploration in material research and physics; temperature changes, magnetism, and water conductivity have all animated installations in different ways. She designs systems to allow the ‘breakthrough’ of the electrical medium and its sonic form, whether periodic, arrhythmic, abrasive, obstinate... these are the ‘expressive traits’ of the activity present behind walls and in objects of utility. Current projects include hybrid sound output systems and adapting the Western piano to Persian music. She has performed in Canada, Europe and the United States, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Zhou Brothers Center, and the Cultural Center in Chicago, and at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley; and has published in Leonardo Music Journal. Collaborators include Florian Grond, Adrian Freed, Sha Xin Wei, Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski and Amir Amiri. Currently Alexis plays in the Balinese Gamelan group Giri Kedaton. She is a collaborating member of the research organization CIRMMT and an invited member of the media arts collective Perte de Signal.