Stefan Maier (b. 1990) is an artist and composer based in Vancouver, Canada — the unceded, traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. His installations, performances, writings, and compositions examine emergent and historical sound technologies. Highlighting material instability and unruliness, his work explores the flows of sonic matter through sound systems, instruments, software, and bodies, to uncover alternate modes of authorship and listening possible within specific technologically-mediated situations. Stefan works fluidly between experimental electronic music, sound art, installation, and contemporary classical music. His work has been presented by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (DE), National Music Centre (CA), Kunsthal Aarhus (DK), Unsound (PO), Ultima festival (NO), SPOR festival (DK), G(o)ng Tomorrow (DK), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (NL), MONOM (DE), Unsound Festival (PL), and Vancouver New Music (CA), among many others. His work as a sound designer has been presented throughout the world, with recent projects presented at Sterischer Herbst (AU), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art (NE), and V-A-C foundation (RU). In 2017 he received a Mayor’s Art Award from the City of Vancouver and was a 2019 Macdowell Colony Fellow. Stefan is Assistant Professor of Sound Art and Sound Design at the School of Contemporary Art at Simon Fraser University.

stefanemaier@gmail.com