Alba Triana is a Colombian composer and sound artist based in the United States. Her artistic practice focuses on exploring the inherent intelligence of nature. Her artworks—which are musically conceived and include interactive installations, resonating spaces, sound and light sculptures, and vibrational objects—are hybrid and cross the boundaries of a diverse set of fields. Artburst Magazine describes her as a “sound sculptor explor[ing] the interface between natural science and music... she combines rigor and poetic finesse.”
Triana has received numerous honors, including the Civitella Foundation Fellowship (worldwide), and was the winner of awards in Colombia, such as IDCT National Composition Contest, National Electroacoustic Music Contest, “Otto de Greiff” National Contest, and French Alliance Best Exhibition of the Year Award. She has received commissions, residences, and grants from Kronos Quartet, American Composers Forum, ArtCenter/South Florida (U.S.), Coincidencia/ProHelvetia (Switzerland), IMEB/GMEB (France), and Ministry of Culture (Colombia), among others.
Her work has been shown in many venues around the world, including Némo-Digital Arts International Biennial (France), ISEA-International Symposium of Electronic Arts (Colombia), CMMAS (Mexico), and York University (U.K.). Triana has participated in music festivals such as Futura, Synthèse (France), and Zilele Muzicii Noi (Moldova), to name a few. Her work belongs to private collections in Latin America, Europe and the U.S., as well as to the High Quality Cultural Portfolio of Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After earning her Bachelor's degree at Javeriana University in Colombia, achieving Academic Excellence and Merits, Triana was a Fulbright and Mazda Foundation scholar, obtaining her master's degree in Composition - New Media and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts. She pursued PhD studies at the University of California, San Diego, for Music Composition.