Craig Aalders is a guitarist and composer based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. His ambient and experimental work explores sound as a medium of visceral resonance. Influenced by the Pacific Northwest, Aalders creates absorbing and evocative soundscapes that use abstraction to convey strong emotional and expressive ideas.
Aalders' process employs streams of layered sound. Intricate chains of analog and digital signal processing reverberate into a sense of moment and space. Acoustic and electric guitars, piano, synthesizers and field recordings are transformed into diverse, evolving, sonic landscapes. His evocative sounds seamlessly shift between billowing synthetic textures, shimmering organic tones and hauntingly beautiful arrthymic sound collages.
Aalders' work has been performed throughout Canada. Highlights include: the Soundasaurus Festival of Multimedia Soundarts, the Sonic Boom Festival and the Further Series Electroacoustic Festival.