Shambhavi Mishra (b.2000) is a music composer currently studying composition with Professor Nancy Galbraith, and sonic arts with Professor Jesse Stiles and Professor Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh. She is an alumni of The New Music School in Kingston, New Jersey and was studying piano under Angela Triandafillou, Marvin Blickenstaff, and Gary Madison. Her compositions are influenced by a variety of world music and experimental techniques. Through her experience with Carnegie Mellon University's Exploded Ensemble, she combines various forms of media arts and electronic processing within her compositions in order to create an auditory and visual experience.
As an artist engaged in the arts and humanities, when approaching any compositional project she combines her critical and artistic thinking with her sense of innovation and creativity. Her interest in specifically integrating music composition and humanities analytics stems from her passion of approaching music expression with an analytical mindset, as well as developing technological projects for the creative arts. Either in her compositions or multimedia installations, the projects that she has developed and is currently developing are a reflection of capturing the human experience in the form of music while portraying its connectivity with the digital world.
With the rise of computational thinking and digital platforms in the humanities, music is also experiencing the same shift and the need for adaptation within a more technologically driven world. Her artistic process is driven by discovering the relationship between music creation and data analysis of modern day storytelling methods such as social media, in order to create compositions that further our understanding of how we socially interact and express ourselves with the aid of technology. This bridge between technology and music inspires her to explore questions such as how to create new music that speaks to audience experiences and is still relevant in today’s technological world, or how to interpret trends in the music industry that are due to the digitization process of music creation and performance, as well as many others.
In a world where the line between the arts and data sciences is beginning to blur, her compositional process and ideas emerge from observing the social environment around her, building a narrative or experience for the audience to listen or visualize through a musical ensemble, and adding elements of technological manipulation such as electronic processing, prerecorded soundtracks, field recordings, lighting design, video projections or other multi media elements in order to create an immersive soundscape. While this process strays from traditional composing and performance methods, it allows for audiences to develop a new relationship not only to music, but also to the sound, noise, and imagery in their natural environment. As she continues to develop her artistic craft though this process, her goal as a composer and artist is to provide audiences with new experiences through the interaction of music, data, and media.
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- At own home
- At own studio
- At student home
- 2023 - Masters - Carnegie Mellon University
- 2022 - Bachelors in Humanities & Arts - Carnegie Mellon University