Navid is a Montreal based media-artist, composer, interaction and sound designer. Navid studied music performance and composition for many years. Since 2005, he has been studying Electroacoustics and Computational Arts at Concordia University and Music Technology at McGill University. Currently he works as a sound designer and research assistant at both Topological Media Lab and Matralab, while pursuing his studies and various collaborations.

Navid creates real-time clouds and crystals of sound, engaging composition with interaction, improvisation, philosophy and cognition within various spaces. Often in his practice, gestures, rhythms and vibrations from everyday life are mapped dynamically to various DSP and sound synthesis parameters. Most of Navid’s creations and investigations range from fixed acousmatic compositions, to responsive architecture, interface design, theatre, and performance.

Navid is listening…

Navid Navab is a matralab research associate.

Projects by Navid Navab

Circle of Sleep: Guzheng and Electronics

jamoma @ matralab

Les persiennes et les sortilèges

Native Alien

Noiseborder meets matralab

Practices of Everyday Life

Sound of Montréal


Villes LuminoSoniques – LuminoSoniCities

Zata Omm @ matralab

News about Navid Navab

Navid Navab mini-tour in Europe

Practices of Everyday Life at Ars Electronica Festival 2016

Circuits de consommation

STEER @ Hexagram Black Box Studio

F O L D @ Agora Hydro-Québec du pavillon Coeur des sciences

Festival “Musiikin Aika – Time of Music” (VIITASAARI/FINLAND)

Music Without Humans: “NATIVE ALIEN meets VOYAGER meets PROSTHESIS”

Noiseborder Ensemble meets matralab, University of Windsor

Practices of Everyday Life; Day1: Panning @ matrabox

matralab @ Goethe-Institut: Villes LuminoSoniques – LuminoSoniCities

Native Alien, public presentations: New York & Montreal

matralab @ Western Front Vancouver: Jan 20, 2012

Rohan de Saram @ matralab Nov. 18-25

Rohan de Saram (London, UK) in residence @ matralab

Amelia Cuni – Cosmopolitan Ragas – May 9, 2011

Video: Zata Omm @ matralab (July, 2010)

Zata Omm visits matrabox

matralab at Congress this week

NEXUS: World Premiere at Congress 2010

La vie quotidienne, Sound Spatialization, Arts in One World