Ana María Romano G. is a Colombian composer and interdisciplinary sound artist. Her creative interests center around acoustic and electroacoustic media and participation in interdisciplinary projects involving contemporary dance, videodance, performance and live arts. Such endeavours are transversed by issues regarding gender and sexuality from a feminist perspective, as well as by the political force of creation. She has organized and shared diverse creative interdisciplinary spaces in music and improvisation with Colombian and foreign artists. She has received several national and international distinctions (prizes, commissions and other recognitions). Her works have been published in physical support and by several netlabels in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, England, Russia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United States and by the Red de Arte Sonoro Latinoamericano (Latin American Sound Art Network). Her writings have been published by Banco de la República, IDARTES, Universidad Javeriana, Ministry of Culture in Colombia. Her artistic works have been featured in festivals in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France, among others. Her interest in documentation led her to produce several publications such as CDs/multimedia, magazines, web platforms.  Her creative interests stem in the intersection of gender, sound and technology, listening, soundscape, noise, experimentation, improvisation, cyberspace, body and the political dimension of the creative. She has been working on the legacy of the pioneering Colombian electroacoustic composer Jacqueline Nova since 1999 and curated the 2017 sound installation “Jacqueline Nova. El mundo maravilloso de las máquinas” (Jacqueline Nova, The Wonderful World of Machines) for the Museo de Arte Moderno (Modern Art Museum) in Medellín. Currently, she teaches at Universidad El Bosque and is the director of Festival En Tiempo Real, event dedicated to the encounter between sound and technology with a gender focus.  In 2019 she has been nominated to the CLASSICAL NEXT INNOVATION AWARD 2019 (Holland), been invited as a Keynote speaker in NIME 2019 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Brazil), among others. 

from nothing to nothingThe world constantly sounds, gives us sounds and at the same time receives what we give it. The profuse sound environment is collectively built. Listening is not an isolated act, it allows us to circulate through the recesses of memory. Listening invites us to interact and let ourselves be affected by everything around us, reminds us that we are a cluster of relationships and exchanges. It reminds us that every living being is the center, away from anthropocentrism. Listening is an act of generosity and resistance.