On Canadian prairies (photo of Treaty 6 land above), I enjoy the work I do including leading, teaching, researching, and service to the academic and larger communities I am a part of. I am also a consultant for communications, curriculum, and project management, primarily for education and health & wellness sectors. When not doing all of the above, I am a sound artist and manage events as well a perform solo or collaboratively.
Leading, Teaching, Researching, Creating: These are often overlapping and integrative endeavors. My philosophical and practical approach to these endeavors is built upon 3 pillars – accountability, community, and collaboration. Those 3 pillars along with a spirit of improvisation, which requires a commitment to and welcoming of risk and surprise, are what really get myriad projects humming.
Sound Art and Contemplative Arts: I have been learning and teaching the art of gong since 2018 and am certified to teach meditation (and yoga). For my sonic and meditative events, I draw on the work of Pauline Oliveros (‘deep listening’) as well as Thich Nhat Hanh and Rev. angel Kyodo williams. As a professional sound artist, I engage in improvisation and collaborations with local, national, and international artists and academics. I have performed at local and international festivals online with The Remotions (a multiplay collective; online improvisation with musicians and artists) and in person with the Earth & Ether Trio (with James Harley & Reza Yazdanpanah). I also teach the philosophy and practice of gong playing to individuals and small groups. Teaching good vibes and resonant literacy – Ba-ziiing!
Contact Stacey Bliss:
she/her currently living on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, and the Northwest Métis – Region 3