LaSaM is an affiliation of composers, musicians and audio and media artists in Victoria, Canada, who investigate ways of perceiving and engaging with sound. LaSaM designs events that illuminate relationships between performers, audiences materials and elements of the soundscape.
The core of LaSaM is an ongoing meeting place where ideas in sound, music, light, image and context evolve from an approach grounded in acute listening, creative improvisation and collaborative art making.
As well as presenting the collaborative projects of its core members, LaSaM programs works by composers whose innovation and spirit have profoundly influenced the practice of creative music making in recent times. These composers have included Alvin Lucier, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Earle Brown, Alvin Curran, Gavin Bryars, Martin Bartlett, John Cage and others.