Audio Engineer / Lecturer
MFA, California Institute of the Arts
Fields: Audio Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Production, Post-Production
Brian Saia is a sound designer, composer, producer, recording engineer, and educator based in Los Angeles and Massachusetts. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he studied sound art and installation, and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts, where he studied experimental sound and piano technology. As a musician, Brian takes acoustic sounds from everyday objects and broken instruments and transforms them into rich sonic landscapes through digital and analog processing. It is this process that he uses to create unique, otherworldly soundtracks to award winning films showcased in such festivals as Sundance and SXSW. Believing art to be a powerful vehicle for communication and progress, Brian addresses social issues and community building through his teaching and in his musical collaborations with organizations such as NASA and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Brian currently teaches audio recording and music technology at the College of the Holy Cross and produces music in the genres of ambient, folk, indie, electronic, experimental and post-rock.