Selected Works About


Picture of Akshay Cadambi among rocks in Joshua Tree, CA.
Photograph by Akhil Mahesh.


Akshay Cadambi is an engineer, computer programmer, and musician. Their creative work lies at the intersection of soundscape composition, musique concrete, and spatial audio, and are currently interested in the harvest and transformation of domestic, urban, and anthropogenic sounds and soundscapes. Their work frequently employs the use of modular synthesis, computer music, field recording, custom electronics and software. Their technical expertise lies in audio software development, which includes building frameworks, libraries, and tools that end up in consumer audio products, including low-level hardware.

Originally from Bangalore, India, Akshay holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from PESIT, Bangalore, and an M.S in Media, Arts and Technology from University of California, Santa Barbara where they were advised by Curtis Roads, Andrés Cabrera and Clarence Barlow. They have exhibited work at several local and international exhibitions including ISEA, CURRENTS New Media Festival, and ACM SIGGRAPH Asia. They are currently based in San Francisco, CA, USA and work as a software engineer in the audio industry.


Email: [email protected]
CV: Please email me!
Misc: GitHub logo that links to my github profile.

Image of my Sony PCM-D100 field recorder.