Composer and Sensory Artist, Siana Altiise, created PausePoints in 2017. She invited a group to listen to a live performance of her real-time compositions using her voice and then asked them what they thought of the experience. Moved by their emotional response and the power of music to take the group on a relaxing, inner journey, she moved forward to bring it to the world.
A native of Miami, Siana Altiise grew up surrounded by the cosmopolitan culture of an international city. In her teenage years, she developed a passion for capturing emotion through sound. While this connection strengthened, she understood emotions in colorful shapes. Believing it was normal, she graduated with a degree in Experimental Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Siana started her career by teaching English as a second language in Shenzhen, China. At 23 years old, she recognized her hyperconnected senses were in fact rare, causing music, physical sensations, personalities, emotions and numbers to be expressed with color association. After years of teaching and live music performance, she created the ‘sensory art’ experience she calls PausePoints.
PausePoints bring together Siana’s passion for ambient/experimental music, visual art, restoration and creating time for the self. These factor into her experiences that seek to explore an understanding of self-exploration and on outer and inner levels.
At its core, PausePoints create the space and permission to relax, feel, and connect. It is an exploration of the senses that brings the lesson of music into our daily lives can radically improve our clarity, our ability to reflect and relax, and that with music as our teacher – we can peel back to the layers of our Self that is waiting to be seen.
PausePoints’ mission is to create space for intentional connection through music.
Siana is an artist, speaker and storyteller with a passion for promoting music as a way of finding rest. Her music is effective cross-culturally and has been performed in several countries, including Brazil, South Africa, Germany and Macau. Her featured work, The Art of Slowing Down, has been featured by TEDxCentennialParkWomen and TEDxAtlanta.
Siana is a gifted keynote artist having entertained and captivated hundreds of thousands of people between the U.S., Africa, and Asia. She has mastered the ability to combine beautiful compositions and visual projections in a way that relaxes, motivates and inspires the heart. PausePoints are perfect for corporate events, non-profit meetings, and conferences. Your audience will be left restored and inspired.
PausePoints are refreshing and exhilarating. Using just her voice and simple machines, Siana Altiise creates an atmosphere that brings your audience to their resting point. As a corporate speaker, PausePoint’s message will intrigue your audience and leave them rested and inspired. PausePoints are great as the keynote to your event, or as a beautiful transition piece.
Siana helps companies engage in creative, multi-sensory meetings by designing a portion of your work space as a listening room. Each session is customized for employees to brainstorm fresh ideas, stimulate creative solutions or simply provide a sound-based work break with live, acoustic music. These flow of these workshops emphasize music & mindfulness. Moreover, each event is fully customizable to your needs based on audience size and time limitation.