Recent Album: Celeste
Release Date: 13November2018
Genre: Soul, Experimental, Acoustic
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Influences: Olafur Arnolds, Lianne La Havas, Nils Frahm, James Blake, Sigur Ros
Sounds like: Emeli Sande, Lianne La Havas,
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. 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.