Valeda (a.k.a Cat Lamoureux) is a composer and musician based between Montreal and Marseille. Recent releases include a collaborative EP with producer Swaya on Vancouver label s.M.i.L.e as well as a split release on Tehran-based label Kopi Records. As a part of digital arts collective susy.technology, she has recently completed a residency at Château Éphémère digital arts centre in Carrières-sous-Poissy, France, and is currently completing a year-long residency as a part of susy.technology at the Société des Arts Technologiques in Montreal, where the collective presented their immersive AV work Indivisible for the 2018 edition of MUTEK. Alongside her work as an artist, she has been a community worker for many years, namely as a facilitator and coordinator for a literacy and arts program based out of the Learning Disabilities Institute in Montreal, and as a volunteer and staff member at McGill’s sexual assault centre. Her research and work focuses on immersive and spatial sound, with a particular interest in how it connects to neurodiversity, somatics, trauma, and pedagogy.