Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

Felisha Ledesma
Artist, curator, and community organizer
Felisha Ledesma is an artist and organizer based in Portland, OR. Felisha is the Executive Director of S1, an artist-run center that strives to provide engaging, relevant, and critical visual art, performance and education programming. In 2015 Felisha cofounded Women's Beat League throwing workshops, lectures, and parties focused on representing the female-identified and nonbinary views in electronic music. In 2016 Felisha cofounded the S1 Synth Library, dedicated to providing education and access to local, national, and international artists by hosting regular workshops, open library hours, and an artist-in-residence program. Felisha's focus has been providing low or no cost access to art and education in a supportive, nontraditional learning environment. As a sound artist she constructs cathartic and minimal pieces with a patchwork of field recordings, synthesizers, tapes, and voice.