Dayana Capulong

County: King County




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Dayana Capulong is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound designer for film, theater and interactive media. They identify as a queer and trans Filipinx American artist.  

Dayana has been exploring music and sound as a vehicle for storytelling and meaning-making, drawn to creating sonic art that represents and empowers marginalized communities – by revealing the complexity and beauty of these communities – for these communities.  

Dayana has a B.A. in Sound Design & Audio Post Production for Film & TV from Emerson College, and is a “Berklee College of Music drop out”.  

After some time in institutional artistic settings, Dayana is committed to decolonizing the artistic practice, welcoming more holistic care into collaboration, centering connection/collectivism, and shifting energy exchanges away from hyper-productivity and the centering of money. In decolonizing art as a practice, they hope to demolish and expand current understandings of ‘valid art & performance’ as a way to welcome more artists into art-making and to create more supportive collaboration spaces. Dayana is deeply grateful for their collaborators and chosen family to illustrate this type of collective support and genuine way to move through a capitalist world in a non-capitalist-centered way.