Lara Sarkissian is a composer, DJ, and filmmaker. Alongside artist 8ULENTINA, she is a co-founder of CLUB CHAI—a Bay Area record label, event series, and curatorial project that artistically hybridizes non-western sounds with electronic music. Sarkissian’s electronic music is rooted in her visual work as a film scorer and AV artist, drawing on experimental sound design, and creative storytelling. 2017 saw her live international debut at Moscow Museum of Modern Art’s 'Hosting the Inhuman' exhibition, performing a live-score to her short film IR HOKIN HANGEEST. She has worked in immersive sound, producing a 360 sound piece and live show for San Francisco's spatial software and immersive audio space Envelop and collaborating with video artist Jemma Woolmore for the ISM Hexadome exhibition. At MUTEK.SF 2019 Lara will have a special live set with Khatch playing duduk and frame drum.