Alisa Clements lives in Brazil and is the author of All at Once, a novel that invites readers to new heights of awareness by leading them nowhere and everywhere at once. The Midwest Review praised Clements’ exploration into “the boundaries of the imagination,” and indeed, the boundaries between fiction and reality blur when her protagonists meditate to ‘logon’ to the far-out ‘Outernet’ for a meeting of the minds. You can read an excerpt of the novel here.
Clements decided at age seven that she would be a writer when she grew up, but this vocation was eclipsed in college by the exploration of other media, primarily electronic music. As a student at Harvard University she became a teaching assistant in the electronic music studio and stayed on after graduation, later taking the role of studio manager.
She then entered the Studio for Interrelated Media program at the Massachusetts College of Art in order to pursue her interests in experimental music, performance, and film. Upon receiving her MFA degree she became an instructor at the college, teaching classes in electronic sound composition. Her experience in this field ― as a performer, composer, and teacher ― enters into All at Once, in the guise of arcane facts about the effects of audio stimuli on human consciousness.
After a journey that has spanned several professions and countries, Alisa is now settled in northeast Brazil with her partner and their two children, and has returned to writing.