Shani Aviram (b. Jerusalem, Israel) is a composer, and sound designer currently based in Philadelphia. She works with fragments of memories, conversations and synthesized sounds, exploring forms of musical collage either horizontally or vertically. Often, she will let the machine run wild. Shani frequently collaborates with Marina Kukso in their absurdist audio/visual telecommunicated duo Nightmare Cats. She also served as the programming director for Megapolis Audio Festival.