Alana Levandoski is a contemplative Christian composer, song and chant writer, and producer, whose particular interest is in using music's illuminating power to catch glimpses of incarnation in and through all of life.
Born on the Canadian prairies, and raised at the foothills of Riding Mountain National Park, nature and earth-based wisdom, including issues of food sovereignty, have deeply influenced her, even as she has grown within the rich context of Christian contemplation.
Initially building her recording career within the secular alt. country scene, Alana toured internationally for almost 10 years, and co-wrote songs with folk luminaries such as Sylvia Tyson.
Today, Alana’s music, now set within the context of Christian contemplation, has been commended by Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Brian McLaren, Fr. James Martin, Fr. Ron Rolheiser, Daniel P. Horan, Image Journal, Danielle Shroyer and more.
She has recently released the album Point Vierge - Thomas Merton’s Journey in Song with spoken word by James Finley, and audio from Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. Alana is also currently launching an album called Meditation With Children, a project that highlights the practice of centering prayer for children, based on the book Meditation With Children, by Noel Keating.
True to the lineage, as a graduate from the inaugural class of the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation, Alana works with "paradox as a co-writer", as a practice for life, and in the process of song and chant writing.
Alana lives with her family on a regenerative agriculture farm in Manitoba, Canada where she and her husband grow their own food, and have used 75% reclaimed material to convert a barn into their home.