Alexandra Spence is an artist and musician from Sydney, Australia. She makes installations, compositions and performances based on (everyday) sound and listening.
Alex’s art and music explores the idea of listening as active practice, examining the ways in which our individual notions of place and identity are shaped and mediated through sound. Through her practice she attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. With an interest in resonance, vibration and everyday sound, her aesthetic favours unusual sound sources: small sounds, inaudible frequencies, and object interventions (she holds the pseudo-scientific belief that electricity might actually be magic).
Alex has performed and presented work in concerts, festivals, symposiums and galleries in Australia, Canada, and Europe, including the Vancouver Art Gallery; Engineroom International Sound-Art Competition, London; Ausland, Berlin; Le Cube, Paris; Musée Guimet, Paris; NOW Now Festival, Sydney; UNSW Galleries, Sydney; and Siteworks Festival, Bundanon (w. the Splinter Orchestra).
Artist website: alexandraspence.net