Alexander is a composer and improviser from Aberdeen, Scotland. Currently living in Manchester:
“I am interested in the musical potentials within our cyberspace: networked performance/telematic music/internet jamming/distance collaboration… there are many names; it is early days.
There is a digital revolution – virtuality all around us. Earth is changing, saturated with invisible data streams – meaningless without the devices that decode them. If you have one, boundaries and boarders disintegrate.
Your very substance transformed (matter to energy): diffused, dispersed though space and time, stored to be called upon at will. The goal is collaboration, in real-time or not.
The technology is there: Social media and video conferencing, combined with musical performance. And the results? Not like playing in a room.