Alex Roth

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Other/Various

Instrument/voice type: Interdisciplinary

Location: London


Guitarist, composer, improviser, producer and interdisciplinary artist Alex Roth is gaining a reputation as "one of contemporary music’s most innovative and impressive talents" (musicOMH). Drawing inspiration from dance, film, literature and visual art as well as a wide range of musical traditions, Alex's work ranges across boundaries, and he regularly collaborates with leading figures from the jazz, improv, contemporary classical, alternative folk and electronic music communities. A member of art-rock quartet Blue-Eyed Hawk and singer/song-writer Alice Zawadzki's band, both of whose debut albums he co-produced, Alex also leads the electric guitar ensemble Future Currents and co-directs Sefiroth, an electro-acoustic chamber ensemble re-imaging traditional Sephardic repertoire. Other ensembles he has written for include the London Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta. Constantly seeking to expand the artistic context of his music, in recent projects Alex has been developing a multimedia practice that includes collaborations with choreographers, designers, visual and digital artists.