Alexandra Spence is a sound artist and musician living on unceded Wangal land in Sydney, Australia. Her practice reimagines the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. Her aesthetic favours field recordings, analogue technologies and object interventions.

Alex has presented her art and music in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America including AB Salon, Brussels; Ausland, Berlin; BBC Radio; Café Oto, London; Cave12, Geneva; Fylkingen, Stockholm; The Lab, San Francisco; Liveworks Festival, with Liquid Architecture, Carriageworks, Sydney; Phoenix Central Park, Sydney; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; MONO, at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Punkt Festival, Kristiansand; Radiophrenia Festival at the Centre for Contemporary
Arts Glasgow; Soft Centre Sydney; Sound Forms Festival, Hong Kong; Standards Studio, Milan; The Substation, Melbourne; & Volume Festival, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.

She regularly collaborates with MP Hopkins as Banana,
and together they run the Sydney sound series Humming
Grotto. She has released her music on Room40, Longform Editions, Mappa, Canti Magnetici, and with More Mars & Infant Tree as Banana. And has received Bandcamp recommendations and acclaim in the likes of The Quietus and The Wire Magazine: "Her sense of field is broader.
It's as if she is trying to capture a whole landscape of
sound entire... We ought to spend more time with
Alexandra Spence, with our ears simply & honestly open.” (She holds the belief that electricity might actually be magic).


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Alexandra Spence’s residency has been assisted by the Australian Government
through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

Photo of Alex by Lydia Trappenberg