Alessandra Novaga plays classical and electric guitar. She is mostly involved in new and experimental music and improvising, and has been working, among others, with composers such as Paula Matthusen, Sandro Mussida,Travis Just, and Vittorio Zago all of whom wrote scores for her. Her realizations of textual and graphic scores
often include a makedly performative component, departing from conventional ways of interacting with the instrument.She has performed in Europe and in the United States. She played in Festival such ANGELICA (Bologna), ALL FRONTIERS (Gorizia) and, among the others, Area Sismica (Forlì), Hundred Years Gallery (London), Quiet Cue (Berlin), O' (Milano); In the last years she has been invited to be part of downtown scene often, past performances in New York City include the Transient Series, the Incubator Arts Project - Ontological Hysteric Theater, Zebulon, Silent Barn and Spectrum. In 2011 she was part of the performance/installation Sight Inseen directed by Lee Ranaldo in Lecce for Sound Res Festival. In March 2013 she was the first guitarist to perform the entire cycle of John Zorn’s Book of Heads in Italy.She is co-founder of the experimental music trio Hurla Janus and, among the others, she has collaborated with Massimo Falascone, Elliott Sharp, John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), Gianni Mimmo, Roberto Del Piano, Tribe of Colin, Patrizia Oliva, Gianni Gebbia, Oh Petroleum, Pat Moonchy, Francesco Gagliardi, Andrea Centazzo, Olivia Salvadori, Sandro Mussida.As well as working as a performer, Alessandra often works for the theater as a composer. Recently, she has wrote and performed music on stage for Elena Russo Arman (Teatro dell'Elfo), for the group Phoebe Zeitgeist, and for Elio De Capitani (Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto).She has recorded her CD for solo electric guitar, La chambre des jeux sonores, published by Setola di Maiale and she has been invited by Elliott Sharp to record one her piece for the I Never Meta Guitar - Vol Three, curated by him and published by Clean Feed. She has recorded also for Stradivarius, Preludio and a p p a r i z i o n e.Alessandra is a graduate of Vicenza’s Conservatory of Music and of the Musik Akademie-Musikhochschule in Basel, Switzerland, where she studied with Oscar Ghiglia. She lives and works in Milano.
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