Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

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Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri (1974, Ptolemais, Greece) is a Berlin-based composer and sound artist. She studied composition with Chaya Czernowin, Rand Steiger and Roger Redgate. She received her doctoral and masters degrees in composition from the University of California, San Diego, the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien and the University of London, Goldsmiths College. Selected prizes and awards including the Impuls award, the Dan David Prize, the Kurt Weil Fellowship, the Robert Erickson Scholarship and the Stipendienpries der Darmstadter Ferienkurse. In 2007 she was a composer in residence at EMS Stockholm Studios in Sweden.

Marianthi Papalexandri’s work includes compositions for instruments and sound objects that she creates herself and in collaboration with artist Pe Lang, presented in a form of a live performance and audio-visual installation. Her work focuses on the reexamination and reinvention of the musical instrument as a sound generator, as well as the type of sound production and behaviour of the performer. Much of her work involves a continues interaction between the visual to the musical. It is also a work which demands absolute focus, clarity and economy of means.