[back to archives]
(New York City, NY)
Alexa Dexa is a multifaceted artist with footholds in composition, electronic sound design, and performance. Her toychestral electronic pop solo project parades her floating vocals, handcrafted soundscapes, and enough instruments made with children in mind to rival a playpen. Among her growing collection are her beloved toy pianos, pitched desk bells, and typatune.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music (2011), member of the Schoenhut Artist Roster, and volunteer artist for Sing for Hope, Alexa is known for the duality between the innate childish affability of her toys and the maturity of her lyrical content and compositional means. She was awarded the 2015 Creative Individuals Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for her most recent album “Year of Abandon” and a 2014 Puffin Foundation grant for her activist album “Whale Bones and the Boundary of a Fish”.
Her discography includes 3 full-length albums, 2 conceptual micro-albums, and 2 soundtracks for site-specific performance and theater. Alexa’s ongoing projects include Chorale Corral: A Living Sound Library, a collection of found objects that invite public participation in cataloguing and fulfilling their potential as sound-makers, and Culture Culture: Cultivated Samples, a collection of field recordings taken from her tour travels that frame society through sound. She also leads a workshop on “Pursuing Indie Music Professionally” for Long Island high school students through the BOCES Arts-in-Education program.
Her past projects include taking on the capacity of Sound Designer for the Off-Off-Broadway production of “Someone’s Trying to Kill Me” at NYC’s HERE theater (2011).
- via alexadexa.com/bio
The 30-30s are a new indie/folk group from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Link to past performance is available through the "etc" link.