Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri (1974/ Greece) is a composer and sound artist based in Switzerland and Ithaca, NY. She is known internationally for her elegant and innovative sound kinetic constructions that she develops both independently and together with Swiss kinetic artist Pe Lang. Papalexandri’s works interweave the borderlines of sound art, composition, visual objects and performance and explore the factors that link these art forms.
Papalexandri’s work have been exhibited internationally, including the Kunstmuseum Basel, MuDA museum of digital art, Zurich; Asmolean Museum, Oxford; Museum of Musical Instruments Berlin; ISEA, Hong Kong; San Francisco Art Institute; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Transmediale, Berlin; Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland, Donaueschingen Festival and Venice Biennale of Architecture. Marianthi had received commissions by Neue Vocalsolisten, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Mosaik and festivals such as MaerzMusik; Japan Media Art; Ultraschall; ECLAT and Archipel among other.
The recipient of the Humboldt-University of Berlin: Cluster of Excellence International Fellowship (2015), Papalexandri has been honored by numerous awards, residencies and grants, including the ProHelvetia grant, Ernst Von Siemens Foundation Commission, the Berlin Senate Sound Art Grant, the Swedish Arts Council Composition Grant, the Berlin Senate Composition Grant, the International IMPULS Composition Award) and the Dan David Prize for Contemporary Music. Papalexandri has been nominated artist in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the Villa Concordia, the Humboldt-University, the Instrument Inventors Institute and the St John’s College, University of Oxford.
Since 2016, Papalexandri is an Assistant Professor of Composition at the Department of Music of Cornell University, in Ithaca NY. Marianthi is currently collaborating with Guy Hoffman and the International Contemporary Ensemble -ICE on a large scale project titled ‘Human and Machine Improvisation in Action’ supported by a Cornell NYC Visioning initiative grant.
Marianthi will be presenting her work at No Patent Pending #38 at the iii workspace on October 12.