Alexander Pierce (b. 1992, UK) is a performer and producer, working through improvised methods of collecting, moving, assembling, sound-making, questioning and writing. The materials used in his practice are, importantly, either salvaged, transient or reusable; the work thus interacts with the socio-economic/socio-ecological conditions of the space of its realisation.
Recent expositions of this work have included: Delusion, Distortion & Deception (at Enclave Lab, 2019), a performance and installation realised in collaboration with Nicola Tirabasso (IT); Music For Four Hands & One Piano (2019), a series of improvised piano works recorded at The Swedish Church, London, realised in collaboration with Matilda Tjäder (SE); and Beneath A Tent (at Safehouse, 2018), a performance and installation realised in collaboration with Zoë Annesley Harris. As Yem Gel | Cobweaver, he will release the full-length album, NettleHelix, with Quantum Natives in 2019. As one quarter of the improvising group Historically Fucked, he has recently performed at Cafe Oto (London), TUSK Festival (Gateshead), and Peer Hat (Manchester).