About

Alex Cohen is a performer/composer whose work traverses the realms of acoustic music and sonic theater, often involving homemade electronics and computer processing. Up until 2014, he worked primarily as a Guitarist and Educator within the paradigms of Jazz and Improvised music. Influenced by the work of his peers,  Alex started adopting the techniques of computer music for his theatrical realizations. These pieces of sonic theater are sometimes playful, sometimes threatening; ranging from puppetry to ecstatic mystical ritual. Alex holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory, a M.A. in Composition, and a M.F.A in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College. He has studied music with Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Maggi Payne, Pauline Oliveros, Wendell Logan, William Winant, and Bobby Ferrazza.

Alex has performed and recorded with Rent Romus, Brandon Evans, Sophia Shen, The Peanut Twins, A Huge Statue of Jesus, Organ Yank, and numerous other projects.

Alex is currently working on Musical Eschatology vol. 1, the first installment of a series exploring the notion of Apocalypse in music.