Photo © Rob de Kruif
Electric guitar live performance
electric guitar, live electronics (2023, WP)
Alejandra Cárdenas aka Ale Hop, born in Peru, is an artist and experimental instrumentalist. In her live performances, she builds sonic layers of physical intensity, bringing forth a diverse repertoire of extended techniques for electric guitar combined with real-time sampling devices. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and a Master’s degree in Sound Studies, completed further studies in the History of Science and Technology, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the Berlin University of the Arts. She co-founded the Berlin-based festival Radical Sounds Latin America and now directs the publication Border-Listening/Escucha-liminal and the editorial platform Contingent Sounds, which facilitates critical discourse and artistic research on listening. Ale Hop’s work has been performed, screened, and exhibited at institutions and festivals worldwide.