Brandon Becker is a composer, performer and installation-artist whose work is centered around the construction and deconstruction of sound objects and their relationship to attention and perception in the context of live performance, both public and private, and, by extension, the potential of art (broadly defined) to amplify our capacities for empathy and the communal processing of trauma.
Photo credit: Michella Bredahl
Alex Hawthorn is a Sound Artist, Composer, and Technologist based in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.
His work interrogates notions of archive and memory, bringing together aspects of traditional composition and experimental sound design with elements of photography, videography, and other forms of digital media. As an associate artist with Theater Mitu, he explores non-traditional forms of narrative expression by using recorded text reconstructed in loop-based performances to both condense and elasticise the narrative format into that of a meditative form. In his solo work, he combines elements of old and new technologies: traditional orchestral scoring, solo piano performance, field recordings, and various synthesis techniques, to create works that bring the listener into a place of meditation and memory.
His work in theater has been heard across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. When not working, he enjoys traveling abroad with a camera in-hand. You can see more of his creations on his Instagram (@AFHawthorn)