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Alex Jang is a composer and guitarist based in Victoria B.C.
His music studies began in earnest with violin lessons. At fifteen, Alex had to stop playing violin due to a back injury, which prompted him to start composing, as a way to stay in contact with music. His first efforts at writing music led him to study composition, conducting and chamber music performance at University of Victoria and University of Huddersfield.
During his studies, Alex learned from and worked with Christopher Butterfield, John Celona, Ajtony Csaba, Alexander Dunn, Pauline Oliveros, Peter Ablinger, Linda Catlin Smith, and Antoine Beuger, among many others.
His recent compositions offer possibilities for drawing musicians and listeners deep into the present moment. His focus is on writing and making music where sounds are produced as a result of the performer trusting a resonant space, their own instrument, or their fellow performers.
Some people who have performed his music include Apartment House, A Place to Listen Ensemble, Sylvia Hinz and XelmYa+, Erica Roozendaal, Música Experimental da Cámara, Ultraviolet, Adrian Verdejo, and the Victoria Composers Collective.
He has been a member of A Place to Listen Ensemble, founded by Daniel and Laura Brandes, since its inception in 2012.
He is the co-founder of Omni Temporum Duo with his wife and fellow composer Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins.