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Composer Alexandra Gardner creates music and sonic art with a clear, expressive sound and a flair for the imaginative and unexpected.

… few [contemporary composers] achieve the particular alchemy of craft, whimsy, and sensual appeal that the Baltimore-based composer Gardner consistently produces.

— The New Yorker

listen / watch

Musicians of the Seattle Symphony perform the opening movement of Alexandra’s string quartet Coyote Turns in the Octave 9 performance space.

Flutist Megan Shanley Alger plays Fade.

Foreign Exchange by animator Corrie Francis Parks features Tourmaline.

upcoming events

April 1, 2023 — 3:00 p.m. PST
Blue John — solo double bass
Including works by Brochocka, Weinberg, and Davis
Scott Worthington
Soundwaves Concert Series
Pico Branch Library Annex
Santa Monica, CA

April 6, 2023 — 12:00 p.m. EST
Chalcedony Sonata — solo piano
Elizabeth Hill
Balance Campaign at Lunch Under the Pipes
Westminster Hall
519 West Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

April 13, 2023 — 8:00 p.m. EST
Ayehli — marimba and soundtrack
Juniper — solo shakuhachi
Cypress — baritone saxophone and soundtrack
Seduction Involves Patience — viola and soundtrack
Lantana — version for soprano saxophone and soundtrack
Performed by Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi; Edwin Kaplan, viola;
Doug O’Connor, saxophone; Jeff Stern, percussion
Split program with composer/performer Johannes Sidenius
Interpretations Series
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
More info and tickets

coaching / lessons / workshops

Alexandra works with composers from 13 to 113 and emerging to elite to jump-start their creative practices and navigate the fast-changing musical world.

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