FestivALT 2023 Kultur-Lige

Alex Roth

Short bio


Born in Detroit, raised in London and now based in Kraków, Alex Roth is a composer, guitarist, producer and interdisciplinary collaborator. His diverse body of work encompasses improvisation; orchestral compositions; scores for dance, theatre and film; and leading numerous bands. He has worked with some of Europe’s leading experimental musicians, such as John Butcher, Arve Henriksen, Savina Yannatou, Kit Downes, Mikolaj Trzaska and Olga Szwajgier.

Alex leads the acclaimed improvising trio Cut The Sky (with Wacław Zimpel and Hubert Zemler); produces experimental electronic music as Supersigil; co-directs Sephardic music group Sefiroth; and founded the networked ensemble MultiTraction Orchestra, whose critically lauded debut album was hailed by The Guardian as “a remarkable sonic collage by an A-list of international improvisers.”

Alex’s compositions have been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta, and the 20+ releases in his discography also include collaborations with singer/songwriter Alice Zawadzki, Mercury Prize nominee Laura Jurd’s Human Spirit, and Orcadian fiddler/singer/songwriter Catriona Price, among other recordings on labels such as Superpang, Edition, Diatribe and NMC. Alex is also the founder of Zyla, a new kind of label for experimental art across all mediums.