St John’s College is glad to welcome our Sound Artist in Residence for Hilary Term 2017, Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri.

Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri is a Greek-born composer and sound artist working in Berlin, Germany and Ithaca, New York. She is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Cornell University. Her works interweave sound art, musical composition, visual objects and performance, and explore the factors that link these art forms. The world of sound and the visual appearance of her works are in continuous interaction, while being uncompromisingly precise, pure and economical in their means.

To accompany Marianthi’s Residency, a series of events will be held at The Barn in Kendrew Quad:

Marianthi Papalexandri and Pe Lang sound art installation 2017

Exhibition for Motors and Resonant Bodies
16–22 January
The exhibition features a number of Papalexandri’s sound art installations and sculptures, created in collaboration with Swiss kinetic artist Pe Lang. The exhibition is open:

  • Tuesday 17 January: 5pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 18 January: 12pm–2pm
  • Thursday 19 January: 10am–12pm
  • Friday 20 January: 11am–1pm
  • Saturday 21 January: 3pm–5pm
  • Sunday 22 January: 1pm--3pm

Artist Lecture ‘Shaping Sound’
20 January 5pm
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri will be in residence until the end of Hilary Term. For further information on her work see her website.

Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri and Pe Lang, Sound sculpture III, 2015