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Alexandra Hay

Composer, Performer

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Born: 1985


Alexandra Hay is a composer, sonic artist and teacher. Her work often explores processes of gradual transformation: the unfolding of figures, timbres, and resonances that converge and disperse. She studied at the NZSM in Wellington, and the Freie Universität in Berlin under a DAAD scholarship. Her work has been performed in NZ, Australia, Europe and the USA by ensembles including Stroma, Duo Stump-Linshalm, Chronology Arts, The Song Company, Ensemble Offspring, the JACK quartet, and BetaCollide; and in festivals Asia Pacific 2007, Nuovi Spazi Musicali (Italy) 2008, and in the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days. Alexandra was the recipient of the 2008 NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer Award and the 2011 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer Residency. Her clarinet duo part/s is published by Waiteata Music Press. Alexandra lives in San Francisco, and is a doctoral student and Fulbright Fellow studying with Mark Applebaum and Brian Ferneyhough at Stanford University.

Composed (6)

Bellum Nocturnis

for orchestra

Black and Red Dot Composition #1

for chamber ensemble of an unspecific size


for string quartet


three short pieces for B flat Clarinet duo, 6m 40s


for voice, clarinet, cello and electronics

White Rain

for amplified flute and fixed electronics