Alex Jang (b. 1988) studied composition at the University of Huddersfield and at the University of Victoria with John Celona, Christopher Butterfield, Wolf Edwards, Aaron Cassidy, and Bryn Harrison. He has also had lessons and masterclasses with Linda Catlin Smith, Paul Steenhuisen, Suzanne Farrin, Peter Ablinger, Gianluca Ulivelli, Ajtony Csaba, and has studied classical guitar with Dr. Alexander Dunn.
Described as “possessed of strange and unidentifiable energies” (Tim Rutherford-Johnson, The Rambler), his pieces inhabit a soundworld that is fragile, blurred, and immersive. His intimate works frequently exhibit extended durations, timbral ambiguity, and seek new relationships between sound and silence, stillness and movement. His pieces have been performed by Adrian Verdejo, Steve Cowan, A Place to Listen Ensemble, Ensemble motoContrario, Gabriela Areal & Eugenia Amarilla, Liam Hockley, Daniel Brandes, and the Victoria Composers Collective, and his work has been featured at dachklang: august (Munich), Música Experimental de Cámara (Buenos Aires), Festival Contrasti (Trento), Oak Bay New Music Festival, A Place to Listen, Casse-Tête Festival of Experimental Music, Vancouver Pro Musica Further Series, Little Chamber Music Series That Could, SALT New Music Festival, and the Aventa IgNITE! Composers Workshop.
He composes, conducts, and plays guitar and mandolin for the Victoria Composers Collective and A Place to Listen Ensemble. His first CD is now available through Another Timbre Canadian Composers Series