Acme Studios — Alexander MacSween

Supporting Artists since 1972

Alexander MacSween

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Residency

Alexander MacSween is a composer, sound designer and musician from Montreal. His compositions often feature manipulations of the human voice by various technological means.

Alexander has participated in numerous film, dance and theatre projects. He has worked with Louise Bédard, Estelle Clareton, Ginette Laurin, Robert Lepage, Montréal Danse, José Navas, Crystal Pite, and Richard Siegal. Alexander is presently member of the trio, Foodsoon, with Bernard Falaise and Fabrizio Gilardino. In June 2006 he created his first sound installation, Calice, for the CitySonics festival in Mons (Belgium).

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

In 2008-2009, in partnership with Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, and on the recommendation of Arts Council England, Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) approached Acme to establish the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers. The residency provides two six month long residencies per year in Bow, E3 for artists who have at least 10 years' experience of professional practice. Applications and selection are undertaken directly by CALQ.

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