Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

Assistant Professor

 Marianthi Papaalexandri-Alexandri

Department and Program Affiliations:

Academic focus:
Composition, sound art, performance, kinetic art; visual art; instrument building; the borderlines of sound art, musical composition, visual objects and performance

Current research project: 
Recent research on the materiality of notation and musical instruments as analog archives; project in progress, a large-scale sound performance - kinetic installation that explores sound through friction and in relation to space.

Previous positions:
International Fellow, Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, 2015
Artist-in-Residence, Academy Schloss Solitude, Germany, 2011-2012

Academic background:
Ph.D., Music composition, University of California, San Diego, 2008
Postgraduate Studies in Composition, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria, 2008
M.Mus., Composition, University of London, Goldsmiths College, U.K., 2000
B.Mus., University of London, Goldsmiths College, U.K., 1999

Last book read:
"Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian" by Brandon LaBelle

In your own time/when not working:
I enjoy helping my partner to build his kinetic sculptures, visiting museums and art galleries, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Rethinking the Instrument and Shaping Sound: two new hands-on courses that aim to question the role and function of the musical instrument as a sound-generator and to explore the borderlines and factors that link music composition, sound art and performance

What most excites you about Cornell
The opportunity to join an inspiring, diverse and exclusive community. I am looking forward to being challenged and look for ways to challenge others as well.