Extension presents an extended improvised performance by Pedro Alvarez (Chile/WA) on an extended electric guitar, with extended participation of guest performers Phoebe Green (Vic) on viola, and Hannah Reardon-Smith (Qld) on flutes. Extension is a sound journey sustained for an hour through constant extending of the means by which music is spontaneously created.
Pedro Alvarez is a composer and improviser, mainly concerned with new forms of sonic narrative. After obtaining Licentiate and Master degrees in composition from Universidad de Chile, Alvarez studied privately with James Dillon in London, and later attained an MPhil from Goldsmiths, University of London and a PhD under Liza Lim at University of Huddersfield. After years of nomadism, including residencies in Vienna and Mexico, Pedro Alvarez is currently based in Whadjuk Country, Perth, Western Australia, where he currently holds an adjunct lectureship at WAAPA, Edith Cowan University. Webpage