Alexandre St-Onge is a human being, a 33-year old man, a composer, a bass player, and improviser. He has studied literature and philosophy as well, although he likes animals, his friends, Fanny and the material world more than anything else (is there anything else?). He has released six solo CDs: Joseph Carey Merrick (Oral), Mon animal est possible (Alien8 Recordings)L’amitié ou les rumeurs insoutenables du désir (Squint Fucker Press), kasi naigo (Squint Fucker Press), Une mâchoire et deux trous (Namskéio Records), Image/négation (Alien8 Recordings).
He also plays in quite a few bands, including Shalabi Effect, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O, mineminemine, Et Sans (with Roger Tellier-Craig), Klaxon Gueule (with Michel F Côté and Bernard Falaise). As a composer he has worked for interactive/mixed-media company Kondition Pluriel, as well as composing for dance (for Karine Denault, Lynda Gaudreau, Maryse Poulin, Mariko Tanabe and Marie-Claude Poulin), theater and video.
A new CD Dialogue avec l’invisible will come out on the Montreal label ORAL_records.
A specialist of low-scale improvisation who enjoys working with the seduction and art of sound, ALEXANDRE ST-ONGE presents a finished high-scale performance at MUTEK. Influenced by both 'concrete' and electroacoustic music, his pieces are based on the degradation of sound by actions operated on various objects of representation; the stratification of glitches, disturbances and parasite sounds where surprises abound.