Johanna Diehl, <i>Das imaginäre Studio XIV</i> (Hermann Scherchens rotierender Nullstrahler, Studio für Elektroakustische Musik, Akademie der Künste, Berlin), gelatin silver print, 2017, 61 × 49 cm

Alexandra Cárdenas

Alexandra Cárdenas is a composer, programmer, and improviser of music born in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied composition at the Universidad de los Andes where she also undertook studies in mathematics and classical guitar. Using open source software such as SuperCollider and TidalCycles, her work is focused on the exploration of the musicality of code and the algorithmic behaviour of music. An important part of this exploration consists of the practice of live coding. Being highly active as a teacher and performer of live coding, Alexandra is among the pioneers of live coding in electroacoustic music and part of the forefront of the Algorave scene. She currently lives in Berlin and is doing her masters in Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts.