FAQ is een driedaags festival voor elektronische muziek dat plaatsvindt op diverse locaties in 's-Hertogenbosch. Tijdens FAQ hoor je de veelzijdigheid van elektronische muziek, variërend van elektro-akoestisch tot de meer club georiënteerde genres. Zowel zitconcerten als een clubnight staan op het programma met optredens van grensverleggende componisten uit de vroege dagen van de elektronische muziek alsook van die nieuwe generatie muzikanten. Sinds 2021 hebben FAQ Festival en November Music de krachten gebundeld.
Alejandra Cárdenas Pacheco (also known as Ale Hop) is a Peruvian-born artist, researcher, and experimental musician based in Berlin. Her body of work includes live shows, record releases, sound and video artworks, research on sound and technology, and original music for film, dance and theater projects. Her live performances merge the physical qualities of music with raw emotional states and unorthodox instrument procedures. She builds layers of sounds by blending a complex repertoire of guitar techniques processed by synthesis devices, to create a music of deep physical intensity.
Ale Hop began her career in the 2000s in Lima’s experimental and underground scene. In 2012, following several years of taking part in different pop and electronic bands, she finally started her solo project after performing alone for the first time in Boiler Room, during her residence at the Red Bull Music Academy New York. Her studious approach to the subjects covered in her albums and pieces is constantly informed by her background as a researcher. She completed a BA in Art History, her master’s in Sound Studies, further studies in History of Science and Technology, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Berlin University of Arts. She also co-founded the Berlin-based festival Radical Sounds Latin America (of which she was co-curator from 2019 to 2021) and, nowadays, directs the publication Border-Listening/Escucha-liminal and the editorial platform Contingent Sounds, which facilitate critical discourses, and artistic research on listening.
On Friday November 4th she will present the result of her residency at the Willem Twee Studio.
Willem Twee Toonzaal