Alexander Soares (London, 1986) is a concert pianist based in London. He has performed across the United Kingdom in such venues as: the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, The Barbican Centre, The Wigmore Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and has also performed in major venues across France and Spain. He is currently studying on the Doctoral Programme at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with a research project focused on memorisation of musical scores.
On the 14th of December 2014, on the occasion of dontdrinkthemilk#1, Alex will be involved in a collaborative performance with artist Liz Miller, where he will interpret a sequence of the artist’s etchings from a musical point of view. In this interview, conducted on the 10th of September 2014 at Paper and Cup in London, we asked Alex a series of questions about his relationship with music, the topic of his research and his collaboration with Liz. The ultimate goal was to question both the definition and the meaning of performativity in a context where the borders between a musical performance and performance art happen to overlap.