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Ale Hop

Friday 10 September

Watching an experimental musician operate a plethora of instruments can strike onlookers as an insular process that’s sometimes tricky to grasp. Ale Hop – the moniker of Alejandra Cardenas – is the antithesis of that bias: the performances of this Peru-born, Berlin-based artist, researcher and instrumentalist are erratic, incandescent affairs, ranging from guitar-based noise pounces to punishing drones. A longtime spearhead in the underground scene of Lima, Cardenas’ music covers specific subjects with a visceral, inquisitive disposition, whether it's the childhood memories of her homeland or the behaviour of insects.