Alexis O’Hara

Alexis O'Hara, photo by Caroline Hayeur

Alexis O’Hara, photo by Caroline Hayeur

Alexis O’Hara will be performing a new work of spoken noise in EDGY NYC + MTL.

Alexis O’Hara exploits allegories of the human voice via vocal and electronic improvisation, sound installation, and performance. She has released one book of poetry, two solo CDs— In Abulia (2002) and Ellipsis (2011)—and a number of mini-CDs. Her performances have been presented in diverse contexts in Europe and Latin America, and across Canada and the U.S., and she has shared the stage with a diverse array of artists including Diamanda Galàs, Henri Chopin, and TV on the Radio. With Subject to Change and The Sorrow Sponge, she explores interactive documentary performance. Her sound installation SQUEEEEQUE—The Improbable Igloo has been enjoyed at festivals across Europe and Canada, and was the first media art acquisition by the Haus der Elektronische Kunst in Basel. Alexis O’Hara and her drag king alterego Guizo LaNuit are mainstays of the Montreal cabaret scene. She has two musical projects with Stephen Lawson (from GuiGi, the world’s only drag king/drag queen medley party band, and 10,000 Horses, purveyors of the saddest music in the world.