Alicia Jane Turner is a composer, performance artist, sound designer and violinist whose work spans live art, theatre, and new classical music.
Her practice focuses on the visceral affectivity of sound and live music in performance, using compositions and immersive sound design to explore the relationship between the internal and external body. In her work and research she interrogates the gendered politics of listening, silence and noise, using sound to ask questions about physicality, identity and intimacy.
Her compositions fuse the textures of noise music and ambient minimalism with classical instrumentation and electronics, to create dissonant and intricately layered pieces. She was a composition fellow at the Bang on a Can 2018 Summer Festival where her new ensemble works were premiered, and has toured internationally with her collaborative and solo theatre works and performance pieces, including Breathe (Everything Is Going To Be Okay), This Is How We Die and Kissing The Shotgun Goodnight with Christopher Brett Bailey.
She trained classically as a violinist before studying a BA Honours in Commercial Music and is studying an MA in Theatre and Performance.