Alessandra Novaga plays classical and electric guitar. She is mostly involved in new and experimental music and improvising, and has been working, among others, with composers such as Paula Matthusen, Sandro Mussida and Travis Just, all of whom wrote scores for her. Her realizations of textual and graphic scores often include a makedly performative component, departing from conventional ways of interacting with the instrument.
She has performed in Europe and in the United States. She played in Festival such Donaueschinger Musiktage(DE), Himera Festivaali (FN), Angelica (Bologna), All Frontiers(Gorizia) and, among the others, Area Sismica (Forlì), Cafè OTO, Hundred Years Gallery (London), Quiet Cue (Berlin), O' and Standards (Milano); in New York City she has played at Transient Series, the Incubator Arts Project - Ontological Hysteric Theater, Zebulon, Silent Barn and Spectrum.
In March 2013 she was the first guitarist to perform the entire cycle of John Zorn’s Book of Heads in Italy.
She has collaborated with Elliott Sharp, Stefano Pilia, Andrea Centazzo, Massimo Falascone, Gianni Mimmo, Patrizia Oliva, Francesco Gagliardi.
As well as working as a performer, Alessandra often works for the theater as a composer. She has wrote and performed music on stage for Elena Russo Arman (Teatro dell'Elfo), for the group Phoebe Zeitgeist, and for Elio De Capitani (Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto).
She has recorded La chambre des jeux sonores, published by Setola di Maiale and she has been invited by Elliott Sharp to record one her piece for the I Never Meta Guitar - Vol Three, curated by him and published by Clean Feed.
Her second solo album, Movimenti Lunari, has been published by Blume.
Fassbinder Wunderkammer (LP Setola di Maiale), has been published in 2017.
Alessandra is a graduate of Vicenza’s Conservatory of Music and of the Musik Akademie-Musikhochschule in Basel, Switzerland, where she studied with Oscar Ghiglia. She lives and works in Milano.