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Alex Ward

Alex Ward was born in 1974. He is a composer, improviser, and performing musician. His primary instruments are clarinet and guitar, and he has also performed in public and on recordings on alto sax, piano/keyboards, bass guitar, and as a vocalist. He was based in Oxford from 1992-2000, and since then has lived in London.

His involvement in freely improvised music dates back to 1986, when he met the guitarist Derek Bailey. As an improviser, he was initially principally a clarinettist (sometimes also playing alto sax), but since 2000 he has also been active as an improvising guitarist. Both as a clarinettist and guitarist, his longest-standing collaborations in the field of improvised music have been with the drummer Steve Noble.

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Discography

Doors

Doors

Copepod Records
2018

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Steeped

Steeped

Relative Pitch Records
2016

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Glass Shelves and Floor

Glass Shelves and...

Copepod Records
2015

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Projected / Entities / Removal

Projected / Entities...

Copepod Records
2015

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Bad Folds

Bad Folds

Copepod Records
2013

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