Now Introducing #6 – Alex

People of the internet, we are excited to bring you our next writer, Alex!

Some say… that he is the most militant green pacifist known to man, and although yes, he is not technically Black Dynamite, he’s damned close to it!

Bio: Male, 19, studying music at Cambridge.
Music: Jazz, with a leaning towards the more modern avant-garde end of jazz. Also branches out into soul, especially early motown stuff, and funk. Also dabbles, through studying it, western classical music and again leaning towards the avant-garde.
Generic Stereotype: typical pretentious music student who likes their music full of squeaks and honks and bereft of any ‘nice tunes’.

If I grabbed your headphones right now who would I be most likely to be listening to?

I have a lot of Duke Ellington on my mp3 player so he tends to pop up a fair amount but I also have to make a concerted effort not to keep returning to Caribou’s Swim.

What is the music event of the year?

The music event I’ve been most anticipating this year so far has been seeing Colin Stetson in December at the Jeff Mangum ATP.

For you, when does music begin?

For all intents and purposes music never really had a starting point, I believe. However, a good 50-60% of what I listen to at the moment is no more than 10 years old.

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