There is now a new page on the website detailing all the current performances and installations. Hopefully it makes it clearer what I’m up to. It is available from the menu on the left. The individual projects are listed underneath.

All are available for bookings. Details are on the individual pages.

I am still in the process of updating the website with releases etc, but will all be clear soon I hope!

The score for Sophie Laplane’s ‘Sibilo’, commissioned by Scottish Ballet, is now available from Kathexis.

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An alternate version of the ‘Prologue’ is also here as a free download, and is the version actually used in the final dance piece:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qhjwpcebinkwq8e/SIBILO%20-%20Prologue%20%28BONUS%20VERSION%29.aif?dl=0

Commissioned this year by Scottish Ballet to accompany a new 30 minute dance piece by Sophie Laplane, and written under my real name.

Sibilo will be on tour alongside Crystal Pite’s ‘Emergence’ across Scotland in September and October, premiering at Theatre Royal, Glasgow on 29th September.

The full dates are on the Scottish Ballet website.

Watch Laplane’s previous piece ‘Maze’ for an insight into her unique style.

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The score will be released on digital by Kathexis on September 16th.

More details on the release to follow.

New mix of psychoacoustic and spiritual music of various times and places.

I was asked to do the mix for Mexican music blog Chuckpee and given an open remit.

During the compilation phase of the mix I came across some truly staggering music, and some of the artists and labels featured have huge back catalogues which are well worth exploring.

[Download link at bottom]

NOISE

Tracklist:

Eliane Radigue – L’Ile Re-Sonante (Shiin)

Unknown – Kindle Tablet Factory [Recording] (Unreleased)

Eliane Radigue – Kyema (Intermediate States) (XI)

Ø – Nakinkengat / Shells (Boomkat Editions)

Terry Riley – Persian Surgery Dervishes (Performance Two) (Mantra)

Zen Monks – Zen (Sound & Silence) (Phillips)

Eliane Radigue – Koume (XI)

Meredith Monk – Strand (Gathering) (ECM)

CØV – Etanan TEST 1 (Unreleased)

Aarvo PÃ¥rt – Tabula Rasa 1 (ECM)

Babinga – Corsican Polyphonique (Mississippi Records)

Kaija Saariaho – 7 Papillons No.5 (Ondine)

Oliver Coates – Memorial To Hitchens (Prah)

Chris & Cosey – The Gates Of Ancient Cities (Conspiracy International)

Bak Borai – Ravoi (Quartz)

Mikael Seifu – The Solipsist (RVNG Intl.)

Throbbing Gristle – Weeping (Industrial)

Joan La Barbara – Klee Alee (Arc Light)

Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – Won’t be a thing to become (Constellation)

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Magma (Mute)

Richard Devine – Tornado Sirens [Recording] (Unreleased)

Bing & Ruth – Put Your Weight Into It (RVNG Intl.)

Kaija Saariaho – 7 Papillons No.2 (ECM)

Alex Menzies – Stumps (Unreleased)

Lakker – Emergo (Alex Smoke Remix) (R&S)

Alex Menzies – Upbeat 9 AMBI A (Unreleased)

Pauline Oliveros – Nike (New Albion)

Alex Menzies – Upbeat 9 AMBI B (Unreleased)

Throbbing Gristle – Maggot Death (Southampton) (Industrial)

Alex Smoke – An Alternate (Unreleased)

Idries Shah – One Pair Of Eyes Dreaming [Excerpt] (BBC)

Meredith Monk – Ascent (ECM)

Jim Williams – Flux Of Time (Rook Films)

Stream Here:

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Download Here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h0o9ke1enouqhny/Alex%20Menzies%20-%20Psychoacoustic%20%26%20Spiritual.mp3?dl=0

Recorded live at No Rave, Glasgow on 15th April 2016

This is the straight-up dancefloor set, not the A/V show.

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In a fit of activity, I have now added a Studio page to my website so you can ogle my place of work.

I have also posted a new page of my latest Top Ten Tools, which is a rough rundown on the software i am finding most inspiring right now. The original Top Ten Tools, which is still 100% relevant to my current working life, is available via a link from the new page.

And if you have any questions I am always happy to answer them in the comments.

The more leftfield sibling of my Alex Smoke live show, performed with visuals by Florence To. This show was recorded on Sunday in Edinburgh.

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It’s been a while since I posted a new live set.

This was recorded last weekend at Outlier Festival in London.

I’ve chopped off the last 30 mins as it has too many spoilers for music not yet released, although there are already plenty of new tracks in there already.

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