Alessandra Novaga is a Milan-based guitarist with a classical training completed at the Musikhochschule Basel. After many years spent exclusively in the classical field, she turned to exploring and attending the territories of experimentation, composition and improvisation, thus redesigning her relationship with sound and performance. She has performed and collaborated with Loren Connors, Elliott Sharp, Nicola Ratti, Massimo Falascone, Patrizia Oliva, Paula Matthusen, Francesco Gagliardi, Sandro Mussida and Travis Just amongst others.
As a composer for the theatre, Novaga has scored and performed for the actor/directror Elena Russo Arman, Teatro dell’Elfo, the Milan-based group Phoebe Zeitgeist and Elio De Capitani. Her recent solo album, I Should Have Been a Gardener, was released this year on Die Schachtel. It is an expansive meditation on the life and work of Derek Jarman.