Alexander Noice is a new breed of musician whose ability to glide in and out of seemingly endless genre bending and blending musical situations makes him a musical force that is gaining much notoriety locally and abroad. Having received a bachelor’s degree in music from California Institute of the Arts in 2008, Noice is highly active in the diverse Los Angeles music community as a composer and top call guitarist. While at Cal Arts, he studied a wide range of musical genres including, jazz, as well as modern classical music, North Indian classical music, West African drumming, and Javanese Gamelan, all of which he has deftly intertwined into his own highly unique musical language both through his guitar playing and his highly innovative compositions. He studied with guitarist Larry Koonse and Miroslav Tadic along with North Indian classical sarod master Aashish Khan and Los Angeles free jazz legend Vinny Golia.
He has performed with icons such as Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, Art Ensembles of Chicago’s Famoudou Don Moye, and has been the regular guitarist for Vinny Golia’s Sextet and Quintet for the past five years. The Los Angeles Times has touted Noice as “sci-fi electronics,” “metallic acrobatics,” and “a delightfully original and modern guitarist.”
In 2008, he formed his own group, Falsetto Teeth, whose mix of pop melody and intricate rhythm schemes cannot help but make them stand out among the myriad other bands performing today. Their first album, “Giraffes on Horseback Salads,” was released in 2011, and features an eclectic mix of progressive rock, jazz fusion, power pop and much more. The band’s next recording endeavor, an album titled “Boiling High Idol,” was released in June of 2014. Noice has also recently formed another group, The Alexander Noice Sextet, which mixes elegantly meticulous written material alongside the kind of uniquely structured improvisation only he can supply. As a top call Los Angeles guitarist and a singular musical talent in his own right, Alexander Noice is definitely someone to keep an eye on for many years to come.