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Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

A Sound Designer and Composer

What shows or projects have you done with ETT?

Dealing with Clair and Cougar

Where is home for you?

Manchester

Where is your home away from home?

London

What are your touring essentials?

Tiney Piano, Field Recording device, 35mm Camera

What’s your go-to recipe whilst on tour?

Scrambled eggs

Touring is important because it promotes a democracy of ideas & sharing of voices.

We are saved only by love--love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why?

Keith Haring, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Saville, Ryoji Ikeda. Escapism..

What music inspires you?

SOHN, Tim Hecker, Sevdaliza, Little Dragon

What piece of writing or quote inspires you?

“The world is violent and mercurial–it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love–love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.” – Tennessee Williams

What, for you, makes a good piece of art?

Something that has the ability to stir something in anyone.

What have been your career highlights so far?

Making a show in Beirut

If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why?

Keep trying to do this but it’s ever changing- 5 plays I haven’t already read written by someone I don’t know, recommended by a stranger!

What you would say to emerging artists to encourage them to take their work on the road or join an ETT tour?

Touring is one of the best ways to get to know more about yourself as an artist. It gets you out of your bubble and beyond making work for your peers, in spaces you know. Taking your work to different places, to different audiences and in different contexts, gives you the opportunity to listen and learn in a way that can be transformative.

Window or aisle seat?

Window

Favourite way to travel?

Train

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?

Invisibility

Our industry is currently experiencing an incredibly challenging time. Do you have any recommendations for others of how to stay hopeful and creative during this time? 

Be kind to yourself.

Touring is one of the best ways to get to know more about yourself as an artist.

Further reading:

www.alexandrafayebraithwaite.com

www.twitter.com/afbsound