Alexander Flood is one of Australia’s most creative and versatile young drummers and percussionists, presenting a strong and progressive voice on his instrument. Developing and refining his own unique sound and style on the kit has been an important focus throughout his 17 years performing and studying music.
Alex has honed his unique sound, and passion for world music and creative improvisation to blend influences and sonic palettes from diverse cultures around the globe. Combined with his strong compositional style and interest in production, this experience has allowed him to deliver a unique, creative, and rich tapestry of sound and improvisation.
Holding a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and graduating top of his year in 2017, he has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including Australia's Best Up And Coming Drummer in both 2012 and 2016, The John ‘Slick’ Osborne Scholarship in 2017 and the Helpmann Academy Jazz Award for Top Overall Graduate in 2018, among many others. Flood has performed with renowned artists including Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Marquis Hill, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, amongst many others. In 2019, Alexander joined the Australian performance company Gravity & Others Myths on a 12-month global tour, which saw him perform in 20+ countries.
In 2019 Flood signed with 6x GRAMMY® nominee Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s record label Stretch Music (via Ropeadope Records), to release his debut album “HEARTBEAT” in June 2020. The album was greatly received by both critics and the public, landing the front page of iTunes USA under New and Noteworthy in June 2019.
2022 will see the release of Flood’s sophomore album “The Space Between”, presenting a hard-hitting, genre-defying conglomerate of creative composition and collaboration. The music aims to expand and diversify our listening experiences, opening our ears to an immersive ecosystem of rhythms, instruments, and sounds spanning many different cultures across the globe, from North and West Africa to India, The Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Leaning on dance music, tranced rhythms, improvisation, urban textures, contemporary production and collaboration, The Space Between features an all-star lineup of international artists including 6x GRAMMY nominee Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Vivian Sessoms, Nelson Dialect, and Zayn Mohammed amongst others.
20:45 – 22:15
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