In addition to songwriting and performing with her band, Alex Sweeton has been performing and touring for the past 10 years singing new classical music and jazz.
Alex currently performs as a soloist with the Dogs of Desire, an ensemble of the Albany Symphony Orchestra dedicated to new music and featuring the work of Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Michael Daugherty, David Lang, Todd Levin, Randy Wolff, Carolyn Yarnell and others. She premiered Between My Mouth and Your Ear, a song cycle by Todd Levin at Merkin Concert Hall in May 1998. She premiered the role of Marie Curie in Chaos, a new opera by Michael Gordon, at The Kitchen, in October 1998. In December 2000, she performed with the Michael Gordon Band as part of the Bang-On-A-Can Millennial Marathon at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In the Fall and Winter of 2002/2003, she toured Europe and Canada, performing the music of David Lang (lyrics by Lou Reed) with La La La Human Steps, a french-canadian modern ballet company. In May 2003, she premiered the role of Jackie Cochran in Reflections on the Watermoon, a "bebopera" composed by Patricia Burgess, at Merkin Concert Hall. Alex was featured twice this past year at Carnegie Hall: In February 2007, Alex was a soloist for Aphex Twin's Cliffs with Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall as part of David Byrne's Perspectives series and in December 2007, Alex was thrilled to perform with the Philip Glass Ensemble in a concert performance of Glass' opera, Einstein on the Beach.
Alex also continues to perform in and around New York City with her jazz quartet.
Studio work includes recordings for Richard Lavsky, Tamara Kline, Blane & DeRosa, Allagash Music, Steve Gruskin, and Richard Sussman; and with the Dogs of Desire for Argo Records' "The Music of Michael Daugherty" and projects for Philip Glass, David Lang and Michael Gordon.