As Ale Hop, Peruvian-born Alejandra Cardenas composes electronic and electroacoustic music that adds influences from noise, pop, avant-garde and ambient to an unorthodox repertoire of techniques for electric guitar and live sampling devices. Always pushing the boundaries of artistic and sonic exploration, Ale Hop creates a sonic vocabulary of astonishing intensity. Distortions combine to create a complex layer of atmospherics. In addition to her solo projects, Alejandra Cardenas has composed scores for film, dance and theatre projects, and she has done research on art, sound, decolonial thinking and technology. She is also the editor of the academic publication Border-Listening/Escucha-Liminal and co-organiser of the festival Radical Sounds Latin America.
In 2021, Ale Hop was given the residency in Kampala, Uganda. There, she collaborated with local artists, resulting in new co-productions.