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Alex Ring

Alex Ring is a local musician, born in St. Catharines, and he continues to live here with his young family, working as an elementary school teacher with the DSBN. He has been involved with In the Soil since its beginning, both as a solo artist and as a member of several groups.

Alex’s principal instrument is the violin, playing with local collective The Northern Arm. As a solo artist, he primarily plays the violin with other sound sources, including sine-wave oscillators, guitar, etc. Layering is a key component to his sound, resulting in everything from minimalist drone to dense soundscapes and “noise”.