Alex is a composer, arranger/orchestrator, conductor and musical director for film, television, theatre and the concert hall. Based between London and Sydney, Alex trained as a cellist, pianist and singer. He holds a degree in music from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, Television & Video Games from Berklee College of Music. Alex has also worked in the music department with composers including Patrick Doyle, Lorne Balfe, Mark Mothersbaugh, Chris Willis, and Stephen Schwartz, and has studied and taken classes with Conrad Pope, Eric Whitacre, Lucio Godoy and Ira Hearshen.
Alex’s works have been recorded by the London Session Orchestra at AIR Studios Lyndhurst (UK), the Budapest Art Orchestra (Hungary), musicians from the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (Spain), and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. His music has also been featured in theatrical productions at the Teatre Gaudí in Barcelona (2014), webseries Upstage (2015) and Ruling Class (2015), and the documentary The Last Leader of the Crocodile Islands (2015), aired on national television in Australia. His composition Pur ti Miro (2016) for orchestra, choir and electronica based on Monteverdi was debuted by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and his works All Nearness Pauses (2017), A Sparkling Christmas (2018) and An English Overture (2019) were debuted by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. His work There Was a Storm and Waves (2018) was premiered by the orchestra and combined choirs of Santa Sabina College at Sydney Town Hall. He is co-artistic director of the London-based ensemble Retrophonica, which combines electronic and acoustic instruments for performance of film, classical and contemporary music. He is also a frequent collaborator with the London Contemporary Voices, having directed the choir in performance at the Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel and EartH Hackney in 2019. He also freelances as a developer with Spitfire Audio, and is a passionate user and advocate of their sounds in his projects.
Alex's high-profile credits assisting in the music department include Death on the Nile (2021), The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), Peter Rabbit (2018), Lego Batman (2017) and Lego Ninjago (2017). He has also worked in the music departments of the West End musical The Prince of Egypt (2020), the Lifetime series I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017), the Australian feature film Jasper Jones (2017), and the behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Star Wars saga, The Director and the Jedi (2018).