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Composer Reel


Three-plus minutes of recent original film score composed by Alex. Older reels available from 2012 and 2008.

Alex combines formal training in drums, piano, and guitar with robust experience composing classical concert music, scores for numerous films, and video game soundtracks. His music has been performed by a wide variety of performing ensembles, soloists, and static electronic media.

As a performer, Alex’s main instrument is guitar, which he played in the USC World Jazz Orchestra, the USC Guitar Ensemble, the Dartmouth College Contemporary Music Lab, and various bands over the years. He earned a Master’s in Digital Musics from Dartmouth College on a full scholarship and a degree in music composition in undergraduate school, where he studied music theory, composition, and classical guitar, crediting a collection of top-notch instructors and musicians for rounding his skills into shape.

Behind the Scenes


Additional Samples

Works List

Original Scores

Brunch on What Grounds (2018 short) – metal
Nixone (2017 web series) – sleazy disco and electronic
Pruneaux Grigiot (2017 short) – electronic
Hell Bent (2017 short) – string quartet
Ailurophilia (2017 short) – cat music
Those Lips (2016 short) – electronic
The Wicked End (2016 short) – dark, epic orchestration
Adult Slumber Party (2016 short) – psychedelic guitars/keys
Make Yoga Great Again (2016 short) – tablas/sitars/drones
Hit or Miss (2016 short) – percussion and guitar
Performance Review (2016 short) – dark textures and rhythms
Visions of the Apocalypse (2016 documentary short) – folky + dark
Trinket (2016 short) – minimalist marimba & percussion
God Bless New Dixie (2015 feature) – twangy chamber orchestra
Ape Zone (2015 web series) – cheap 90s keyboard music
Subliminal (2015 short) – vintage psychedelic imitations
Teammates (2015 short) – percussion and pump organ
Doctor Mystery (2015 short) – dark ambience
The Girl from Carolina (2015 web series) – twangy mystery music
Pastor’s Grove (2014 short) – dark, moody
Artistic Venture (2014 short) – jaunty (vln + cl + acc)
Christopher Columbus Saves the World (2014 short) – chamber strings + synths
The Pillow Pact (2014 short) – dark guitar synth
Showdown at Sullivan Oaks (2014 short) – Western/action hybrid
Kevin, Take Two (2014 short) – dark, sci-fi
Survival of the Dumbest, Season 2 (2014 web series) – vintage synth horror
Peter Bear’s Den (2014 web series) – quirky indie score
Tears of a Clown (2013 feature) – piano and strings
The Box (2013 short) – dark ambience
Out for Delivery (2013 short) – chamber orchestra
Fragmentation (2013 short) – dark electronic
Buddy (2012 short) – vintage sci-fi synths
Blacktop Lore (2012 webseries) – epic orchestral
2 Hours (2012 short) – electronic
The Unmasked (2012 short) – dark organic drones
Mono (2012 short) – gamelan music
The Greatest Love Story (2011 short) – acoustic guitar
Programmatic (2010 short) – lo-fi NES score
The Puppet King (2010 short) – echoey mystery
The Rapes and Pillages of Captain Judd: Chapter 403 (2009 short) – pirate music
TicTacToe3D (2008 video game) – grooving electronic loops
Music of the Spheres (2008 short) – quirky mellotron grooves
Before Your Eyes (2008 short anthology) – chamber ensemble (vln+vc+cl+pno)
Kirk Mannican’s Liberty Mug (2007 feature) – funky Patriotic music
Oscar, Alfred, and Adolph (2007 short) – goofy incidental music
Degrees of Separation (2007 short) – dark drones
Onessimus (2007 silent short) – string quartet + guitar
The Postmark (2007 short) – electronic + guitar
Even Clowns Cry (2007 short) – piano + vln

Cloning Carly (2007 short) – electronic
Conversations Between People (2007 short) – indie/punk
Corporate Assault (2006 short) – exploitation funk
Time After Time (2006 silent short) – piano
Dial I for Invasion (2006 short) – epic incidental cues
Les Brisures / Narcissus (2006 short) – piano + violin
The Worm (2006 short) – electronic sadness
Milligan Tribute Band (2005 feature) – horror musical songs + score
The Human Elbow (2005 short) – funky/action score
Tapeworm (fetish) (2003 feature) – quirky electronic/real hybrid score

Concert Works

The Mountain in Labor (2015) – 2′ solo tambourine
Mosaic (2015) – 12′ percussion duet
Channel 10 (2014) – 9′ solo percussion + electronics
Exclamation (2011) – 7′ string quartet + electronics
Knockoffs (2010) – 5′ solo violin + electronics
Soon to be Replaced (2010) – 9′ bassoon quintet + electronics
Sticks and Tones (2010) – 5′ toy instrument quartet
Settle (2010) – 7′ wind ensemble
What to Play (2009) – 15′ chamber ensemble
Period (2009) – 10′ chamber ensemble
Crossfade (2009) – 6′ laptop ensemble
Clippings (2009) – 5′ fixed media
Excuses (2008) – 6′ guitar controller duet
Gold Nanorods (2008) – 8′ fixed media
V.A.N.I.L.L.A. (2008) – 4′ chamber ensemble
Zukunftsangst (2008) – 8′ orchestra (2+p,2,2,2 4,3,3,1 3perc str)
Cookies at Night (2008) – 7′ toy instrument ensemble
Realpolitik (2008) – 6′ string duet (vln+vc)
Black Glass (2008) – 5′ violin duet (vln+pno)
Pathosis (2007) – 22′ chamber orchestra
Bandwidth (2007) – 5′ fixed media
Skulking (2006) – 8′ solo violin
The Kidnapper (2006) – 9′ string duet (vln+vc)
The Reed-Solomon Sandwich Shoppe (2006) – 7′ fixed media
Halcyon Onslaught (2005) – 4′ fixed media
Malversation (2005) – 5′ rock combo
Good Question (2004) – 5′ fixed media
Melancholy Man Infiltrates Lively Lair (2004) – 5′ wind ensemble

Solo Albums

Unsolicited Communications (2016)
Guitarsenal (2012)
Not Necessarily Like This (2010)
Turkey’s Revenge (2001)

Arrangements

Magnetic Flowers: Love at First Hindsight & What She Said (2007) – brass arrangements
Earthsleep: wulf (2014) – string arrangements