Alex studied composition under Michael Zev Gordon at the University of Birmingham, winning the Barber Composition Prize in his final year. He is an adept arranger and orchestrator with particular experience in writing scores for big bands. Alex also combines his composition and production disciplines when writing for film, tv and other digital media.
Breaking The Sound Barrier
Written for BCMGBreaking The Sound Barrier is inspired by the post-war pursuit to build an aircraft whose speed could surpass that of sound. The entire work is based on the concept of objects moving past the listener at increasing speeds, culminating with an object that is moving faster than the speed of sound. Written for Alex's final year at Birmingham University, the piece was workshopped by BCMG in May 2018 and took top honours for that year's composition module. Unfortunately, because the University holds the copyright, the recording is not publicly available but if you would like to hear it or view the score, please email email@example.com