Born and raised in rural Hampshire in the South of England, Alex quickly began drawing from his pastoral surroundings, exploring avenues of expression through music from the age of 10. It started with the guitar and quickly moved into digital recording & composition as he took whatever free audio software that came with his father’s collection of computing magazines. In addition, he had always loved PC gaming and the music that accompanied his favourite titles, and as the quality of commercial software instruments began to develop, Alex spent his weekend job money building a virtual ensemble to replicate the game musicians he so admired. Before finishing his GCSEs, Alex had completed his first full video game score for Adash: City of Magic – a celebrated unofficial expansion to Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Throughout higher education Alex involved himself as a performer in the college studio and pit band, as well as investing his spare time into the online game modding scene – most notably creating the score to the award winning community project Company of Heroes: Eastern Front. Seeking denser surroundings, Alex moved to Liverpool to study music, graduating with first class honours from The University of Liverpool, receiving the School of the Arts Academic Achievement award two years in succession and continuing to collaborate with artists, game designers, stage producers and filmmakers, locally and globally, as much possible. In this time his music appeared on BBC Radio (Words and Music), in the mobile games market (Ninja Party), and at the largest arts festival in the world – The Edinburgh Fringe (Goblin Market).
Most recently, Alex has worked with: The Liverpool Players and their authentic period theatre pieces, including live performances at Being Human – the UK national humanities festival (Bisclavret, The Little Mermaid); with game designer Sebastian Schoener to create a studious, minimalist interactive score to the logic puzzle game Patterna – now available on Steam; and with audiovisual collective Video Jam on a live film score to Stephen Broomer’s Brébeuf. Alongside providing private music tuition, Alex also continues to write and perform on guitar and bass, now collaborating with math/post-rock trio Neverbody and experimental triphop ensemble Venusian.