Born and raised in rural Hampshire in the South of England, Alex began exploring avenues of expression through music from the age of 10. After picking up the guitar during primary school, he soon branched into digital recording & composition as he took whatever free audio software he could that came with his father’s collection of computing magazines. In addition, Alex was (and continues to be) a PC gamer with great fondness for the music and soundscapes that games have given us. As the quality of commercial software instruments began to develop through the 2000s, Alex spent his weekend job money building a virtual ensemble to emulate 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 his sixth form 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 more metropolitan surroundings, Alex moved to Liverpool to study music, graduating in 2013 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 instrumental rock trio Neverbody and experimental triphop ensemble Venusian.