Composer/Guitarist based in Liverpool, UK - www.alex-cottrell.com

(Originally posted on 16th April 2014) When The Canterbury Tales ended, I found myself with a desire to take the ideas I’d discovered during that process a little bit further. Writing the music purely for a live context shaped the sound and the performances in a very particular way. The compositions were really effective in […]

(Originally posted on 2nd July 2013) In my third album for RPG masterminds Savage Mojo we travel to Darren Pearce’s golden sands of cyber-pyramids and harsh industrial landscapes where the gods are getting angry (as they tend to). The Set Rising album is 40 minutes of electro-Egyptian beats, along with a full orchestra, designed to […]

(Originally posted on 17th June 2013) I’m writing, recording and performing music for an adapted version of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ being put on by the award-winning Liverpool University Drama Society. The production will have an eastern European edge to it, with an emphasis on gypsy culture, so I’m bringing out the Balalaika and there […]