Alex Eddington is a Toronto-based theatre artist, musician and composer. Through his company Acky-Made, he has toured five of his own original plays on the Canadian Fringe festival circuit. His shows seek new intersections of music and theatre. The Fugue Code (2007) was a “musicological comedy-thriller” about hidden codes in the music of J.S. Bach, while Old Growth (2008) was a story about two lost young artists, set around a musical ritual performed in honour of a fallen giant tree. In 2009 and 2010, Alex performed a unique new version of TJ Dawe's comic monologue Tired Clichés, directed by Laura Anne Harris (writer/performer of the Fringe hit Pitch Blond), featuring sleight-of-hand magic and quirky live sound design on toy instruments. Last year he toured his autobiographical storytelling-and-music show Yarn across Canada. He has studied clown and physical theatre with teachers including Francine Côté, Helen Donnelly, Jan Henderson, Adam Paolozza and John Turner.
As the 2008/09 Urjo Kareda Resident Artist at Tarragon Theatre, Alex created and workshopped a physical theatre play about a painting elephant – even using his trombone as a trunk – and was an apprentice to three professional sound designers.
Alex has composed music and sound design for theatre and dance productions across Canada, presented by Mile Zero Dance, The Works Art and Design Festival, the InterFEAR Festival, the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Day of Delight, Thought for Food Productions and Tarragon Theatre. He has been a sound designer for several trans-Canadian Fringe touring productions.
Alex is an award-winning and prolific composer of concert music for both professional and young musicians, including recent commissions and performances by the Brantford and Mississauga Symphony Orchestras, Continuum Contemporary Music, the junctQín keyboard collective, violinist Conrad Chow, soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, and the Suzuki String School of Guelph. His music for young performers includes Living Soul, which was performed by an ensemble of nearly 100 young string players at the River Run Centre in Guelph. Alex was the composer-in-residence of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra from 2009 to 2012.
He is also a music and drama teacher, choral singer, arts administrator, and bird enthusiast.
Alex Eddington is based in Toronto, Canada.