Composition and sound design
An experienced composer of both acoustic and electronic music, Alex has been commissioned and performed by a wide variety of artists from amateur to professional, ranging in length from miniatures to multi-movement works (see List of Clients). Alex is able to create music in a wide variety of styles, and can tailor commissions to the needs and skills of your ensemble. For choral groups, it is possible to commission a work with a specific text, provided the rights to use that text have been secured if it is under copyright. (Listen to samples of Alex's concert music)
Alex is also available to create original music and sound design for theatre and dance (listen to samples of Alex's theatre/dance music).
Commission fees are negotiable, but please see the Canadian League of Composers' suggested fee schedule for a guide.
Alex can create innovative, colourful and commercial arrangements on request for any number of performers including solo instruments, small ensembles, choirs, bands, full orchestra - as well as computer music and live electronics. (see List of Clients)
Arranging fees are negotiable. You can contact Alex here.
Alex is an experienced conductor of orchestras, bands and choirs, and specializes in interpreting scores (both conventional and experimental) by contemporary composers.
Public Speaking and Lecturing
A dynamic and engaging speaker, Alex is available to lecture on music (i.e. composition, theory, history, repertoire) theatre (writing, composition, sound design) and general in both educational and concert settings.
After years of writing grants, concert narrations, educational materials, teachers' guides, as well as creative poetry, prose and plays, Alex is convinced he can probably tackle whatever you need written.
Music Copying (computer engraving)
An advanced user of Finale music notation software, Alex has created computer scores and parts for some of Canada's leading composers and ensembles. Please contact for rates.