Alex Eddington is a composer, sound designer and theatre artist based in Toronto, Canada.
Composer and Sound Designer
Alex’s music has been commissioned and performed by a diverse list of musicians including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Brantford Symphony, Continuum Contemporary Music, Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, junctQìn keyboard collective, Da Camera Singers and the Toronto Chamber Choir. Alex was Composer in Residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008 to 2010. His many pieces for young musicians include Living Soul, which was premiered by over 100 students and teachers from the Suzuki String School of Guelph.
Alex was co-commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Mississauga Symphony to compose Dancing About Architecture, a two-minute “sesquie” fanfare for Canada Mosaic, a TSO project commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017.
His upcoming commissions include both music and libretto for a semi-theatrical piece about alchemist/astronomer Tycho Brahe for the Toronto Consort, and collaborative projects with the Viva! Youth Singers and Jumblies Theatre.
Two of Alex’s pieces were released worldwide on the Cambria label in 2017: Saturday Night at Fort Chambly (Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra) and Bubblegum Delicious (alumni of University of Toronto Schools). Picking Wild Berries for choir (based on Julie Flett’s children’s book in Swampy Cree and English) was recently commissioned and recorded by Chronos Vocal Ensemble for their album Fresh. Alex is currently working on a solo album of eclectic vocal music featuring his longtime collaborator, soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip.
Alex has worked with theatre and dance companies across Canada as a composer and sound designer, including Tarragon Theatre and Mile Zero Dance. For his most recent theatre project Dark Heart (Thought for Food), Alex worked with Métis fiddler Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk to create an earthy, feral score for the dangerous world of 1661 New France.