Alex Baranowski is a composer, arranger & alumni of Paul McCartney’s LIPA.
His collaboration with Mercury winning band The xx was recently performed at the Hollywood Bowl by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, and previously with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for a live broadcast on Radio 1.
His work for film includes the twice BAFTA nominated McCullin released in cinemas by Artificial Eye directed by Jacqui Morris and produced by the British Film Company, Rankin Film and James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop).
He has also recently collaborated with multi Klassik winning violinist Daniel Hope for his album Spheres alongside composers Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi and Gabriel Prokofiev for Deutsche Grammophon, which came in at number 1 in the UK Classical Charts and number 3 in the US Billboard Classical Charts.
Alex’s work in theatre has included productions in the West End and Broadway as well as at the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Donmar, RSC, Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe, Sheffield Crucible, and Old Vic Tunnels.
Recently these have included The Cripple of Inishmaan in the West End and Broadway (Michael Grandage, staring Daniel Radcliffe), Macbeth in the West End (Jamie Lloyd, staring James McAvoy), and at the National Theatre, Frankenstein (Danny Boyle, as music associate with Underworld, nominated 2012 Olivier for Best Sound Design), Earthquakes in London (Rupert Goold) and Hamlet (Nicholas Hytner). Both Hamlet and Frankenstein were broadcast live to cinemas for NT Live.
Currently Alex is composing the music for Kes opening at Sheffield Crucible; a dance theatre adaptation of the popular book by Barry Hines made famous by Ken Loach’s film. Directed and choreographed by Jonathan Watkins, the show opens in March 2014. He is also working on The Last Days of Troy opening at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre in May 2014.
In February 2014 Alex was nominated for “Best Original Composition” at the Music + Sound Awards for his work on the worldwide Lurpak television commercial “Weave Your Magic” produced by Wieden + Kennedy.
Alex works from his own studio in London.
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