I’m just completing music and sound for DNA written by Dennis Kelly (who recently adapted the RSC’s acclaimed Matilda). Directed by Anthony Banks (who originally commissioned the play as part of NT Connections in 2007), it is on a UK tour until May, at 19 venues including the Crucible Studio Sheffield, Royal Exchange Manchester, Unicorn London and Tobacco Factory Bristol. To find out more about where it is showing, click here.
I’m presently composing for 90min feature doc McCullin, directed by Jacqui Morris. Beautifully shot on 16mm film, it is about war photographer Don McCullin – whose images from the wars in Vietnam, Congo, Beirut and Biafra for the Sunday Times were amongst some of the most iconic photographs from the 20th Century. A cinema release for the film is scheduled for 2012.
I was composer and sound designer for Othello directed by Daniel Evans which enjoyed a completely sell out run at the Sheffield Crucible September to October 2011, featuring Dominic West and Clarke Peters as Iago and Othello – a pair previously seen together on hit American TV series “The Wire”. To find out more about the production visit the Crucible’s own website here. Some of my soundtrack to the show is available to listen below;
I’m presently working on additional music and arrangements for the Headlong / National Theatre tour of Earthquakes in London.. I composed for the original show last year, directed by Rupert Goold and written by Mike Bartlett, which enjoyed a sell out run at the NT’s Cottesloe Theatre. The tour starts in Plymouth on 22nd September and finishes at Cambridge Arts Centre on 12th November 2011. For more information visit the Headlong website here.
I’ve recently completed sound and music for The Faith Machine, presently playing at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre downstairs until 1st October. Working with fellow LIPA graduate director Jamie Lloyd and written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, the cast includes Hayley Atwell and Ian McDiarmid. To read more about the production and book tickets visit the Royal Court website here. Here is a selection of some of my music for the show;
After a rather busy May, two projects I’ve been working on have recently opened to great critical success. The first being Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice directed by Rupert Goold at the RSC who turned a few heads setting the play in modern day Las Vegas (complete with 8-piece big band and numerous Elvis songs given a modern twist by myself and Adam Cork).
After months of work, Frankenstein has just opened to great reviews at the National Theatre. I’ve been working with amazing electro duo Underworld (Rick Smith and Karl Hyde) as well as grammy award winning mix engineer Simon Gogerly on the music and sound to the show directed by Danny Boyle. Watch out for the live cinema broadcasts on 17th and 24th March.
I’ve written the music to the Channel 4 documentary Made in England produced by Century Films. A film about Cooper and Stollbrand, one of the last surviving clothes factories in Salford, director Satnam Authi followed the machinists and management in their busy run up to Christmas producing items for many well known British high street brands.
The whole programme is available to watch on 4oDhere.
I’ve posted some music clips from the programme below;
Very pleased to be back working with Rupert Goold on his production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice opening at the RSC’s brand new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where I’ll be collaborating with Tony Award winning composer/sound designer Adam Cork. Rehearsals are already underway in London, with the production opening in May 2011. It stars Patrick Stewart as Shylock.
Alex Baranowski is a composer and arranger based in Central London.
His diverse work in film, theatre and music has recently led him to collaborate with The xx, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist Daniel Hope, and composing for twice BAFTA nominated feature film "McCullin".
For theatre he has composed for productions at the National Theatre's Olivier, Cottesloe and Lyttelton stages as well as for the West End, Royal Court, Donmar, Sheffield Crucible, RSC, Old Vic Tunnels and the Royal Opera House ... working with directors including Michael Grandage, Sir Nicholas Hytner, Rupert Goold, Danny Boyle and Jamie Lloyd.