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Below is a selection of Alex’s most recent composing / arranging projects;

(all music © Alex Baranowski 2015)

Jazz score to the sold out A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic, London) directed by Benedict Andrews and staring Gillian Anderson. Broadcast live to cinemas as part of NT Live September 2014.

The xx Symphony (The xx / BBC Philharmonic Orchestra)

Working with Mercury winning band The xx and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on an orchestral collaboration with the band; broadcast live on Radio 1 / Red Button. It went on to be performed at the Hollywood Bowl.

Grand National 2015 (4Creative); Recorded at Abbey Road studio 1 with the London Metropolitan Orchestra

Tony nominated score/sound design from The Cripple of Inishmaan (Noel Coward, London and Cort Theatre, Broadway)

From the play written by Martin McDonagh, directed by Michael Grandage with Daniel Radcliffe as Billy. Nominated for six Tony awards April 2014.

Excerpts from Kes, a dance theatre adaptation directed and choreographed by Jonathan Watkins at the Sheffield Crucible. An hour and a half of score.

Excerpts from Alex’s score to twice BAFTA nominated feature film McCullin

About acclaimed war photographer Don McCullin, directed by Don’s one time assistant Jacqui Morris (2012). 

Album available to download in full from iTunes store here

Watch the trailer for McCullin here:

Musica Universalis performed by Daniel Hope (Violin), Jacques Ammon (Piano), Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin (Deutsche Grammophon)

The EL Train (Hoxton Hall, dir Sam Yates & Ruth Wilson)

Featuring 7 piece jazz band and choir led by vocalist Nicola Hughes. 

Lurpak “The Cook” (Wieden + Kennedy)

Featuring the London Metropolitan Orchestra and Choir recorded in Abbey Road Studio 2 in March 2013. Composed and Arranged by Alex Baranowski.

Love Will Tear Us Apart (live in Manchester Cathedral)

Collaboration with Peter Hook (Joy Division) in Manchester Cathedral with Choir, arranged and conducted by Alex Baranowski

4Creative Stand Up To Cancer television/cinema commercial


Short film choreographed and directed by Jonathan Watkins for Channel 4. Music and sound design by Alex Baranowski. 

Waitrose – The Story of the Wondrous Watercress

Part of a series of commercials composed for Waitrose for BBH.

The Secret Symphony

Composed and conducted by Alex Baranowski, recorded at London’s Air Edel Recording Studios.

Frankenstein (Royal National Theatre, directed by Danny Boyle)

Olivier nominated for Best Sound Design

Alex was Music Associate on the production working with electro duo Underworld on the music for the sold out show & cinema broadcasts. Also sound designer for the trailer below..

Hamlet (Royal National Theatre, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner)

Alex was composer on the sold out production that was performed in both the Oliver and Lytellton Theatres, a European tour and broadcast live to cinemas.

“The score of Hamlet, by Alex Baranowski is distinctly different to what we’re used to hearing in a theatre. With a more cinematic sound, Baranowski’s music is not limited to scene change, it represents characters in their entrance, and it underscores – even when sometimes we don’t notice it – to add spookiness to the piece. It works well in the theatrical scenes to accompany Hamlet’s play, and worked particularly well when characters were in motion. Baranowski’s tension filled score kept the audience on the edge of their seats and was well suited toHamlet, both the character and the play.”

NT Live 2012 – 2013 cinema trailers (National Theatre)

Blue Dragon (JWT)

Myron and Hester (directed by Martin Stirling)

Salt Root and Roe (Donmar Trafalgar; directed by Hamish Pirie)

Olivier nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Earthquakes in London (Royal National Theatre & Headlong; directed by Rupert Goold)

Othello (Sheffield Crucible; directed by Daniel Evans)

Staring The Wire actors Dominic West & Clarke Peters

Seven Point Zero (2Faced Dance)

The Faith Machine (Royal Court; directed by Jamie Lloyd)

Schools of Thought (Opening); 3 x 60 min documentary series about young people’s views on education. This is taken from the opening credits.

A Singular Problem; Quirky and epic strings, glocks, flutes and eccentric whistling section for Big Screen Music.

I Won’t Go (Ending); Award winning documentary piece by Love Love Films / Channel4 Docs about 99 year old Oli’s battle to keep independent, despite her old age and living in a condemned home with her Shetland Pony.

Lift Off; Symphonic orchestral piece accompanying footage of the Apollo 8 rocket taking off in super-slow motion. For Big Screen Music.

The Gambler; Solo piano piece performed and written by Alex Baranowski

Guitar and mic