Alan D. Boyd

Alan D. Boyd

Music / Movies / Movie-Music / Music-Movies

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Alan was raises in Edmonton, Canada where he first became involved in music through the local rock scene. Eventually he moved to Montreal, Santa Cruz and Vancouver to play in various bands and study production at music colleges. His time in Montreal saw him as part of iconic Canadian garage rock band The Gruesomes.

After spending the first part on the 1990’s in Vancouver working between music and video production Alan decided to take advantage of his British citizenship and relocate to London in 1994 and work in the music and film industry there.

Spending the next few year on the road as a front of house sound engineer and working as a location sound recordist on set, director Nicholas Copus asked Alan to compose for various projects he we involved in. The most prominent of which would be the 2009 BBC1 production of John Wyndhams classic sci-fi horror Day of the Triffids for which Alan was nominated for a Bulldog Award in the best music category by Televisual Magazine.

In 2015 Alan has again composed for the BBC on it’s acclaimed television programme Surviving the Holocaust: Freddie Knollers War directed by Simon Winchcombe. Alan is also composing production music for a variety of libraries with distribution around the world as well as composing for advertising and other media.

His history has seen him produce music for campaigns by Nike, Playstation, C4, the BBC and the NFB feature documentary Carts of Darkness by Canadian filmmaker Murray Siple. Besides the paid commissions Alan is passionate about working with new directors and works on short films most recently Shinner by Nottingham based filmmaker David Lilley.

Alan also writes and produces as well as performing live and lecturing at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford teaching Working for Features to the media composition students.