Alex Groves

Alex Groves

Freelance Composer

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

I'm a London-based composer working across both acoustic and electronic music, often combining live instrumentalists and singers with richly textured electronics to create hypnotic and all-enveloping soundworlds.

My music has been commissioned by the Union Chapel, V&A, Royal Opera House and East London Dance, and supported by Bristol Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Spitalfields Music and Snape Maltings. I'm currently Composer-in-Residence at Handel & Hendrix in London and also an Associate of the LSO Soundhub scheme. My recent work has included pieces for organist James McVinnie, violinist Daniel Pioro & viola da gamba player Liam Byrne through my concert series SOLO and larger scale works for the London Contemporary Orchestra and Crash Ensemble.

In theatre, I work with a variety of companies to create sound design and original music. My work on Remnants by Erratica was nominated for the Best Sound Design award at the 2017 Off West End Theatre Awards and Sister - a collaboration with director Rebecca Hanbury as Hanbury & Groves - premièred to critical acclaim at Ovalhouse last Autumn.

Rebecca and I collaborate on a wide range of projects from theatre shows to installations and songbooks to pop-up performances, and are currently Open Space artists at Snape Maltings where we’re working on our next show amongst other things.

My music has been presented at the Royal Opera House, V&A, Union Chapel, Rich Mix, Ovalhouse, National Theatre Studio, Stratford Circus, VAULT Festival, Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Somerset House, King's Place, The Cockpit and Nonclassical, broadcast on NTS Radio, Resonance FM and BBC Radio 6 Music, and released on influential Icelandic label Bedroom Community.

Work History

Composer-in-Residence - Handel & Hendrix in London

Sep 2017 - Present

Curator - SOLO

Jul 2016 - Present

Associate - LSO Soundhub

Sep 2015 - Present

Freelance Composer & Sound Designer - Freelance

Sep 2015 - Present

Composer - Hanbury & Groves

Jan 2014 - Present

Composer - Royal Opera House & East London Dance

Apr 2013 - May 2014

The Shape of the Impossible - Ensemble Member - National Theatre

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Education

Composition - BA (Hons) - University of Bristol

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

Skills

  • Composing
  • Field Recording
  • Film Composing
  • Foley Recording
  • Music Performance

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