British Composer & Songwriter for Film, Television and Media
"What a joy it is to write songs with Alex. His melodies are fresh, original and they never leave you. He is a major talent who is equally at home writing for Lady Gaga or for Tony Bennett. Can't wait to get round a piano with him again"
Don Black (Oscar winning lyricist)
MUSIC FOR FILM
Alexander Rudd is an award-winning British composer, singer-songwriter and conductor working in film, television, theatre and the concert hall. He is based in LA and London.Having been awarded the highest prize for composition at Trinity College of Music, he won a Fulbright Scholarship to study film scoring at USC. In 2009, Alexander moved to the US to study Film Scoring at the University of Southern California's Thornton School Of Music in Los Angeles. Whilst studying in LA he was fortunate enough to meet and learn from composer and songwriter Randy Newman (Joy, Monster’s University, Toy Story) who became his mentor and friend.
Alexander received a co-credit for his composition work on the Warner Brothers movie Unknown directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones and Aidan Quinn). Other credits include working on the final season of Michael Giacchino's score for the hit television series Lost. He also composed and conducted the score for the award-winning short Thule directed by Robert Scott Wildes.Alexander has been the featured UK Composer in the International Artists Workshop for the European Union. His concert works have been performed throughout Europe, UK and the U.S.A. His theatre work includes numerous commissions from The Royal National Theatre, The Old Vic and The Barbican and he has written and collaborated on musicals including 'Force 9 & ½' with John Nicholson (Peepolykus) which won a Musical Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Festival and three commissioned musicals collaborating with writer and lyricist Jenifer Toksvig.
Alexander’s latest collaboration is a timeless collection of new standards co-written with academy-award-winning lyricist Don Black (Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun). The album entitled Stay Away From Stars was recorded with the English Session Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, featuring the vocals of Mica Paris, Mairead Carlin and Polly Gibbons.
"I worked with Alex on a series for the BBC and his work lifted my film into a different class. I'm not from a musical background but Alex was brilliant at interpreting my requirements into music tracks that always delivered exactly what I'd been hoping for, across a huge range of styles and in super quick time. I don't know how he does it. More than that, Alex is brilliant fun to work with and brought bags of enthusiasm to the project despite working under extreme time pressures and changing briefs"
" What a joy it is to write songs with Alex. His melodies are fresh, original and they never leave you. He is a major talent who is equally at home writing for Lady Gaga or for Tony Bennett. Can't wait to get round a piano with him again"
DON BLACK OBE
(Academy Award-winning lyricist)
"Alex did an excellent job producing a body of composed music for our new 9pm Channel Four Series, You Can’t Get the Staff. He listened carefully to the brief and delivered quickly and efficiently. Not only did his music add a layer of production value but he was also a pleasure to work with"