Alex Baranowski is a composer based in London, and a graduate of Paul McCartney’s LIPA. He was nominated for a Tony award for The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway, won a Music + Sound Award for his score to BAFTA nominated film McCullin, and his ballet adaption of 1984 for Northern Ballet recently won the prestigious South Bank Award for dance after a sold out run at Sadler’s Wells.
Alex’s arrangement of Ochi Chernye, a collaboration with renowned singer Sir John Tomlinson and the London Metropolitan Orchestra, is presently the BBC’s theme for the 2018 World Cup. He is currently working on a number of film projects and completing his first album.
Alex’s collaborations with directors in theatre include Oscar winning Danny Boyle (Frankenstein); Rupert Goold (Earthquakes in London) and Sir Nicholas Hytner (Hamlet) all at the Royal National Theatre; Benedict Andrews (A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic and New York) and numerous productions for West End, Broadway, Old Vic, Donmar, RSC, Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe, Manchester International Festival, Crucible Theatre and Royal Court; many of which were broadcast live to cinemas.
He composed music for Wes Anderson’s Come Together TV spots for H&M, Paddington and The Christmas Visitor for Marks & Spencer, as well as numerous award winning short films including actress Gillian Anderson’s directorial debut, The Departure; Edmund The Magnificent ; and The Hope Rooms.
Music for feature films include the forthcoming Nureyev; a co production between Rattling Stick and Little Compton films about ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev – using unseen archive and a specially commissioned ballet choreographed by Russell Maliphant filmed in Russia, with a score recorded in Abbey Road by the London Metropolitan Orchestra, the film (along with its soundtrack) will be released in September 2018.
He has also collaborated with musicians including Mercury winning The xx; Jungle; virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope; electro duo Underworld; Grammy winning Clean Bandit; The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Peter Hook (Joy Division).