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 Music + Sound Awards for his work on BBC Two’s channel idents as well as the score for BAFTA nominated film McCullin; and his ballet adaption of 1984 for Northern Ballet won the prestigious South Bank Award for dance after a sold out run at Sadler’s Wells.
Alex has recently scored The Windermere Children for BBC / Wall to Wall directed by Emmy and BAFTA winning Michael Samuels (released Jan 2020); A Christmas Carol staring Carey Mulligan and Andy Serkis (released 2020); and Nureyev, acclaimed feature documentary released in cinemas by Universal Pictures.
His work for the BBC has included collaborating with legendary singer Sir John Tomlinson for Ochi Chernye, the BBC’s Theme for the 2018 World Cup; as well as composing music and sound design for BBC Two’s multi award winning new channel idents – collaborating with animators including Aardman and The Mill.
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.
He has also collaborated with musicians including Jungle (recently arranging strings for much anticipated new album For Ever); Mercury winning The xx (for The xx Symphony performed live on BBC Radio and TV with the 80 piece BBC Philharmonic Orchestra); virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope (for Spheres reaching number 3 in the US and 1 in the UK Classical Billboard charts); electro duo Underworld; Grammy winning Clean Bandit; The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Peter Hook (Joy Division).
He is currently working on a number of film projects and completing his first album.