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.
He recently composed the score for Nureyev, a feature film about world renowned ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev, released for cinemas worldwide by Universal in September 2018. The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1 by the London Metropolitan Orchestra and 9 piece choir.
For the BBC, Alex has recently composed music and sound design for BBC Two’s brand new channel idents (released September 2018) collaborating with animators including Aardman and The Mill for BBC Creative and Superunion.
His arrangement of Ochi Chernye, a collaboration with legendary singer Sir John Tomlinson and the London Metropolitan Orchestra, was the BBC’s theme for the 2018 World Cup.
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.
He has also collaborated with musicians including Jungle (recently arranging strings for much anticipated new album For Ever); Mercury winning The xx; virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope; electro duo Underworld; Grammy winning Clean Bandit; The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Peter Hook (Joy Division).
He is currently working on a number of film projects and completing his first album.