Alex has a Masters in Composition from the University of Canterbury and a Diploma in Jazz from CPIT Jazz School majoring in Composition and Arranging. He is much in demand as a composer and arranger by many New Zealand performers and organisations.
Alex was the co-founder and
musical director/conductor ('05-'09) of the Silencio Ensemble, a ten piece
new-music ensemble. Alongside many concerts in the Canterbury region they
collaborated with the Christchurch Art Gallery to perform 'Art and Socialism'
('08), and ‘Listen/Rita’ ('09).
Recent creative projects have included performances of Still Standing Silent for the Body Festival; View From Mt. Peel for the NZ Trio; and Salon Kitty for the Christchurch Arts Festival.