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Alexis read music and literature at the University of Edinburgh before studying screen composition with Dario Marianelli at the Royal College of Music and performance with Jane Rogers at the Guildhall School.
As a composer he works with filmmakers and animators. His compositions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Channel 4, TCM and at major film festivals throughout the world, including Cannes, London and Edinburgh.
Below is a small sample of work, still under construction. Streaming sound and film will be available soon.
Alexis studied performance at the Guildhall School with Jane Rogers. He has performed widely with early music ensembles including the Dufay Collective, Florilegium, Horses Brawl and Musicians of London Wall and has appeared at Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall.
Alexis is an active folk musician, with over ten years of experience as a ceilidh caller and fiddler, often appearing with Licence to Ceilidh, Ceili Max and Ceilidh Factor. He has taught at Dartington International Summer School, and is a member of the London-based old-time band The Croshaw Family.
Alexis is currently an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. There he combines doctoral research with teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
His research focuses on the 1930s in Britain: film, music, and their combinations. The current working title of his thesis is “Entertaining and Educating: The Music and Musicians of British Film in the 1930s”, supervised by Ian Gardiner, an award-winning composer, arranger and academic who was recently to be found arranging and performing Thunderbirds music live at Glastonbury.
Alongside Ian Gardiner, he lectures on the undergraduate course Music and Film, and the Masters module Composition for Moving Image Media.
As part of his work at Goldsmiths, Alexis is reviews editor of Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, a journal published by Liverpool University Press.