Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, “Gorgeously scored by Alex Weston”
— Vanity Fair
Alex Weston is an emerging composer and producer whose film scores have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlinale, the Venice Biennale, and Slamdance. His music has also been featured on The Affair (Showtime), the Ken Burns-produced documentary The Emperor of All Maladies (PBS), and various projects for HBO, NBC and Netflix.
His early musical training was as a pianist, primarily studying jazz, before he decided to focus on composition. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a composition degree, Alex moved to New York and began working as music assistant to composer Philip Glass, helping Glass with various film and concert pieces, while also pursuing his own writing. Alex has had concert works commissioned by the Lyrica Chamber Music Ensemble, the Utah Wind Symphony, MADArt Creative, Ballet in the City, and other organizations, including a recent performance at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts.
As a producer and arranger, he has worked on records and remixes for various recording artists, including Algiers, Torres, Del Marquis, Bird Call, and My Great Ghost. Musically, Alex’s work tries to encapsulate his wide-ranging influences, combining classical structure, orchestration, and melody, with modern electronic timbres and instrumentation.