Composer: The First Time
Hailing from Santa Monica, California, Alec Puro grew up studying piano and percussion. He played in numerous bands throughout childhood and attended Crossroads School for The Arts.
Having over fifteen years experience, Alec began his career doing session work. He explored a wide range of genres from television commercials to records, playing alongside artists such as Robby Krieger of “The Doors” and Jackson Browne.
In 1996, while attending California Institute of The Arts, Alec launched the band Deadsy with Elijah Blue.
Deadsy landed a record deal with Dreamworks Records and released their freshman album Commencement which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #99, selling fifteen thousand copies in its first week. Deadsy went on several world tours, opening for bands such as Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots, performing to sold out crowds in arenas like Madison Square Garden.
After the band released its second album, Phantasmagore, Alec realized he needed a change. He began licensing music to television shows like ‘Chicago Hope’ and ‘NYPD Blue,’ while industry icons such as Michael Mann began taking an interest in his work.
A big break came when Alec composed the score for the 2007 Sundance hit film ‘The Good Night’ starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz. At the premiere, he received accolades from Steven Spielberg as well as a rave review from Variety Magazine which stated, ‘Alec Puro’s unobtrusively melodic score plays an especially significant role in the film.’
2011 has proven to be a banner year for Alec. Astoundingly, two of the feature films that he scored, ‘The Art of Getting By,’ starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts, and ‘Higher Ground,’ the critically acclaimed directorial debut from Academy Award nominated actress Vera Farmiga premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as contenders in the dramatic competition category. Both films were quickly sold to major studios with Fox Searchlight snatching up ‘The Art of Getting By’ within hours of its premiere and Sony Pictures Classics nabbing ‘Higher Ground’ shortly thereafter. ‘The Art of Getting By’ and “Higher Ground” opened in theaters nationwide in the summer of 2011.
More recently, Alec composed the original score for ‘Like Water,’ the widely anticipated documentary about legendary MMA fighter Anderson Silva, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2011 and won the award for best new director.
Alec continues to score numerous independent films, documentaries and television shows working with such esteemed producers as Steven Bochco and Simon Fuller.
Additional notes: In 2006, Alec founded Gramoscope Inc. since its inception, Gramoscope has created an extensive catalog of music covering all genres for film and television. In 2009, Alec and Gramoscope formed a partnership with the Music Collective, combining their talent and experience and putting both companies in a position to better serve the needs of their clients and projects.