Alex Weston



The Farewell


Alex Weston is a prolific composer whose film scores have premiered at festivals including Sundance, the Berlinale, the Venice Biennale, Slamdance. His music has also been featured on The Affair (Showtime), Jane Fonda in Five Acts (HBO), the Ken Burns-produced documentary The Emperor of All Maladies (PBS), and various projects for NBC, Netflix and others.

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 more, including a recent performance at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. Alex’s encapsulates his wide-ranging influences, combining classical structure and orchestration, along with more modern harmonic language, electronics, and textures.



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