Sundance 2020 Composer Spotlight: Alex Weston
Film: Wander Darkly
Alex Weston is a composer and producer. His 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 documentaryThe Emperor of All Maladies (PBS), and various projects for HBO, NBC, Netflix, and others. He also provided the score for Lulu Wang’s Golden Globes-winning The Farewell, starring Awkwafina, which premiered theatrically in July 2019 via A24. His most recent score, for Tara Miele’s Wander Darkly, will premiere in January 2020 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Alex has had concert works commissioned by the Lyrica Chamber Music Ensemble, ABCIrque, the Utah Wind Symphony, MADArt Creative,Ballet in the City, and other organizations. Alex has also released several albums of original compositions. Musically, Alex’s work tries to encapsulate his wide-ranging influences, combining classical structure, orchestration, and melody, with electronic timbres and instrumentation