Alex Groves is a London-based composer working across both acoustic and electronic music, often combining live instrumentalists and singers with richly textured electronics to create hypnotic and all-enveloping soundworlds.
His music has been commissioned by Sky Arts, the Union Chapel, V&A, Royal Opera House and East London Dance, and supported by Bristol Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Spitalfields Music and Snape Maltings. He is currently Composer-in-Residence at Handel & Hendrix in London and also an Associate of the LSO Soundhub scheme. His recent work has included pieces for Eliza McCarthy, James McVinnie, Daniel Pioro & Liam Byrne through his concert series SOLO and larger scale works for the London Contemporary Orchestra and Crash Ensemble.
In theatre, he works with a variety of companies to create sound design and original music. My work on Remnants by Erratica was nominated for the Best Sound Design award at the 2017 Off West End Theatre Awards and Sister - a collaboration with director Rebecca Hanbury as Hanbury & Groves - premièred to critical acclaim at Ovalhouse last Autumn.
Rebecca and Alex collaborate on a wide range of projects and are currently Open Space artists at Snape Maltings where they’re working on their next music theatre work alongside a nationwide choral songbook commissioned by Sky Arts.
His music has been presented at the Royal Opera House, V&A, Union Chapel, Rich Mix, Ovalhouse, National Theatre Studio, Stratford Circus, VAULT Festival, Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Somerset House, King's Place, The Cockpit and Nonclassical, broadcast on NTS Radio, Resonance FM and BBC Radio 6 Music, and released on influential Icelandic label Bedroom Community.