Biography

Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres is a Bristol-based film composer and classical electronic artist represented by Manners McDade. Her most recent film work includes BAFTA-nominated Douglas King’s new dark comedy Do No Harm alongside indie drama feature STATIC with director Alexander Klaus. She scored Aleksandra Czenczek's Oscar-qualifying film Last Day of Summer, Turned to the Sun by writer/director Keith Wilhelm Kopp and LA-based director Kaelyn Maehara’s anti-industrial fishing documentary By the Water featuring the Indian environmentalist Siddarth Chakravarty. 2019 has seen a commission for the Barbican Centre, London scoring an abstract dance film with director Klaas Diersmann and choreographer Pepe Ubera.

Alexandra’s earliest commissions for the stage after studying Music at the University of Bristol include writing the music for Josefine, an opera adaptation from Franz Kafka with librettist, film writer/director Tim Hamilton and music for the animation The Great Projectionist. She also wrote music for physical theatre company Up the Ante’s adaptation of Henry Miller’s Smile at the Foot of the Ladder and in 2016, Swedish circus producer Lina B. Frank scouted Alexandra for Oddly Moving Circus Theatre’s national touring production of He Ain’t Heavy.

As a solo artist performing piano and live electronics, her passions lie in the duality between the classical and electronica worlds, moving picture and her love for the piano. Having studied continuous music for piano with Erased Tapes artist Lubomyr Melnyk, she has performed alongside artists such as Talvin Singh, Gabríel Ólafs, Mara Simpson, Throwing Snow and TSHA at venues and festivals such as Union Chapel, Butley Priory, Cheltenham International Music Festival and BEaST Electronic Music Festival. Alexandra performed tibetan bowl in Towards Silence for the John Tavener Memorial Concert at Gloucester Cathedral. She was commissioned to write a dance track Prana for Fiya House at Sadlers Wells Breakin’ Convention 19, released featuring composer and vocalist Suvi-Eeva (featured on HANNA series). 2019 also saw her debut release as an artist 19-88, with rework collaborations by Fuchsklang Musik’s Phaebel, Mara Simpson, Frances Shelley and Freddie Prest. 2020 will see the release of her album 2 Years Stranger.

Image credit: Mark Arrigo

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