Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres

Film Composer

2019

Static - Drama Feature

Prana (feat.Suvi) - Dance

2018

By the Water - Documentary Short

Dance - Experimental Short

Great Trading Empires of Africa - Documentary Trailer

Once More, Into the Night - Drama Short

The Milkman - (Kodak Competition) Advert

Let It Be - Drama Short

Turned to the Sun - Drama Short

In Recovery - Documentary Short

Day of the Dead - Drama Short

Boy City - Experimental Short

Stench of Adventure - Animation Short

2017

Tilt Shift - Animation Short

Last Day of Summer - Drama Short

2016

He Ain’t Heavy - Contemporary Circus Theatre

2013

The Great Projectionist - Animation Short

 
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HERE I AM...

After completing her undergraduate degree in Music at the University of Bristol in 2011, Alexandra’s earliest commissions included writing the music for Josefine, an opera based on a Franz Kafka novel with librettist, film writer/director Tim Hamiltonscoring her first film, Russell Hancock’s animation The Great Projectionist; and, in 2014, Alexandra performed Tibetan bowl in Towards Silence for the John Tavener Memorial Concert in Gloucester Cathedral. 

In 2015 Alexandra performed as a vocal artist with New York artist Julie Hill in a live installation; studied continuous music for piano performance at Bristol’s Colston Hall with Erased Tapes artist Lubomyr Melnyk, and also worked with Up the Ante, writing music for the innovative, Bristol-based theatre company.

In 2016 Alexandra performed her own piano improvisation Tower Blocks and Terraces outside Bristol’s Arnolfini Art Gallery as part of Sounding City, and featured in an exhibition about Bristol’s living musicians.  The same year, Alexandra’s piece for 4 instruments, Ground Bass Journey, was performed by the KNM Ensemble in Berlin; and Swedish circus producer Lina B. Frank scouted Alexandra for Oddly Moving Circus Theatre’s national touring production of He Ain’t Heavy. 

Alexandra’s work in film includes scoring the award-winning short drama Last Day of Summer in 2017 for Polish writer/director Aleksandra Czenczek; the short drama Turned to the Sun by American writer/director Keith Wilhelm Kopp; LA-based director Kaelyn Maehara’s anti-industrial fishing documentary By the Water featuring the Indian environmentalist Siddarth Chakravarty, and the experimental DANCE for filmmaker Genna Leach in which Alexandra not only composed the score but also features as a dancer. She has been working with choreographer and dancer Dickson MBI to create a hip hop piece for fiyahouse dancers at Sadlers Wells. She performed piano and electronic improvisations at Union Chapel for Pianoday 19 and a preview of her 19-88 EP at Butley priory alongside Pianofield and Talvin Singh.

Alexandra is currently scoring indie feature film STATIC, working with German writer/director Alex Klaus. Her latest EP 19-88 will be released in May 2019.

Alexandra was awarded an MA in Composition for Film and TV with distinction from the University of Bristol and her work is mainly influenced by film music, minimalism, continuous, and electronic music.  

 

 

 

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