Alex Groves is a British composer and curator working across contemporary classical and electronic music. His work often combines instrumentalists and singers with live-processed electronics to create richly-detailed and all-consuming soundworlds.
Linear Construction (No. 5)
Back in Spring 2020, cellist Gabriella Swallow had the idea of collaborating on a new piece for one of Nonclassical's lockdown compilations. Fast forward to Autumn 2021 and Linear Construction (No. 5) - the piece we made together - has been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the Solo Composition category. The winners are announced at the start of December and I can't wait to celebrate alongside my fellow nominees at the ceremony!
Surface Image (No. 2)
During lockdown at the start of this year, I turned my hand towards creating visual art. Using the processes and structures I normally employ in my composing, I began to create works on paper that mirrored the internal structures and organic surfaces of my music. One of these pieces - Surface Image (No. 2) - was selected for this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and is on display there until January.
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The past year has shown just how precarious working as a freelance composer can be. That's why I've decided to set up a new Patreon to give you a behind the scenes look at my work and to help support myself long-term. From as little as £2.50 a month, you can get everything from bespoke playlists and insights into my current work through to discounted releases and tickets to events.