About

Alex Groves is a British composer and curator working across contemporary classical and electronic music. His work blends classical instruments, ambient textures and live-processed electronics to create uncanny soundworlds where the line between acoustic and electronic, real and imagined becomes blurred.

Most recently, Alex self-released Curved Form (St Endellion) - an electronic reworking of a piece originally commissioned by the Manchester Collective - which was inspired by the work of artists Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley, and the vivid colours of the Cornish coastline. Other recent work includes commissions for the National Opera Studio, London Contemporary Orchestra and Crash Ensemble, music theatre works for English Touring Opera and ERRATICA, and residencies with Handel & Hendrix in London, Snape Maltings, Endelienta, Wild Plum Arts and the New Amsterdam Composers Lab.

 

Alongside composing, Alex runs SOLO - a unique platform for leading contemporary classical soloists such as Daniel Pioro, Eliza McCarthy and Joby Burgess to explore the music they love in an intimate setting. Each gig features an eclectic setlist packed with formative influences, dream collaborations and new adventures, and is a chance for the audience to engage with the performers on a more personal level.

His music has been presented at the Barbican Centre, Sage Gateshead, Royal Opera House, V&A, Union Chapel, National Theatre Studio and King's Place, broadcast on NTS Radio, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music, and released on Nonclassical and Bedroom Community.

Alex is supported by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.

© 2019 Alex Groves