Alex Groves is an Ivor Novello-nominated 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 which blur the line between acoustic and electronic.
Current projects include commissions for soloists Kate Ellis, Zubin Kanga and Benjamin Goldscheider, collaborations with the National Gallery and MONOM, and performances with EXAUDI and Plus Minus Ensemble. Other recent work includes commissions for Rakhi Singh, Manchester Collective and London Contemporary Dance School, and a new music theatre work for English Touring Opera.
Alongside composing, Alex runs SOLO - a unique performance platform for leading contemporary classical soloists such as Rakhi Singh, 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 gives audiences the chance to engage with the performers on a more personal level.
His music has been presented at the Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, Sage Gateshead, Britten Pears Arts, Royal Opera House, V&A, Union Chapel, St George's Bristol 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.