Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres is a Bristol-based film composer and solo artist and multi-instrumentalist. On stage, Alexandra’s passions lie in the duality between the classical and electronica worlds, moving picture and her love for the piano. Her debut album ‘2 Years Stranger’ featured on Tom Ravenscroft’s BBC 6 Music Recommends describing ‘Dance’ as “absolutely beautiful music” and BBC Radio 3 Unclassified, with lead single ‘Waiting’ described by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 6) as “beautifully haunting”. The latest album 2 Years Stranger was reviewed by The Guardian as having a “devastatingly emotional effect”.
The output by artist and composer friends in this time. I am constantly inspired by the brilliant community of artists around.
Gain & Loss
Writing a lot of new music and film composition work.
Actually it terrifies me but I think the presence of a live audience and a presentation of a piece and sharing that moment with people in one moment can’t be beaten.
Studio & Workspace
I have a lovely studio space with lots of natural light and I can work standing up or sitting down. I have a big mirror that I write my ideas on and some boards with lots of treasures pinned up behind my work station. The room and cupboards are filled with lots of different instruments and notebooks.