Introducing our new Composer-in-Residence Alex Groves
Alex Groves is a London-based composer working across both acoustic and electronic music, often combining live instrumentalists and singers with richly-textured electronics to create hypnotic and all-enveloping soundworlds. His music has been commissioned by Sky Arts, Union Chapel and Royal Opera House & East London Dance, and supported by Snape Maltings, Spitalfields Music, Bristol Old Vic and Ovalhouse. He is a LSO Soundhub Associate, runs SOLO – a concert series in London – and, with director Rebecca Hanbury, creates productions, installations, songbooks and pop-up performances as Hanbury & Groves. His music has been performed at venues including the Royal Opera House, V&A, Union Chapel and National Theatre Studio, broadcast on NTS Radio, Resonance FM and BBC Radio 6 Music, and released on influential Icelandic label Bedroom Community.
How do you feel about becoming Composer-in-Residence at Handel & Hendrix in London?
I’m super excited to be the next Composer-in-Residence at Handel & Hendrix in London! Having worked with the Learning team on some of their sessions for a little while now, it’s great to be involved in more of the education projects and to bring my music, concert series and collaborative work to the museum over the next year.
What are you looking forward to over the year ahead?
I’m really looking forward to being embedded within the museum and working with the staff, volunteers, participants, visitors, musicians and fellow composers on a whole heap of different projects, from concerts to commissions and workshops to installations. It’s such a privilege to be making music in the homes of Handel and Hendrix and I’m looking forward to getting to know their music more deeply and hoping a little bit of their magic will rub off on me!
You can read more about our Composer-in-Residence scheme here.