May 21, 2023
MUSIC COMPOSER OF HEY ALEXA
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE HONORABLE MENTION
I am a Los Angeles-based composer and performer, and I have been fortunate enough to build a career creating scores for film, television, and video games. With a passion for music that dates back to my childhood, I have always been drawn to the emotive power of film music and its ability to complement visual storytelling.
It wasn’t until I enrolled at Berklee College of Music that I realized my passion could become my career, and I have been creating music for a wide range of projects ever since. From dramas and thrillers to animated TV series, I have had the opportunity to give voice to stories through my music, including highlights such as co-scoring for the animated children’s show “Fafa” and the thriller “A Deadly View” with Emir Isilay.
Additionally, I have written additional music for several Lifetime movies, including “Killer Profile,” “Secrets on Campus,” and “A Dangerous Defense,” among others.
The film revolves around the human version of Alexa and I was thrilled to create the musical score as it allowed me to capture the diverse range of emotions depicted in the film.
From the character’s friendly and helpful nature to her vulnerabilities, I aimed to portray the essence of her personality through lively and expressive music.
That’s a great question! For this project, I aimed to create a clear distinction between the joyful and emotional aspects of the music. In order to achieve this contrast, I focused on the power of instrumentation.
For example, for Alexa’s theme, I focused on creating a more upbeat and lively sound with double bass, some percussion, etc. In contrast, for Grampa’s theme, I used long and warm strings.
Receiving an honorable mention at the RED MOVIE AWARDS for the Original Score was truly an honor!
I am deeply grateful to everyone who supported us on this journey, and this recognition inspires me to continue creating and writing more and more! I hope to inspire other aspiring composers to follow their dreams and pursue their passion for music.
No, we didn’t have the opportunity to record with a real orchestra for this project.
While there is no substitute for the sound of a real orchestra, I believe that technology has advanced to the point where it is possible to create high-quality music using computer softwares. I think it’s important to embrace the advancements in technology and push the limits of creativity. Additionally, creating music using software can be more cost-effective and accessible, making it easier for filmmakers with smaller budgets to have original music for their films.