An evening of new compositions by Alex Somers and Jónsi. Conducted by Robert Ames, performed as part of Hauschka's Approximation Festival.
An evening of new compositions by Alex Somers and Jónsi. Conducted by Robert Ames, performed as part of Hauschka’s Approximation Festival.
Alex Somers is an American composer and producer who currently resides in Los Angeles, having spent most of the last decade living in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he studied visual art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Alex was born in Baltimore and studied composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
He first rose to prominence in 2009 with Riceboy Sleeps, his ambient album collaboration with partner Jónsi (Sigur Rós). Following the highly-acclaimed Riceboy Sleeps project, Alex co-produced Jónsi’s 2010 debut solo album Go, and went on to play keyboards and guitar on the album’s world tour. He then began expanding his production work by opening his own recording studio in Reykjavík where he co-produced and mixed Sigur Rós’ 2013 album Valtari. At his studio he continued to collaborate with artists Jónsi, Julianna Barwick, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Damien Rice, Amiina, Sin Fang, Briana Marela and more…
Alex began scoring for film and TV in 2011 and has collaborated with Jónsi to compose music and produce songs for We Bought A Zoo, How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy, Aloha, season one of WGN’s Manhattan, and The Circle.
He has since gone on to score films including Shia LaBeouf’s Honey Boy, Taylor Swift’s Netflix original documentary Miss Americana and, most recently, the Apple original animated film titled Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.