Alexander Meade (b. 1996) is a composer for multimedia. Born in Birmingham Michigan, a Detroit suburb, where he began his musical studies. Alex’s love of music brought him to the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied trumpet with Ken Larson. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied trumpet with John Aley, as well as composition and orchestration with the esteemed classical composer, Laura Schwendinger.
At UW-Madison, Alex composed for a variety of student films; he also played in many musical groups around campus. He wrote the fanfare for the UW-Madison College of Engineering’s commencement and a piece for the Wisconsin Brass Quintet.
He first fell in love with music listening to the soundtracks of Koji Kondo, John Williams, and Hans Zimmer. Alex especially enjoys the collaborative aspect of screen scoring and how music enhances multimedia. He prefers to compose for large ensembles for the great range of colors and emotions that they offer, but is equally at home writing for small groups. Alex strives to make accessible, and interesting music that shares stories and emotions with its audience.
Currently, Alex is composing the soundtrack for the indie-game “Ruins to Rumble.” In the fall, Alex will begin a master’s degree at New York University in Screen Scoring.