Alexander Thomas #mymusicstory
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Alexander Thomas shares his musical story and answers questions about his musical journey on how to be successful in the music industry:
Alexander Thomas is an award-winning young composer based in Los Angeles, California.
He scored his first feature length film, Howard & Loki, for Director/Cinematographer/Writer David Lewis (Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Winning London) in 2012. Since then, he has written and directed two award-winning short films, two web series, and composed music for over two dozen short films and promos.
Alex is old-fashioned in his approach to composition and storytelling as he likes to create themes for characters and elements in a story. However, he maintains an innovative approach to orchestration by arranging unique combinations of instruments and sounds to produce a fresh musical voice.
Alexander Thomas currently resides in Los Angeles, California and enjoys spending his free time playing ultimate frisbee, working with special needs children, and talking about philosophy.
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What are your tips for new and emerging talent to stay afloat and last long term?
Write music you love to write. Don’t forget what got you started in the first place.
What has been one of the toughest music / entertainment related experiences you’ve faced?
Moving to Los Angeles comes to mind. Leaving behind friends and family was tough.
How did you get through this experience or deal with it?
I got through this by finding a network of people I enjoy being around. It was nice knowing other people who were in the same situation as me.
What did you learn from this experience?
It taught me how to quickly adapt to my environment, and still remain successful during stressful times.
Which music / entertainment related book, blog, film or documentary would you recommend to inspire someone, and why?
For someone looking to enter the film music industry, I would highly recommend the book “The Emerging Film Composer” by Richard Bellis. It’s incredibly comprehensive and easy to read. I would also recommend just watching movies and/or listening to new music all of the time. As a composer, you are what you listen to, and the more music you hear, the stronger your musical palette will be!