Alex Winkler

Film Composer

Amazing films need amazing music. Let's work together.

 I'm a film composer and songwriter living in LA, as well as a graduate of USC's prestigious Masters program in Screen Scoring. Below is a little bit about why I love doing what I'm doing, but if you're eager to see my credits, here's my IMDB!

Some of my favorite current/recent projects include


I write music for movies. That’s what I love doing more than anything in the world. Well, more than anything except maybe watching movies. Film affects me on a deeper level than any other artform, even music itself. Only in film does the visual meet the aural in such an immersive way. We literally feel the way the character feels when we watch a film. We fear what they fear, we love who they love. So, my role as a film composer is much more than a job or even a just a fun thing to do. It’s my way of taking part in one of the most empathetic and invigorating movements in all of human history: making pictures come to life.

My training in music started as a classical pianist who eventually got so obsessed about rock & metal that just had to pick up a guitar and learn my favorite riffs. From a mixed background of classical and pop music, I eventually pursued music composition in college and found my love of scoring visual media with my first scores to shorts and feature films. Ultimately, my path was led to Los Angeles where I completed my Masters in Screen Scoring at The University of Southern California's renowned program.

In my work, I seek the perspective of your characters first and foremost, and my diverse musical background gives me tools to sculpt these perspectives. In my past, I've explored the many different musical worlds, from writing a full-length musical, to performing as a singer-songwriter, to working professionally as a jazz pianist/composer for years in my hometown Houston, Texas. The long and winding musical journey I've taken has led me here to L.A. eager to write music for YOUR movie.

Great films need great music. Let's work together.

 
Delivers excellent quality with crazy deadlines.
— Kevin Stiller, filmmaker
The reason for our film’s success was Mr. Winkler’s wonderful score. I would recommend him for his knowledge, professionalism, and artistry
— Eric Jones, producer
Alex Winkler’s music was instrumental in bringing the emotion and story of Mixed Emulsions to life. His compositions fit the visuals and story perfectly.
— Brett Williams, director