Likes: hiking, fixing things
Dislikes: delayed flights, spam (not the food)
Favorite Food: cheesecake
Favorite Quote: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” -Leonard Bernstein
A New Jersey native, Alex Cap is a composer for film, video games, other visual media, and the concert stage with a background as a classical pianist. Previous film scores include Capoeira in Our Lives (2017 documentary), Little Love Bites (2016 short animation, winner of 2017 FICCI BAF Award), and Post No Bills (2013 short sci-fi, Honorable Mention for Best Musical Score). Past game scores include Sagittarius (winner of 2014 Dare to be Digital game design competition and nominated for a BAFTA “Ones to Watch” award) and Kairos (2012 Philly Game Jam winner of Most Innovative and Judges’ Choice awards). He was also one of 19 international composers selected for the 2015 NYU Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker, undergoing critiques and attending panels run by Ira Newborn (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Naked Gun 2 1/2), Mark Suozzo (The Nanny Diaries), Mark Snow (The X-Files), Sean Callery (24, Homeland), and Paul Chihara (China Beach). In July 2016, Cap drove solo cross-country to attend USC’s one-year Master of Music in Screen Scoring at the Thornton School of Music, where he received the Betty Rose Collaboration Award and was selected for a mentorship with James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight, King Kong (2005), Signs). He studied piano under Tomoko Kanamaru at the College of New Jersey where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. In between undergraduate and graduate school, he freelanced as a pianist, composer, and arranger and studied composition with Ken Lampl (Frontera, Kandisha).