Alex Oh, a film composer, producer and pianist, with more than a decade of experience, is one of Singapore's most prolific and versatile film composer. His philosophy is simple - To tell stories through music.
Alex has scored 22 feature films in Singapore, Australia, China and the United States, with genres ranging from comedy, family-oriented drama, action films, horror. Notable works include 1965, Taxi! Taxi!, My Dog Dou Dou, Imperfect 我们都不完美, 大世界 It's a Great Great World, as well as festival award winners like Faeryville, and darker films like Bait 3D, Rule No. 1 and The Maid. Alex has also worked with advertising agencies Lowe, Y&R, Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Erickson,TBWA and composed for numerous commercials. Alex received 'Top Local Soundtrack' award at the 22nd COMPASS (Composers and Authors Society of Singapore) 2017 awards presentation and twice nominated for Music Composition in Apollo Awards 2017 in short film 'Journey' and Best Original Music Score in Asian Television Awards 2004 for TV Series 'The Frontline'.
Alex holds a Masters in Arts: Scoring for Film and Visual Media (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in partnership with Pulse College, in Dublin, Ireland) learning under the tutelage of Hollywood veterans like Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3, Hellraiser, The Uninvited), Conrad Pope (Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Hobbit) and Gary Schyman. Alex will be traveling between LA, Singapore, Dublin and Shanghai for most of the year 2019.
Alex began his music journey at age 4, playing the classical piano and music theory studies. He later went into pop and jazz and 'dabbled' with music sequencing after getting his first Roland synthesizer in 1995. In 1999 he studied music production in a media arts school and later lectured there, teaching MIDI Production & Digital Audio. Since then, he has lectured Midi Production & Digital Audio and gave talks in Singapore top schools.
Alex is known for his versatility in writing different genres of scores. From thematic scores, emotional scores, small or epic scores, through innovative use of instruments and sounds to create modern scores. This wide stylistic range and facile command of both electronic and orchestra composition and ability to work collaboratively with a film director to 'solve problems', makes Alex one of the most sought-after composers in Singapore.