Bespoke Composition for Film, Television, Theatre & Dance
My name is Matthew Rushing and I am the Rehearsal Director as well as Guest Artist for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. I have choreographed 3 ballets for the Ailey company during my 25 years with the organization, and have also had the opportunity to choreograph ballets for Yale Dance Theater and other regional dance companies in the United States. I recently have had the pleasure of working with Alex Paton as an accompanist as well as a composer for a score for one of my most recent ballets TRIBUTE. Alex has an incredible gift of making one's ideas into a sonic reality. His expertise and versatility in the composition of music allows a choreographer unlimited access to musical ideas. Rarely have I worked with a composer that has such a great collaborative spirit. Not only did Alex execute the tasks I presented him, but he also was very inspiring in the way he presented his own ideas. My time working with Alex Paton was full of creativity and inspiration and I am looking forward to the next time I can collaborate with such a great artist. - Matthew Rushing Rehearsal Director & Guest Artist for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Alex is an extremely talented and competent musician and composer. His wide compositional palette and prowess with multiple instruments allows him to create any style of music imaginable, as this was very evident in the music he created for my film CAT FACE. His skilful production coupled with the unique perplexing vocals of Lori Secanska gave the film a whole new experience. Alex is really fast with his deliverables and his communication and attention to detail is impeccable. I won’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone. I am really looking forward to working with him on my next project. By Ogo Okpue, Director/Writer – CAT FACE
"Alex was an absolute professional to work with, tenaciously creating the entire soundtrack to our show, delivering to a tight deadline beautiful music with high production values." Gemma Hurley - Comedy Screen Writer and Producer, Box Step Productions
"The music Alex produces is unique, timeless, and has a classic feel about it, something that is very rare in young musicians today." - Steve Sale, Film Maker, Editor, Garage Sale Productions
"Alex recently composed the theme song to the feature film, In Transit, which I produced and directed. He worked fast and to brief, adding high quality production and soul into the composition." - Marius Smuts, Independent Director
''I'm currently working with Alex for the composition of six original songs and instrumentals for my theatre debut 'Maria Morena'. I couldn't be more pleased to work with Alex. Week after week, during many months he has been delivering outstanding compositions that have left me impressed. I'm not only talking about musical quality and production, but also for his professionalism and his ability to understand and improve with creativity all of the musical directions I give to him. Maria Morena features lots of different music styles fused with Spanish folklore and techno beats. I was scared of not being able to find the right composer capable to handle these sounds, but Alex proved that he can swim smoothly between all those styles and even bring up more challenging ideas and sounds! I can't wait for people to listen to his work, he created pure magic in each scene of the show. Thank you!" - Diego Pastor, Director
"Alex did the score for the first Fool's Cap Theatre's show, "The Unparalleled Adventure of one Hans Pfaall". We were lucky to have this unique artist on board. I feel like I made a new friend." - Vinicius Carvalho, Performer and Director for 'Fools Cap Theatre'