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Alex Wurman

Emmy Award-winning composer Alex Wurman is highly versatile with a broad musical palette. He can traverse the film-score landscape by writing a critically-acclaimed score for an Oscar®-winning film, to supporting comedy with musical punctuation for box office giants, to capturing the essence of brainy ideas for indie films. Some examples include: ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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 2015 750 (Short) (completed)
  Layers (Short)
 2021 Ultra City Smiths (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- O-o-h Child (2021)
- Hot Clues (2021)
 2019 Buddy Games
 2015-2018 Patriot (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Dead Serious Rick (2017) ... (music by)
- Dick Cheney (2017) ... (music by)
- L'Affaire Contre John Lakeman (2017) ... (music by)
 2018 Half Magic
 2018 Waterschool (Documentary)
 2014 Cloud 9 (TV Movie) (score by)
 2013 Titans of Justice (Short)
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
 2012 The Newsroom (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Greater Fool (2012) ... (music by)
- The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate (2012) ... (music by)
- The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012) ... (music by)
- 5/1 (2012) ... (music by)
- Bullies (2012) ... (music by)
 2012/I Overnight
 2011 Kingdom of the Oceans (TV Mini Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- From the Land to the Sea (2011) ... (for National Geographic Channels)
- Kingdom of the Reefs (2011) ... (for National Geographic Channels)
- Kingdom of the Blue (2011) ... (for National Geographic Channels)
- Kingdom of the Sands (2011) ... (for National Geographic Channels)
 2011 The Last Lions (Documentary)
 2010/I The Switch (music by)
 2010 Temple Grandin (TV Movie)
 2008 $5 a Day
 2008 The Promotion
 2007 Homo Erectus
 2007 The Baker
 2007 The Nines
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
 2005 March of the Penguins (Documentary) (US version)
 2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy (Video)
 2004 Criminal
 2004 Blink (Short)
 2003 High Infidelity (Short)
 2003 Normal (TV Movie)
 2002 The Triangle (Short)
 2000 Hero (Short)
 1999 No Vacancy
 1999 Dangerous Waters (TV Movie)
 1998 Exposé (uncredited)
 1998 God (Short)
 1997 The Good Life
 1996 The Glamorous World of the Adlon Hotel (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 The Grave
 1995 Born Wild
 1995 Ripple (Short)
 1995 French Exit (original music by)
 1995 Dominion
 1994 The Crew
 1994 Getting In
 1993 L.A. Goddess
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Technology affects the composer by offering the ability to do a movie like March of the Penguins for example- mostly recorded and mixed in my home studio, that cost savings afforded me more musicians. However, technology does affect music for the worse some times because the sounds can be overly suggestive to the composer. Technology can also make music creation overly accessible, but I think ... See more »


Studied composition at University of Miami-Coral Gables. See more »

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