Guest Alex Wurman
EMMY® Award-winning composer Alex Wurman is highly versatile with a broad musical palette. He is able to work with directors in many different genres. He has particularly enjoyed the breadth of work with notable writer/directors, such as Steven Conrad (Perpetual Grace LTD, The Promotion, Patriot), John August (The Nines), Jill Sprecher (Thirteen Conversations About One Thing), Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) and Ron Shelton (Play It To The Bone, Hollywood Homicide).
Whether writing critically-acclaimed music for an Oscar®-winning film, supporting comedy with musical punctuation for box office giants, or capturing the essence of brainy ideas for indie films, Wurman traverses the film-score landscape with ease. This is exemplified by his eerie piano melodies of Confessions of A Dangerous Mind, groovy ’70’s themes for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, contemporary interpretations of French impressionism for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, and soulful melodies combined with ethereal orchestrations for March of the Penguins.
Crediting his talents to the result of both nature and nurture, Wurman hails from a family with generations devoted to the study and performance of music. The Chicago native’s father, Hans Wurman, was an arranger and composer, who pioneered the world of electronic music by recording intricate works on the first Moog synthesizer. As a youngster, Alex would spend afternoons at his father’s workplace; his love for the arts would secure him admission into the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts High School. He went on to study composition at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Eventually moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film scoring, Wurman immediately began scoring AFI student films. These valuable experiences proved to be the launching pad for his independent career.
Alex has been enjoying creating new content and looking forward to new and exciting projects to expand his network and continue his diverse artistic collaborations. This time has many artists stretching themselves to create new ways of expression, coming together from afar through technology which has afforded us a new landscape in which to create.
Wurman was nominated in 2008 for an EMMY Award for his work on Bernard and Doris.
Wurman’s minimalist/20th century sculpted score for HBO Film’s Temple Grandin (starring Claire Danes) earned the EMMY in 2010 for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.
His awards also include being named best music twice at the world’s leading natural history film forum (The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival) for The Last Lions and March of the Penguins.
About This Series:
The driving purpose of the show is to bring to the world an understanding of the power of conscious music, sounds of coherence, and the intention behind it. Dr. Kathleen shares her brilliance as a music futurist, musician, researcher, and teacher. She shares conversations from the heart with invited scientists, doctors, healers, musicians and luminaries who join her on the show.