Alec Contributes to Original Score for “Metamorphoses”

Alec collaborated with his writing partner, Daniel James, on an original score for the Sonoma Academy production of Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.” The two worked over the summer to create musical motifs and themes for the ten vignettes, based on the Greek and Roman tales of Ovid, using Pro Tools and Logic, while the musical director, Benjamin Mertz, also worked on the score. In the fall, Alec student-taught the elective class with Benjamin for the ensemble (called an “exploratory” at Sonoma Academy), then both Alec and Daniel joined the ensemble in the final weeks approaching performance. “From the beginning, writing with Daniel, through working with the ensemble, to seeing our music performed live during the play, this has been the most collaborative experience I’ve ever worked on,” says Alec. Following a sold-out run of the play in November 2012, Alec, Daniel and Benjamin intend to record the original score in Spring 2013.