Alex Wurman’s talents are the result of both nature and nurture, hailing from a family with generations spent devoted to the study and performance of music. His father Hans Wurman was an arranger and composer who not only pioneered the world of electronic music by recording intricate works on the first Moog synthesizer, but was also the owner of a thriving recording studio in Chicago. Alex Wurman initially spent afternoons at his father’s workplace as a young child. He attended the Academy of Performing Arts High School in Chicago. He went on to study composition at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.
Alex’s score for the Oscar winning documentary March of the Penguins received outstanding critical acclaim and was integral to its commercial success. Soon after, Alex scored another major box office blockbuster Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby (starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly). With back-to-back hits, Alex Wurman has cemented his reputation as one of Hollywood’s most versatile film composers. Equally adept at creating musical landscapes for emotional dramas, hilarious comedies, imaginative documentaries and quirky hybrids, ALEX lends his musical talents to numerous film genres.
Examples of Alex’s more evocative dramatic scores include: Bernard and Doris for which Alex was nominated for an Emmy, What Doesn’t Kill You (starring Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (directed and starring George Clooney, Sam Rockwell and Drew Barrymore), Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (with an all-star ensemble cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Alan Arkin and John Turturro).
Alex has also enjoyed crafting musical scores for comedies, including: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (starring Will Ferrell), Run, Fat Boy, Run (starring Simon Pegg and Hank Azaria) and The Promotion (starring Seann William Scott and John C. Reilly).
Up coming projects with scores by Alex include the drama Temple Grandin (starring Claire Danes) and the romantic comedy The Baster (starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Anniston).