Alexis Bennett

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PositionAssociate Lecturer
Department Music
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Phone+44 (0)20 919 7640
Alexis Bennett

Alexis Bennett is currently completing doctoral research at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is also an Associate Lecturer. He is an Edison Fellow at the British Library Sound Archive.

After reading music and literature at the University of Edinburgh, he studied screen composition with Dario Marianelli at the Royal College of Music, and then performance with Jane Rogers at the Guildhall School.

As a composer he works primarily with filmmakers and animators and his music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Channel 4, TCM and at major film festivals throughout the world, including Cannes, London and Edinburgh. His opera The Electrictionary premiered at Kings Place in August 2015 as part of the Tête à Tête festival.

He has performed widely with early music ensembles including the Dufay Collective, Florilegium, Horses Brawl, Fellowshippe of Musickers, Opera Lyrica, London Early Opera, the Amadè Players and Musicians of London Wall.

With over ten years of experience as a ceilidh caller and fiddler, Alexis is active on the folk scene, and is a member of the London-based old-time band The Croshaw Family. He has coached folk music and chamber ensembles at Dartington International Summer School, where he previously held study bursaries.

He is reviews editor of Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, published by Liverpool University Press, and he is on the editorial board of Facta Universitatis: Visual Arts and Music, an international journal published by the University of Niš (Serbia).

He has forthcoming publications in Popular Music (Cambridge University Press), Music, Sound, and the Moving Image (Liverpool University Press) and Journal of Film Music (Equinox).


Alexis Bennett teaches on Music in Film, and Media Composition at Undergraduate level 2, and also Composition for Moving Image Media at Masters level. He also contributes teaching to the Goldsmiths Music Summer School and regularly appears as a performer with Goldsmiths orchestras and ensembles.