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Alex Wakim – Composer



Portrait of Wakim, black and white

With work presented at the Tribeca Film Festival 2024; his original music-based book, DUST AND IONS, co-written with Yara Zgheib, slated for publishing with Rose Metal Press; and an upcoming premier at the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Alex Wakim’s unique musical aesthetic has led him to push barriers in sound and story. His music is also found scoring Julianne Moore, being featured in the RAINDANCE Film Fest, WOODSTOCK Film Fest, DOC NYC, off-Broadway at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, the National Portrait Gallery, and more.

His experimentation with traditional Arabic instruments and tropes, such as the ney, to create unique synths and worlds of expression in film have led a cinematic Middle-Eastern album to be published with APM, as well as recieving the Reel Change Grant for his work on Nay Tabbara’s film, Ebb & Flow, premiering at Tribeca.

His second album, Chasing Moons, has also received acclaim, released under the Artists Recording Collective label. Based in NYC, collaboration is key to Wakim’s approach to creating. He also loves stargazing, history, and subtly heartbreaking stories – and is currently developing Nour, an album about his grandmother’s life and exile, as well as An American in Beirut, a dark comedy about the power of laughter.


What moons do you long for? Cinematic, intimate, instrumental album:

Dust and Ions

A hybrid-book in development with Rose Metal Press