As a proud recipient of Reel Change (The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring, powered by SESAC and composer Christophe Beck, sponsored by Amazon Studios) for his work on Ebb & Flow, you can find Alex Wakim’s music scoring Julianne Moore, featured on the exclusive film platform ALTER, slated for publication with Rose Metal Press, in the National Portrait Gallery, DOC NYC, New Orleans Film Festival (Glen Eden, dir. Rebecca Blandón), RAINDANCE Film Festival, (Frayed Roots, dir. Nay Tabbara), Off-Broadway, and more.
Wakim’s unique musical tastes have led him to explore fresh avenues in writing for the screen. In addition to experimenting with traditional Arabic instruments, such as the ney, to create synths, his cinematic Middle-Eastern music has been published with APM, and he is the co-founder of Dekatu Scoring, a boutique advertising music company, working with brands like ILIA and Hourglass Cosmetics.
He’s developing a semi-autobiographical musical, An American in Beirut, and is thrilled about his continual collaborations with Yara Zgheib, including Dust and Ions, which is slated for publication as a hybrid book with Rose Metal Press following its Off-Broadway run at the Alvin Ailey Theater. 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.