On opening night of The Lion in Winter, we saw Alexander Sovronsky going to his seat. Knowing his work for Shakespeare and Company, we were delighted to see that he had composed the music for the play that was about to unfold. When we heard the music and the way it enhanced the production. Bob cornered Alex at intermission and asked if he would come on our program. We were pleased when he said yes.
We knew that Alex was versatile but as we read more of his background, we were truly impressed. He is a composer, musician, sound designer, actor and teacher. He is also a delightful person to interview. We plan to have him back when he can give us an entire hour. Meanwhile, listen to what he has to say about his work, and go and see The Lion in Winter to experience it directly.
Always busy, Alex has composed the music for the Richard III reading at Shakespeare and Company on October 10 with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe. The reason he couldn’t stay longer to talk with us was because he had a meeting for what we assumed was some other project.