Alan is a music graduate, qualified music teacher and holds a diploma in media composition from Music For The Media (affiliated to The Film Music Institute of Los Angeles). He has also been a gigging keyboard player in several bands in the North of England.
His strength lies in working with clients until they get the exact sound that they need for their project. Sometimes this takes time, but the end results are worth it.
With over 25 years of writing and teaching music, Alan has learned that patience is a virtue and that it is essential to develop a common “language” between client and composer early on in the project.
With a background in music teaching, he has also learned how to work out what style, instrumentation or mood a client is after, even when a common musical vocabulary is absent.
Get in touch if you commission music, have a personal project that needs original music, or if you would like to collaborate.
“Working with Alan was very smooth and worry-free. I gave him a very loose brief and just let him get on with it. He delivered exactly what I was after in record time. A consummate professional!”
“Alan’s work on The Fish-O-Tron has been nothing less than superb. He was able to create a piece that fitted the exact mood I wanted for my short film. Not only did he compose and deliver the music to me sooner than expected, but the quality was excellent as well.”
— Bruce Kuei | Frosty Films/character animator at Pixar Studios: Ice Age, The Meltdown, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Your Friend The Rat, Up, Dug’s Special Mission
“Alan Moore composed the musical score for ‘Movies’. I choose Alan, after being contacted by musicians across the globe. I listened to some of Alan’s compositions, and was instantly captivated by his melodies which, in my mind, began to bring the film alive.”
— Monshur Alam | Alam Brothers
“Alan really listened to what I wanted, even when I wanted to combine Jewish and Arabic melodic lines together as metaphor: the result was brilliant!”
— Diane Reed | Director Media Arts Foundation – Community TV (USA)
“A sprightly track with plenty of rhythmic buoyance and engaging melodies. The track comes across as a combination of lounge reggae and Caribbean steel drums. And the horror-movie chord is excellent. A sense of fun inhabits this track and it is still very musical…you have superb timing, making your music sound natural as walking. This imparts a sense of comfort to the listener and such precise playing characterizes the full history of Hollywood music.”
— Industry review of ‘Malibu’
“The use of the strong melody gave this a fresh feel and raised it above being just another relaxation tape type song…Any way you look at it though you did something beyond the normal… I really like this track and think that you have a good sense of how to blend sounds, tones and samples to make something which more approaches song structure than most electronic music. Any time that you veer way from the pack you take some risk that people will be confused, but that should not stop you from doing it.”
— Industry review of ‘The Bell’
“Lovely sounds and very tastefully produced. I like the way the piano is slightly back in the mix because it lends a haunting quality to the track that the melody needs to sustain interest. The arrangement is filled with tasty bits like the bird sounds and the extra rhythmic keyboard passages are interest-adding elements…Because of the high degree of professionalism in the playing and the excellent mix, this track has some built-in appeal for New Age listeners.”
— Industry review of ‘Taj Mahal’
“This composer has something to say. I like it. Very pro arrangement – nicely-done, engaging and smart. All I can say is a perfect arrangement that creates a perfect mood. I could listen to this music all day long. Excellent textures and choice of instrumentation. This should be in a movie! A perfect 5! Great tune, sweepingly dramatic. You’ve got talent! An inspired piece with many wonderful, magical musical moments. The mood grabs you and takes you. Lovely stuff.”
— GarageBand Reviewers