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Alex Mandel

Alex Mandel

Composer

Alex contributed two songs to Pixar’s Brave: “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air” both sung by Julie Fowlis. “Touch the Sky” has become a global hit with over half a billion plays, performed worldwide from Disney Parks to school choirs. He has released five albums of original songs including The Echo Falls and a solo album featuring a guest appearance from Julie.

He has scored an artistically diverse group of award-winning films, from “Your Friend the Rat” (Jim Capobianco, 2008), to the indie “East Side Sushi” (Anthony Lucero, 2015), and the heart-wrenching “The Girl in the Hallway” (Valerie Barnhart, 2018).

He was composer and musical director for NPR’s Snap Judgment Live for six years, performing music onstage with storytellers — including Black Thought — legendary MC from the Roots — at sold out shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Oakland’s legendary Paramount Theater.

He also composed a musical about Norman Rockwell that received a staged reading at Theatreworks of Silicon Valley directed by Tony award-winning director, Robert Kelley, 2014.

Alex is excited to debut a new musical instrument in his score for the inventor, The Gliss, which will accompany Leonardo’s dream sequences.