Alastair McNamara

Composer for Film, TV and Games

Coming from an eclectic musical background, Alastair weaves influences from electronic, vocal and orchestral styles into his scores, whilst staying true to his own authentic voice. Using sampling and contemporary electronic techniques to create atmosphere and tone, whilst falling back on a rigorous training in orchestral writing to add power and pathos to his scores, Alastair's versatility allows him to write music that is not only honest and authentic, but also serves each story he tells.

Among notable work is his score for the short documentary 'Tease' which won the Grierson Award from Best Student Film in 2021, and went on to be broadcast on Channel 4; his score for the feature documentary 'The Other Fellow' which had its world premiere at the 2022 Doc Edge Festival and his work as Assistant Composer on 'The Capture' which broadcast on BBC One in 2022.

After winning the 'Hargreaves Fund Prize for Film Music Composition' from Manchester University, following in the footsteps of composers such as Benjamin Wallfisch and Martin Phipps, Alastair went on to study Composition for Film & TV at the National Film and Television School.