Alastair McNamara

Composer for Film, TV and Games

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.

Among notable work, is his orchestral score for ‘Seabird’ recorded at AIR studios, which was nominated for the Best Student Short at Jackson Wild Media Festival 2021, TEASE which was nominated for Best Student Documentary at the Grierson Awards 2021 and CoVRt Operation, a VR game which was nominated at the 2021 Student BAFTA awards.

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 music, Alastair’s versatility allows him to write music that is not only honest and authentic, but also serves each story he tells.