Alex Eddington is a composer, theatre artist and arts educator based in Toronto.
Alex has had his music commissioned and performed by a diverse list of musicians, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Brantford Symphony, Mississauga Symphony, Continuum Contemporary Music, Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, junctQìn keyboard collective, Da Camera Singers, Toronto Chamber Choir, violinist Conrad Chow and singers Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, Nathan Létourneau and Derek Kwan. His music has been performed across Canada, in parts of the USA, and as far away as Poland and Taiwan. Alex was the Composer in Residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic from 2008 to 2010. His many pieces for young musicians include Living Soul, which was premiered by over 100 students of the Suzuki String School of Guelph. Alex was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Mississauga Symphony to compose Dancing About Architecture, a two-minute “sesquie” fanfare for the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017.
His folk-song collage Saturday Night at Fort Chambly is featured on “Canadian Panorama,” a debut CD recording by the Scarborough Philharmonic released on the Cambria label in 2017.
As a playwright and actor, Alex Eddington has performed several of his own original plays across the Canadian Fringe festival circuit and at Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival. In 2016, he premiered Life List, a walking tour show combining storytelling, birdwatching and live music. He has worked with theatre and dance companies across Canada as a composer and sound designer, including Tarragon Theatre and Mile Zero Dance. A sought-after spoken-word performer, Alex has performed works for speaker and ensemble with Continuum Contemporary Music, Blythwood Winds, the Scarborough Philharmonic, the Juno-nominated Silver Birch String Quartet, and members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Alex Eddington is also a music and drama teacher, cyclist, and bird enthusiast.