It was the intriguing mingling of whole-tone scales and melodic chromaticism in Debussy's L'isle Joyeuse that set a young Alexander Goodhart on the course of becoming a music composer...To this day, his music seeks to juxtapose disparate and complimentary musical vernaculars in the pursuit of rediscovering roots through new and revisited language.
Born to parents of German/Russian and Irish/Italian descent, his music reflects an American eclectic style informed strongly by romantic/modern European composers as well as alternative rock writers since the 1960's.
Alex has studied music with Temple University composers Alexander DeVaron and guest faculty Steven Stucky; electronic music with Matthew Greenbaum and Maurice Wright; and orchestration with Hollywood composer Erik Lundborg and San Francisco Conservatory composer David Garner. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and works as both a performing musician and a teacher of piano and music theory/composition.
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