Alex Turley is a composer based in Perth, Western Australia. Here you can find recordings, extracts of scores and other related media. A full artist CV is available here.

In the past Alex has been selected to undertake composition development programs with both the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Gondwana Choirs, and will later this year compose a work for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of their CYBEC 21st Century Australian Composers Program. He is a recipient of the 2014 Joondalup Arts in Focus Composition Grant, First Prize in the 2014 Voyces ‘Aspire’ Competition, and an award for Best Film Soundtrack in the 2013 Revel8 Film Festival. Alex has also been awarded an Edith Cowan University Excellence Scholarship, the John Down and Daniel Girling Music Scholarship and the Dettman Music Scholarship. 

Alex’s work presently explores tonal ambiguity, textural blurring and a dismantling of temporal perception, dealing primarily with chamber ensembles and larger orchestral forces. His experience in collaborative media includes links in theatre, dance and film, having composed for works in both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Perth Fringe World Festival. Influences range from Stravinsky, Ravel, Debussy, Messiaen and Takemitsu to contemporary musicians such as Sufjan Stevens, Jonsi and Björk. Currently completing a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Alex studies primarily under Lachlan Skipworth and Lindsay Vickery. He has also received tutelage from composers James Ledger, Stephen Leek, Paul Stanhope and Christopher Gordon. 

selected examples


chamber orchestra


to see a world in a grain of sand

voice, electronics



flute, clarinet, horn, piano, cello


three songs of spring

satb choir


more recordings are available via soundcloud

full list of works



new work (2015)

efflorescence (2014)



moon (2015)

watercolour (2014)

to see a world in a grain of sand (2013)

three songs of spring (2012)

i carry your heart with me (2011)


chamber ensemble

saxophone concerto (2015)

between the sea and the sky - flute & piano (2015)

moondream - saxophone quartet (2014)

ink - saxophone & piano (2013)

serein - flute, clarinet, horn, piano & cello (2013)

asylum - wind quintet (2012)

of the woods - clarinet, cello & piano (2012)

sonatina - clarinet (2012)

purchase or view sheet music

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Alex is available to consider commissions and collaborations, as well as arranging and transcription work