Alex North News
March 27, 2016
Original Soundtrack from "A Streetcar Named Desire" recognized by Library of Congress
September 20-21, 2014
On September 20-21, 2014, Mondotees holds its Mondo Con event in Austin, Texas. Mondo has announced its release of Alex North's Music For 2001: A Space Odyssey...on VINYL! Mondo has pressed 2001 copies. Get yours before they sell out!
July 8, 2014
On July 8, 2014, Intrada Records will release Alex North's unused score to Martin Ritt's film SOUNDER, backed with North's score to DECISION FOR CHEMISTRY. Sounder is the latest "lost treasure" from the North vaults, and we owe a big thank you to producer Lukas Kendall for spearheading this project.
January 1, 2014
It's official! Alex North has posthumously moved to SESAC. We are pleased to join the SESAC family and breathe new life into Alex North's works.
September 20-21, 2014
Mondo releases Alex North's Music for 2001: A Space Odyssey on Vinyl Mondo announces its release of Alex North's Music For 2001: A Space Odyssey, on VINYL! Mondo has pressed 2001 units. Get yours before they sell out!
March 17, 2012
Business Week's Jeremy Gerard Reviews "Death Of A Salesman" Beautiful and insightful review of Mike Nichols' Broadway revival production of "Death Of A Salesman"
March 19, 2012
Terry Teachout reviews Alex North's "Death Of A Salesman" score in Wall Street Journal
April 23, 2012
Ghost The Musical has been running for almost a year in London, and it will premiere on Broadway on April 23, 2012.
July 6, 2010
The Tenerife Youth Symphony is premiering a grand suite of Alex North's film scores, arranged by James T. Sale, on Saturday, July 10 at the Tenerife Film Music festival.
December 4, 2010 would have been Alex North's 100th birthday! Many events are taking place around the world this year to commemorate the centennial.

The Michael Teolis Singers ( will be presenting Alex North’s cantata, Negro Mother May 1, 2010 as the centerpiece of their annual spring concert in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. This jazzy and insightful work, to the poem by Langston Hughes, was composed and first performed in 1940 and believed to have had its last performance in New York in 1947. The Michael Teolis Singers’ performance will be the Midwest premier of the work. The piece was written for mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus (SSAATTBB), and piano. Famed Chicago- area soprano, Alfreda Burke, will be the featured soloist.

A university in Thailand, spearheaded by Harry Currie, will be performing "Parade March" from "Devil's Brigade."

The Tenerife Fimucite 2010 (July, 2010) will feature a 30-minute Alex North tribute on the closing night of the Festival.
Arranger/composer/conductor Kevin Kaska ( has created a suite from Alex North's score to Viva Zapata!, which will premiere at the Puebla Mexico Baroquissimo fest in May, 2010. Alejandro Escuer's ( ONIX Ensamble ( will perform the suite.
June 7, 2007
Songwriters Hall of Fame names "Unchained Melody" the Towering Song of 2007.
January 2007
Intrada releases world premiere of original performance of Alex North's score to Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Assembled from sole surviving mono mixdown safety master made for composer by engineer Ken Cameron during recording sessions at Anvil.
January 24, 2007
Daily Variety notes "Kevin O'Connell, nommed for his sound mixing in "Apocalypto" scores his 19th nom. He furthers his status as the Academy's most nominated individual who, so far, hasn't won. Distant runners-up are composer Alex North and art director Roland Anderson, at 15 each." Alex, however, did win a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award in 1985.
January 19-20, 2007
Utah Symphony Orchestra performs "The Golden Age of Film Music," including music from Alex North's score to "Spartacus."
January 18, 2007
Waco Symphony Orchestra features "A Night At The Movies," with performances including Alex North's "Unchained Melody."
May 2, 2006
Varese Sarabande producer Robert Townson discusses Alex North's seminal score for "A Streetcar Named Desire" in "North and Music of the South," an original documentary on the new Warner Bros. DVD of this legendary and classic film.