Alek creates music, sound, and video for stories and storytelling, with a particular interest in live events, film, theater, and dance. Current/recent projects include: Macbeth (video design for the Northern Stage production directed by Stephen Brown-Fried), The Mountaintop (original sound/music for the Northern Stage production directed by Carol Dunne), Lost Cities (original music and lyrics, song cycle), Resfeber (original music and direction, modern dance piece premiered at Access Theater in New York City), The Sweetest Land (original score, documentary film), La La Land in Concert (technical director and video tech, world tour), and Danny Eflman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, (technical director and video tech for the live orchestra event seen in cities all over the world). In addition to his music, sound design, and video design endeavors, Alek has worked variously as an electrician and fundraising professional. His lighting and video work has been seen at Northern Stage, Carolina Performing Arts, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Huntington Theatre Company. Alek holds a degree in English with a focus in Poetry Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his free time, he enjoys reading, studying Ancient Greek, and making terrible puns.