Alistair is a Scottish composer specialising in writing original music for film, television and podcasts, working with creative teams both around his local Greater Glasgow area in Scotland and internationally, with recent film commissions being received from New Zealand.

He has written music to a brief in many different genres including symphonic scores, hybrid-electronic soundtracks, folk, hybrid folk, rock, EDM, and intimate piano. Much of his recent writing combines traditional acoustic sounds with what he calls ‘found sound’ – everyday sounds that he records and manipulates using different sound design processing techniques.

The results are a bespoke blend of textures and sound, fitting for the project brief.

To hear some of Alistair’s recent work, visit his Portfolio page.


“Alistair is a very talented, dedicated and professional composer. He is very easy to work with and understands the process of film making very well. His music nurtures the storyline to its core.

He is always up for challenge and I wish him the best of luck for his upcoming projects.

It was great working with him again and I look forward to working with him for a 3rd time.”

Writer / Director / Producer – On the Edge of Hope (Short) 2023

“Alistair has been a treasure to work with on our short film, Sacred Skin.  He was enthusiastic and committed throughout the production.  We had several pre-production meetings discussing the style and meaning of the soundtrack, and his drafts reflected everything we asked of him.  He integrated all our notes in post-production and worked to tight deadlines as we rushed towards our final cut.

The music he gave us is an invaluable part of our short, elevating and enriching it from the first frame to the last.  I would be happy to work with him again in the future.”

Producer – Sacred Skin (Short) 2022

“Alistair’s passion for music and his craft shone through in his compositions for “The Last String,” making it an absolute joy to work with him. 

I highly recommend Alistair to any filmmaker or producer in need of a talented and dedicated composer.”

Scott McCartney

Producer – The Last String (Short) 2022

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Listen to a selection of recent work for psychological drama and thrillers.


Listen to some of Alistair’s recent music for emotional scenes in drama.


This is a selection of Alistair’s music written for ambient background in drama.


Listen to a selection of Alistair’s music written for suspense and dramatic tension.