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

“Without Alistair’s score my film would only hold half the emotional weight that it does. Not far into the project he fully understood what I wanted from the soundtrack, and put in all the folkloric atmosphere and gentle feeling that I needed.


It’s an incredibly beautiful piece of music and I hope to work with him again.”

Animator / Filmmaker – Shuck (Short) 2023

“Alistair approached us to enquire if we needed his skills at just the right time. Developing an immersive Halloween trail and haunted house experience inspired by Tam O’Shanter, we had some very specific requirements for what we might need – and what he delivered couldn’t have been more spot on. The Skeleton’s Welcome’ is atmospheric but also surprisingly catchy and hard to forget – truly haunting!


Alistair was easy to communicate our ideas with, prompt and helpful and I hope to have the opportunity to work together on other projects.”

Toria Cassidy

Producer / Project Manager – Rozelle Halloween Haunted Trail 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.