Called "a haunting artist to watch" by Rolling Stone, Alexandra Petkovski is an accomplished composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, artist, and songwriter from Toronto, ON, Canada.
Alex creates genre-defying music exploring contemporary poly-textural, orchestral cinematic, hybrid-synth, trailerization, and vocalise sonic spaces. After obtaining her Master of Music in Composition, Alex entered the world of Film/TV/video game and advertising music, taking a sabbatical from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music, where she was pursuing postgraduate studies for film scoring. A first-place award winner for SOCAN’s 2022 Emerging Screen Composers Awards, 2022 Hollywood Music in Media Awards and 20th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards winner, she has worked with ensembles like Concreamus Choir and the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and has had works heard across multiple platforms such as Fortnite, SXSW, Disney+, TIFF, Blumhouse Productions, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Freeform, HBO, and PBS. Alex can be heard on the “Paradise” Fortnite Official Trailer, score for horror film “Abandoned” starring Emma Roberts, theme song for Amazon Prime's original comedy series, "The Lake" (providing additional melodic and lyrical vocal music to head composer Peter Chapman), additional score composer to Steph Copeland on horror feature “Laced,” and feature vocalist on coming-of-age film “This Place” for Kalaisan Kalaichelvan’s score premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival 2022. Alex also recently attended Reelworld Film Festival, where the coming-of-age short "Better At Texting" (directed by Mary Galloway) had its world premiere. Alex was the composer, producer, and artist for the project.
Alex's solo music artist project, FJØRA, has become widely known throughout both the contemporary pop and Film/TV world, as her hybrid style of voice and orchestral composition serves as a unique way of scoring audio-visual mediums. Her coined genre - "cinematronic" - combines elements of electronic and cinematic styles. This can be heard throughout her work across Film, TV, video game and commercials, such as music for international film franchise “After Movie” (official trailer for “After Ever Happy”) American Horror Story's "Double Feature,” theme song "Déjà Vu" for video game series Deathloop (as heard in remixes by artists like Steve Aoki, Future and Madison Beer), custom music for Adidas’s International Women Campaign 2022 and additional score for Grammy-winning composer Stephanie Economou on Gillian Jacobs’ Disney/Lucasfilm feature documentary, “More Than Robots” (premiering at SXSW 2022 and streaming on Disney+).
On the Recording Academy’s 2021 and 2022 Grammys ballots, Alex is a huge advocate for female presence throughout the music industry, striving to foster awareness for inclusivity and diversity in each project she undertakes. Alex was asked by Linda Perry to reimagine her iconic hit song, "What's Up?" for Blumhouse Productions horror movie series, "Welcome to the Blumhouse,” released and aired on Amazon Prime. Her music video for "What's Up?" premiered on Amazon Music.
Alex is a strong standing member of the Alliance for Women in Film/Television, the Recording Academy, Screen Composers Guild of Canada, Society of Lyricists and Composers, World Soundtrack Academy and friend of the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Alex has performed showcases for the GMS and has been awarded Best Musician and Composer across multiple festivals, including the New York Independent Cinema Awards, New York International Film Awards, Paris Film Festival, Official Selection for ARFF, Cannes World Film Festival, TIFF Women's Official, L.A. Underground Film Festival, and Honorary Selections with RIIFF. Author of Managing Rapid-Fire Deadlines for the Aspiring and Evolving Music Creative (as published by New Music USA), a Hollywood Music in Media multi-nominee, Clios Winner and Shortlist nominee, Alex was a selected participant in New York University's Feature Film Scoring Workshop in 2021. A panelist speaker for SyncSummit, TIFF, WUP (Chicago “Female Composers” Panel), CANPUB, and a producer for BYXXINC; the first ever all-female producer sync camp in L.A., Alex is an alumni composer in residence with the Canadian Film Centre (chaired by Lesley Barber) and 2023 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive alumni (mentoring under William Ross), composing original work performed and recorded by the Hollywood Studio Symphony at Warner Bros Studios.
One of Alex’s recent project releases is the Sondheim Series; an unparalleled reimagination project honouring the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim, consisting of two arrangements and one original work in the style of Sondheim - composed, orchestrated, and arranged for orchestra and SATB choir.