Welcome home.

Thanks for swinging by my little plot of digital acreage. Open any door and you might see the past, the present, and the future. I am very happy that YOU are a part of it.

If you are interested in getting in touch with me for film-scoring, composition work, festival and club booking, teaching, or just to say schmello – email me at alexlmassa@gmail.com.

Looking forward to having friend and collaborator Chris Puente (Chicago) back to the Black Hills to perform a slew of shows over Halloween week and weekend. Check out the video below and my events page for more info! Video is from last years (2021) live-film-scoring of the original Phantom of the Opera.

June 5th, 2022, I premiered my composition “Remembrance & Renewal” at the Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. Commissioned as part of the remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Black Hills Flood of 1972, I directed The New Music Ensemble of the Black Hills while archival video and photo played behind us. It was an emotional day at the Journey, and one that is now immortalized in a documentary produced by the one and only Destyn Humann, owner of 605 Media & Entertainment. Check it out below!

On March 10th, I was lucky enough to head back to Constellation in Chicago to play with Otis:GO, an ensemble co-led by saxophonist Artie Black and myself, featuring some of Chicago’s finest creative musicians. Click below to check the concert out!

In early September 2021, I finally had the chance to perform a record release of ‘Water Music’ (released Nov.1.2020) in its entirety at Constellation in Chicago, IL. Check it out below.

I decided to ‘go back to school’ and rekindle my love for film-scoring and composition. In December of 2021, I was awarded my Graduate Diploma from the Film Scoring Academy of Europe based in Sofia, Bulgaria. From writing for solo piano to synthesized ensembles, and ending with a 52-piece orchestra, I had the opportunity to connect with composers from all over the world via the magic of the internet. We all dove deep into the hundred-year history of film scoring, and it was an experience I won’t soon forget. Below is the first composition I wrote for the program, in May 2021. Enjoy “Henry Enters The World”

You can head to my Bandcamp page – the only place on the internet where you can hear my records. Every record is a “pay-what-you-want” scale, which means you can pay a dollar for ALL of this music. You will not find my music on any of the major streaming platforms, but this gives you the chance to OWN whatever I release.

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