Copyright 2024 - Alex Danson, Palm Springs, California

Original Works

compositionOriginal compositions: Classical Music, Jazz and Music for Visual Media


entertainmentMusic for your event: Standards, Pop and Classical. Piano solo, duos, and small combos.

Music Instructions

theoryAll Levels, All Ages- Classical, Jazz Improvisation, Composition and MusicTheory


Alex Danson
PO Box 3666
Cathedral City, CA 92235
skype: 760-459-4941
email: alex-at-alexdanson-dot-com


Classical = Modern = Experimental...??
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Random Music

electronic music, 2009

recorded at home in the livingroom

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Title Score Audio Performers - Max/MSP screenshots

recorded at home in the livingroom


The Weird Wired Sax (2008)
for saxophone, MIDI gloves and live electronics

recorded live at the University of Redlands, California, by Brent Levine (saxophone)

Brent Levine thm


Scattered Solos (2008)
for soprano sax, french horn (in F), organ and cello


recorded live at the University of Redlands, California, by Brian Hollett (horn,) Brent Levine (soprano sax), Claire Caruso (organ), Danel Mulikin (cello)

s solos thm 

Study for the Lower Register (2007)
for piano solo


recorded live at the University of Redlands, California, by Kentaro Kameyama


The Jonah Project (2007)
for laptop performer with pre-recorded tracks


simultaneous performance by Alex Danson (using piano samples) and Mario Godoy (using sax samples)

 jonah thm

Dishwasher Installation in Three Easy Steps (2007)
for 5 performers and conductor


recorded at the University of Redlands, California, by members of the Redlands Composer's Ensemble

Dishwasher thm 

String Quartet no. 3 (2007)


recorded on 7/22/2010 at Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, by Micah Walter (v1), Gabriel Bala (v2), Dana Ciolanescu (v-la) and Samuel Walter (vcl)

strQ3 thm

Piece for Piano (1985)



String Quartet no. 2 (1984)        
Alex is a classically trained pianist and composer, with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano and Composition from the “C. Porumberscu” music conservatory in Bucharest, Romania (in 1982), and a Masters degree in Music Composition from University of Redlands, California (in 2008)
Born in Bucharest, Romania, he began playing piano at age 7. While a student at the Conservatory, he started tutoring and giving piano lessons. Besides his formal classical training, Alex also began to be interested in Jazz and popular music.
In 1986 he relocated to Sweden and toured Europe with such groups as the Platters. He later taught piano and music at the Falkoping’s Music School.Alex moved to California in 1998 and set up a Music and Video studio, working on projects for Christian Chalifour, The Coyotes, Randy Riggs, Robert Kunkel, Dewey Terry (music), Champion Bearing, Coachella Valley Symphony Orchestra and Desert Adventures (video), to name just a few. He continued working as a piano and music teacher, as well as freelance pianist throughout the Coachella Valley. Since 2006, he is the music director for the Presbyterian Church in Palm Springs.
Alex is teaching jazz piano at the University of Redlands since 2019
He is a member of the Music Teachers of the Desert (MTOD), local chapter for California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) and  Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), since 2005

Alex Danson

"Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night." —A. J. McLean

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