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 polytextural, orchestral cinematic, hybrid-synth, trailerization, and vocalise sonic spaces. After obtaining her Master of Music in Composition, Alex entered the world of Film/TV/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 and winner at the 20th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards for "Best Original Song," she has worked with ensembles like the Penderecki String Quartet, BU Jazz Chamber Ensemble, Concreamus Choir, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and had works heard across multiple platforms such as Fortnite, SXSW, Disney+, TIFF, Billboard, Blumhouse Productions, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Freeform, HBO, MTV and PBS. Alex was accepted into the 2023 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive, under the guidance of esteemed composer/conductor William Ross, where she will compose, conduct and record an original orchestral work with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at Warner Bros Studios. Most recently, she 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," (contributing additional melodic and lyrical 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 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
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 and commercials, such as music for American Horror Story's Season 10 "Double Feature" trailer, theme song "Déjà Vu" for Playstation's 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 film score work like her additional music for Stephanie Economou (Jupiter’s Legacy) 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 ballot, 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 released a custom sample pack with Splice, is a strong standing member of the Alliance for Women in Film/Television, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science, Screen Composers Guild of Canada, friend of the Guild of Music Supervisors, a Gold Member with the Society of Lyricists and Composers, and Voting Member with the World Soundtrack Academy. 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 TIFF, WUP (Chicago, IL “Female Composers” Panel), CANPUB, and a producer for BYXXINC; the first ever all-female producer sync camp in L.A., Alex is an alum composer in residence with the Canadian Film Centre, “The Slaight Family Music Lab”, chaired by Marc Jordan and Lesley Barber. Most recently, she released the Sondheim Series under her artist project, FJØRA; 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.