Alex South studied science and philosophy at the Universities of Cambridge and Glasgow, and received his musical training at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Alex now focuses on contemporary and improvised chamber music: he performs regularly with pianist Oliver Rundell, is a founder member of the Scottish Clarinet Quartet, plays with Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and belongs to the avant-garde folk group The One Ensemble which forms part of the Scottish government’s Made in Scotland Showcase. In 2015-16 The One Ensemble and Scottish Dance Theatre toured the UK, Mexico and Brazil with their collaboration Miann.
As a freelancer, Alex has been involved with numerous other music groups, performing in Scotland (Celtic Connections, Counterflows, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sound, Tectonics, West End Festival), the rest of the UK, and abroad. He also works regularly with Collective Endeavours, a Glasgow-based group exploring improvised music and dance, performing recently in Govanhill Baths and SWG3 as part of Dance International Glasgow.