Hi! I’m Alex Chao. I’m a composer from Los Angeles, and this is where I write about music.

My interest in classical music centers mostly around the Romantic and Late-Romantic periods, and the music that I write (somewhat boringly) takes its inspiration from 19th-century and early 20th-century styles. I am fascinated by the capacity for music to evoke deeply emotional experiences, and I rely almost solely on emotion to guide the way I compose.