Alex Wurman is an American composer hailing from Chicago. He attended Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois and the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Wurman has written many film scores, including those for Hollywood Homicide, Criminal, Anchorman, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, March of the Penguins, What Doesn't Kill You, The Nines, Hero, and Temple Grandin, The Switch.
Alex Wurman won the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, for his work on Temple Grandin.
Wurman was also a judge for the 10th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.
I'm not writing music that's composed for the penguins, ... I'm writing music for the people watching the penguins and thinking about how they feel. And I'm thinking about how I might feel in that situation.