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Gilead

June 19, 2014

I composed and performed the music for the Brighton Festival Fringe production ‘Gilead’. This was produced by Hux Productions and is an adaptation of the acclaimed Margaret Atwood novel ‘The Handmaiden’s Tale’. On the performance nights I performed on piano the music I’d composed which served as an underscore to the live action. This for me was such an interesting take on the theatre experience, as it was almost like a film or TV programme where the action takes place and the music comes in to enhance the mood, but live. Certainly something I would do again.

And…Action!

September 27, 2013

I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work for film and television composer, Tony Flynn, on composing cues for one of the longest running BBC children’s drama series, M.I. High, produced by Kudos Film &Television. The episode which I have contributed to will air early next year on CBBC and BBC HD. This has been an incredibly exciting project to have worked on, and also a real experience to have worked for one of the most successful composers in children’s television, and I hope this experience will enable me to go on to further television work.

Composing in Abundance!

July 23, 2013

I am very pleased to announce my new collaboration with the emerging dance company Donsya Dance. I will be composing music for their innovative and experimental dance project ‘The Bauer Project Revisited’ which has been commissioned to take to the International Dance Festival ‘Abundance’ in Sweden in September 2013. ‘The Bauer Project Revisited’ is all about archiving different artist’s interpretation of a set of choreographical scores, and how they respond within their discipline towards the choreographers stimuli. Having never composed for dance before, I see this as a very exciting opportunity to explore an entirely new medium, and I very much look forward to seeing the results!

A New Venture

February 14, 2013

The new film and television investment company, Blue Pencil Investments, have selected my composition ‘The Fateful River’ as the soundtrack for their online promotional film.  I am also very excited to announce that I will  be Blue Pencil Investments’ Music Consultant and will be commissioned by the company to compose bespoke soundtracks for productions and/or advise on the musical content. Here’s to a long and fruitful association.

December 2012 – Curtain Up!

I attended the opening night and the closing night of  ‘Breathing Corpses’ on the  13th and 15th December 2012 at the Marlborough Theatre Brighton. The performances themselves were highly atmospheric and effective, and I was very pleased with how my music worked to enhance the narrative and suspense of the play. On the closing night after the performance finished, the cast and crew of the show made a public announcement to thank me for my work and presented me with a gift.  I very much look forward to working with Hux Productions on their next big project.

November 2012 – A Case Of Life And Death

I’m now working with the Brighton based theatre company, Hux Productions, composing the music for their December production of  ‘Breathing Corpses’ by Laura Wade and directed by Tamsin Urquhart. This is a brilliant new dark play, with many twists and turns in the plot.

October 2012 – Music Makes The Film!

Very recently I was given the opportunity to speak on an industry panel and take questions about the use and importance of music in film. The event was hosted by the new production company based at Pinewood Studios, Blue Pencil Media, who were launching their new film and TV fund. Held in the ballroom at Pinewood Studios, the event was highly prestigious with many film and TV professionals attending. During the panel session, a film clip for which I composed two contrasting soundtracks for were played to highlight how exactly the same scene of a film could be given an entirely new feel with different soundtracks. Afterwards I took questions on the process of composing for film. This was followed with drinks and networking, where I caught up with various personal contacts and also made few more new ones!

The day was a complete success.

July 2012

Sian pitches for the music for a TV commercial for Christmas 2012 and Spring 2013.

June 2012

Sian composes original music for a drama awareness-raising film for nationally acclaimed company, Sunny Arts.

May 2012

Sian receives interest from music composer and producer, Mike Moran, to join production music library, The Music Bureau.