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The 50th Anniversary of Harold and Esmeralda

November 4, 2014

I am excited to announce my next film project ‘The 50th Anniversary of Harold and Esmeralda’, which is a powerful psychological thriller about the onset of Alzheimer’s and how it can alter the brain and relationships, whilst dark stories from the past unfold. This is a Crowded Pictures production, directed, written and produced by Guido Lippe. 

International Chef Exchange

June 19, 2014

I am delighted to be working for the new Brighton based TV company and station, Latest TV, who will be broadcasting 24/7 on Channel 8 from Autumn 2014. I have composed the music for their reality series ‘International Chef Exchange’ which focuses on chefs from the UK and the Netherlands who swap kitchens and showcase their skills and the cuisine from their home regions.  The series is produced by Andrew Kay and will be available for International syndication. Keep an eye out for it on your screen on Channel 8 very soon!

Did Not Finish

June 19, 2014

I have had the pleasure of working for theatre company, Theatre Akimbo, on a play that was part of their Scripted 4 competition which opened the Wonder of Words Festival in Sussex. The play is ‘Did Not Finish’ by James Whitey and is about 3 people who are all on the brink of suicide, but come to realise in the end what they have to live for. The play was staged on Sunday 15th June at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing, West Sussex. The composition process for this was an inspiring experience, and I look forward to many more collaborations with Artistic Director Glenda Harkess and Theatre Akimbo!

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.