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3rd May 2018 - No Comments!

Laurent Dury – Cinematic Elegance

In December I was thrilled to orchestrate and conduct this album of lovely music by composer Laurent Dury. It was a pleasure to work with Laurent and record the music with some of the best musicians in the world at Abbey Road Studio 2. A huge thanks to Cavendish Music and Laurent for having me involved.

The music is available to listen at Cavendish Music

Laurent Dury

3rd May 2018 - No Comments!

Cinephonic & Vintage Latin Brass

Tracks that I recorded with Cavendish Music at Air Lyndhurst Studios are now available for licence and listening.

There were two albums that I contributed to. One was Vintage Latin Brass with a big band and the other was Cinephonic Brass with a symphonic brass ensemble. We later recorded strings for this album in Budapest via satellite. It was a terrific day of recording with the wonderful Jake Jackson on the desk and you can hear some of the results below, mixed by the talented Taz Mattar at Cavendish music.

8th February 2018 - No Comments!

Un Traductor – at Sundance Film Festival

It was a pleasure to be involved in Bill Laurance's lovely score to Un Traductor, a fascinating and true story. A Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment.

I orchestrated the music for the live string and guitar players, with the marvellous Fi Cruickshank recording and mixing the music. The film was screened at Sundance under the category 'best foreign film'.

20th May 2017 - No Comments!

Child Soldier

I recently scored Charlie Crane's Child Soldier. A short film based on the true story of one boy's experience in the Angolan civil war. It's beautifully shot, and a moving and important subject. Both the director and I were keen for the music to support, rather than dominate the film and we spent a while experimenting with different colours. We settled on the sound of the viola to carry the voice of the film which John Garner performed very sensitively.

5th June 2017 - No Comments!

Brass Recording at Air Lyndhurst

Wednesday was a day of great fun this week. A whole day spent recording brass for Cavendish Music. I'd written some Big Band music for the morning and enjoyed conducting the symphonic (huge) brass section for more pieces I'd written in the afternoon. Was a good opportunity to dust off the baton (see picture below)!

Air Lyndhurst Hall a wonderful studio to work in, with a terrific acoustic. This with the marvellous Jake Jackson recording, some of the best brass players in the world, and having some friends present made for a very good day. I can't wait to hear the recordings in their glory!  Thanks to Arun, Taz, Jake, Nick, Chris, Amy and all the musicians for such a wonderful day

Cinematic brass recording at Air Lyndhurst Hall today! Sounds huge! #Brass

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20th December 2016 - No Comments!

The House of Christmas – EP released

A 4 track EP of new christmas carols is now released on Air Edel Records. Recorded with a virtuoso quartet of singers and a pianist and recorded and mixed by Abbey Road engineer Jonathan Allen. The EP is now available across a number of digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify! This was a wonderful day of recording and I'm so pleased to share the results of it. A huge thank you to all involved! Hope you enjoy, best served with sherry & a mince pie!

10th November 2016 - No Comments!

intu Christmas Ad 2016

I was thrilled to compose the music for the newly released intu Christmas ad campaign 'Your Kind of Shopping'. Beautifully hand crafted puppets, with real character and charm are brought to life by the talented Joe Mann from Blinkink. Performed with pro puppeteers from the Warhorse stage production

The music uses a small ensemble, featuring 'cello performed by Lily Thornton.

Here is the full advert and below the 'making of documentary' that I was also happy to the music for.