Very pleased to have learned that my score for Mhairi Calvey‘s short film Gaslight has been nominated for 12 awards including Best Original Score by the Idyllwild International Festival 2021 in California, US
…especially since Roger Taylor is on the Grand Jury!
I was tasked by Rob Lewis to arrange Paul Mealor‘s fantastic ‘Wherever You Are’ which was originally written for the Military Wives Choir. As a bonus, we also decided to arrange Howard Blake’s ‘Walking in the Air’. Taking a more chamber approach (lockdown!) I scored both for similar forces: piano, harp, strings, brass along with various percussion.
Both are sung by the fabulous Cai Thomas and will be released on the Rubicon Classics Label on 5th December 2020.
Recorded during lockdown, we asked Pete Whitfield and the Up North Session Orchestra to record the strings, with Amy Turk on harp, and Graeme Flowers on trumpets and flugel. Julien Brocal and Rob Lewis on piano and piano/choir duties respectively. The fabulous choir St Thomas-on-The Bourne in Farnham where Cai originally learned to sing also join for the Mealor.
Sneak Preview here
September thankfully will be a busy month with arranging a wonderful track by Paul Mealor for the soprano Cai Thomas. along with some strings for Tom Caruana’s as yet untitled project with the fabulous Son of Sam . Work also will continue on orchestrating a new musical theatre piece for Matt Harvey . A short film shoots in November – a dark comedy penned by the talented young director Jamie Maule-ffinch
Short film I contributed music for – release today!
Tasked with writing a cinema ident that had the aim of driving short term competition entries with brand awareness, the Lidl cinema advertising campaign I was involved (there Frozen 2 tie-in) was awarded the Grand Prix at the Digital Cinema Media Awards in 2019.
The brief was to recreate a magical Disney atmosphere that would have wide melodic appeal. Gad it seemed to work as Lidl’s competition entries far exceeded expectations and the campaign delivered beyond pre-release targets. Go to the Music page for more info
7th November at the Royal Festival Hall