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“The Letter” directed by Oscar winning Taika Waititi for Coca Cola Christmas

Very happy to announce that I've composed the score to Taika Waititi's brilliant short film for Coca Cola Christmas. Following a Dad's epic journey across the world to deliver a letter, the score was recorded remotely at the Czech Television Sound Stage last month. Thanks to the brilliant Sean at SIREN Music, the agency Wieden + Kennedy, and an incredible music team including Adam Miller (mixer) and Tom Kelly (orchestration)....

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“A Perfect Enemy” directed by Kiké Maíllo

Very happy to announce earlier this year I've been collaborating with award winning Spanish director Kiké Maíllo for his feature "A Perfect Enemy". Based on the bestselling book by Amélie Northomb, the film premiered at the Sitges International Festival last month and stars Tomasz Kot (Cold War), Marta Nieto and Athena Strates. The score was recorded both in my own studio in London and in Prague.. it took on quite an experimental turn with tape loops and experimental processing with the orchestra which was a joy to create - a release of the soundtrack should be happening in the coming couple......

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7 Portraits of Solitude

Earlier in the year I was contacted by choreographer David Dawson who was creating a collection of seven short dance films, entitled 7 Portraits of Solitude, at a time when so much of the Arts has come to a complete standstill due to the pandemic. He created a beautiful series of films which can be viewed on this link here. The piece used on the 7th film was Immortal Universal, from my score to Nureyev. The dancer is Alice Mariani....

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The Windermere Children up for a Music + Sound Award

Very happy to have been nominated for a Music + Sound Award for Best Original Composition in a Television Programme Score for The Windermere Children. It was such an honour to be part of this film (first shown on BBC Two in the UK, ZDF in Germany and PBS in the US), and I’m incredibly...

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Staged (Music from the TV Series)

Very happy to say that my music from BBC 1 comedy Staged (staring David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Samuel L Jackson, Judy Dench) is now available to stream/download. The series was written, directed and also staring the brilliant Simon Evans and is available to watch in the UK on BBC iPlayer here. The series will be...

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BBC One comedy STAGED coming to screens in June starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen

Very happy to announce I've been composing music for a brilliant new six part comedy called "Staged" staring David Tennant, Michael Sheen (and some special guests yet to be announced). Directed by Simon Evans - Simon and I were due to be opening a theatre production in Chichester just before lockdown - so he wrote this rather wonderful comedy (about a play cancelled by Covid-19) when it was cancelled (all coming together from conception to near completion in just over a month). The score is written for bass clarinet ensemble and Calor Gas bottle (one of my new favourite percussion......

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BBC “Don’t Quit” narrated by Idris Elba

I was honoured to be asked to compose the music for this beautiful 90 second film made by the BBC in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Collaborating completely remotely – the edit, mix, grade and creative process was all done on Zoom meetings (with Idris’ voiceover being recorded on an iPhone). The score was recorded...

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The Windermere Children airs on PBS

The Windermere Children will be broadcast on PBS in America on 5th April (and then available on demand). It was such a pleasure and privilege to write this score last year – for more information visit the PBS site for the film here – https://www.pbs.org/show/windermere-children/ My score is available to stream/download on Sony Classics (click...

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“The Windermere Children” on AIR Studios Playlist

AIR studios have put together a Spotify playlist of some of their favourite tracks recorded there over the years (David Bowie, Thom York, Billie Eilish, Hans Zimmer) and I jumped out of my skin when I saw they’d included one of my tracks from “The Windermere Children” on there called “Thoughts of Home”. Thanks so...

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This Classical Life – guest on BBC Radio 3 with Jess Gillam

Really thrilled to be asked to be on Jess Gillam’s fantastic BBC Radio 3 programme “This Classical Life”. I adore Radio 3 and Jess’ programme is one I love to listen to, so it was especially excited to be a part of this one! We swapped a few of our favourite tracks and talked about music...

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