Monday, April 25, 2016

Ai Weiwei

My company Stylophonic Music have been working with talented sound designer Pendle Poucher to create music and sound design for a new 360° online video installation created by Animal, Vegetable, Mineral for The Royal Academy London, based on the recent exhibition of work by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/ai-weiwei-360

Friday, April 22, 2016

Writer's Retreat

I've recently completed work on a new horror thriller film, Writer's Retreat produced by Moli Films. I wrote a haunting murder ballad for the opening of the film sung beautifully by a wonderful singer called Eliza Skelton and the score for the film is a mix of semi improvised psychedelic folk and twisted electronics and sound design. The score was recorded at Yellow Fish studios in Lewes by Ian Caple who's lengthy credits include production for Tricky, Kate Bush, Ryan Adams, Neneh Cherry, Echo & The Bunnymen, Simple Minds, My Bloody Valentine, The Sugarcubes, Suede, David Bridie, A-Ha, Adam & The Ants, Cabaret Voltaire and Shriekback.

Dance Camp

Dance Camp is the first US feature film by my long term collaborators, directors Bet and Bertie, since their recent move to Los Angeles. The film features lots of licensed music and I worked on the underscore based around 80's drum machines, vocoders, edgy guitars and synths which we recorded here in the UK.

Little People

I've just finished work on a new 52 part US animation series called Little People. I wrote and recorded 31 songs for the show and underscored 39 episodes. Beautifully animated by DHX media, some great scripts and performances, the show is a lot of fun and it will be available worldwide shortly. It was produced by Hit Entertainment.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins

I was commissioned by the BBC to score this extraordinary feature doc directed by Chris Riley. The film has since been nominated for BAFTA, RTS and Grierson awards.

Night Of The Fight

I've completed work on this gritty feature doc for Adhoc films. The score is a mixture of distorted and mumbled songs and lo-fi guitar and electronic instrumentals.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Death Of A Gentleman

Work on this feature doc has allowed me in insight into just how long a project of this nature can take. In essence the film makers spent years filming and refining until they'd actually found the film they wanted to make. I came on board in the first year and produced a score for their film working with a long time collaborator, Brian Eno and Sinéad O'Connor guitarist Graham Kearns and featuring Eno/Shriekback/Tom Waits percussionist Martyn Barker. I then went off to work on new projects as the producers continued to film for another two years! The final film features three of my original pieces in the score and has recently won the 2016 Sports Journalists Award for best feature documentary.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Skirt

Skirt, a film I scored for director Amanda Boyle and Academy Films, won best fashion film last night at the 2012 Vimeo awards in New York.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Worm

Recently finished mixing the score to Worm a new film by Bert and Bertie at De Lane Lee in London. A strange and brilliant film as you might expect from the Berties. The theme I wrote for the film swings wildly from Ennio Morricone to New Orleans funeral music with a splash of electronics thrown in for good measure and you can hear it here http://snd.sc/woK0O7

The Four Year Plan

The Four Year Plan is an award winning hour and a half long feature documentary directed by Mat Hodgson for Adhoc Films that I scored earlier this year, which is being broadcast here in the UK Sunday March the 4th, on BBC2 and BBC HD at 11.15pm.

RCVR


RCVR is a six part US Sci-Fi series directed by David van Eyssen which I scored at the end of 2011. Over six million views so far and it won the drama category of the IAWTV awards in Las Vegas in January 2012. I'm very pleased with the score which combines ondes Martenot, crystal baschet and glass armonica with live strings, pianos, choir and electronics. You can see a short clip from episode one here where there is also a link to the full series https://vimeo.com/35625367

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

News Oct 2010




Have been terribly lax in updating this - again! Been pretty busy since the last post and briefly this is what I've been up to. I scored a US pilot for a new Sci-Fi series called RCVR (Receiver) directed by David van Eyssen which turned out really well. Musically there are all kinds of cool influences in there but think Bowie's Low period plus a bit of Eno and Fripp and you'll be on the right track. The show is initially set in the 70's so that style of music is what I like to think would have been listening to then! I'll post some clips on the site soon. Other than that I've been doing a fair bit of advertisng work and have just finished big Bond-like titles/credits music for a new BBC factual show called Wonderstuff which will be shown later this year. I'm also working on the second series of a BBC children's show called Kerwhizz and writing tracks for a songs based album project which is going well. Oh and mustn't forget a documentary I scored recently for horror director Jake West called VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE. It's a great film so do try to check it out if you can.