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Running a 66 piece orchestral session with StaffPad…

I recently had a 66 piece orchestral session and decided to produce all scores and parts with StaffPad alone. This is stretching the pu...

Friday, December 21, 2007

New tricks

I am currently learning Sibelius 5. I really wanted to get to grips with some notation software because it was getting very inconvenient writing parts and as I am planning some orchestral recordings next year, I really wanted to concentrate on writing the music iself, rather than copying parts or waiting for copyists.

Sibelius is a really nice program and even plays back the music interpreting the text and musical marks as it plays through. Seems a bit like cheating to me :-) and I'm going to miss taking a break to sharpen my pencil, but it produces very readable music in very quick time.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Trinny And Susannah Undress The Nation

Trinny & Susannah Undress The Nation is currently showing on ITV1 at 8pm. I wrote the big orchestral and choral theme.

HERE is a nice page about Octopus Volcano which is airing around the world now.

Xmas comes early

I was asked by CRo (Cesk√Ĺ Rozhlas, Czech Radio) to produce an Xmas jingle for their station in Pardubice. So, the studio was filled with sleigh bells for the day...Very nice!!! Must do my Xmas shopping though!!!

Here are new updated links to the Czech radio stations which I wrote music for...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Latest news!!!

I've just finished 5.1 tracklaying for The Lost People Of Palau, a Parthenon Entertainments production for National Geographic.

I'm now getting into Ethiopian music for the BBC1 programme I mentioned in the last post and I'm also working on a short film about an annoying robot!!!

A couple of weeks ago, I met Artful's sub-publishers and some composers in Copenhagen and Prague. It was a very enjoyable but short round trip.

We'll be travelling to Cannes next January for MIDEM...Looking forward to it very much!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Signs Of Life and other stuff!!!

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Signs Of Life is now online and live...All music by...Me!!!

Also just finished Engineering Egypt and begun work on Hell On Earth for BBC1...More news soon.

I'll shortly be leaving for a quick tour of Copenhagen and Prague to visit sub-publishers and meet composers.

Friday, July 27, 2007

New The Essence CD

Chillville have just released an EP of 5 new The Essence tracks. Some of these tracks have been included in chillout CD compilations, but this is their first proper release.

Available from www.chillvillemusic.com.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Tantra Lounge Vol. 5

Tantra Lounge Volume 5 contains Kasbah by Gaia, which was written by...Me!!!

On sale now!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Trinny & Susannah Undress

Trinny & Susannah Undress returns on ITV1 for a second series using my original theme music. The first show is on Tuesday 5th June at 8pm.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Robbie Coltrane's Incredible Britain

I've just been signed up to write the incidental music to Robbie Coltrane's Incredible Britain. The great man navigates around the UK using only the 'B' (minor) roads and discovers some of the most eccentric and interesting people and events on his way.

Screen caps

Here are a few screen caps of programmes I've worked on in the past...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

...Back to work!!!

Just started on another 100 minute documentary in 5.1 for National Geographic...The subject is Egypt.

I've also just finished music for the Czech radio network (CRo) Night time news, Nightline and Night Concert.

Monday, April 02, 2007

...And relax!!!

Finally at the end of another busy period!!!

I've finished music for a supernatural/horror feature film called Is There Anyone There for Short Features. It's directed by John Evans and is currently in post production.

I also wrote opening music for Eddie Green's short film, Second Class Male which you can see HERE.

...is now showing on National Geographic throughout the world. The music was recorded in 5.1 surround sound and is 100% to picture.

I've also completed music for Octopus Volcano for Parthenon Entertainment. On the edge of the planet's most active volcano rages an ancient battle for survival. The waters surrounding the island of Stromboli teem with a singularly extraordinary animal: the octopus. With an army of remote and underwater cameras exploring the deep seas of the Mediterranean, filmmaker and biologist Natali Tesche uncovers the secrets of how the octopus manage to thrive here.
This is another 5.1 production.

I've been really getting into surround recording. Not only is it great to place sounds behind the viewre and do big circular pans, the quality and power of the bass speaker is fantastic!!!

I've also completed music for First Dance for Isis Productions and there are several compilation CDs featuring music by The Essence and Gaia coming up soon.

I'm currently working on Signs Of Life which is an online interactive drama for the BBC and have a couple of wildlife films and a short film bubbling under over the next few months.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

TX dates

There is a regularly updated list of TV programmes which feature music which I have written HERE.