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Old Sperm Whale drawing

The White Whale is up and running. It’s sold out and the waiting list has been closed. Some people are resorting to turning up on the night just in case there are audience member no-shows (I’m not suggesting this as a viable course of action, but I understand that needs must etc.).

If you have a ticket and are yet to see the play, I heartily recommend waiting ’til you have before you check out these images: there are photos from behind the scenes taken by James Phillips here; and very spoilery pics from the dress rehearsal here.

For anyone of an animal-friendly persuasion, doesn’t know the story of Moby Dick well and is cautious of supporting anything vaguely whaling-related, I’m really quite pleased to say you won’t be disappointed. I’m not giving anything away by saying that, as metaphor for all-consuming obsession, the eponymous White Whale has his revenge and those pesky humans get their come-uppance. Needless to say, I quite enjoyed working on this show.

What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 3

18 August 2014 Theatre

I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining. 

In my last two posts I talked about priming the subconscious to do the heavy lifting when it comes to idea generation, … Read the rest

What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 2

16 August 2014 Theatre

I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining. 

How to paperlessly mark up a script

In my last post I talked about priming the subconscious to do the heavy lifting when Read the rest

What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 1

14 August 2014 Theatre
Give the subconscious as much time as possible to do the idea-generating heavy lifting. Some time is good. More is better.

Women, Money, Success and The Bechdel Test

21 April 2014 Miscellaneous

The year is flying by. April is speeding to a close as I finish up the bulk of the music on a very cool project for the V&A Museum down in London. More about this challenging experience in later posts nearer the time the exhibition will open…

I’m starting work on a new feature film in May. Again, more about … Read the rest

Meandering Thoughts on the Ego

27 February 2014 Miscellaneous

Time is flying by, and we’re already nearing March of a year that feels like it only began a week ago. I’ve been working on Red Star’s latest animation this month, in a very different music style to my normal orchestral/sound-designy schtick! ‘Tis alway nice to have a challenge.

Next month brings with it more new and lovely challenges: preparatory … Read the rest

New Album Release: Blood + Chocolate

24 January 2014 Theatre

The soundtrack album of music from Blood+Chocolate is now officially released.

It’s available on iTunesGoogle Play and Spotify et al…

Post-show thoughts and links to reviews of the show

More post-show thoughts and lovely pictures

The official site (Pilot Theatre)Read the rest

Happy New Year 2014!

20 January 2014 Miscellaneous

… that is, if it’s not too late for that sort of thing.

2014 has been lovely so far. I’ve practically become a hermit. The short days and chilly weather don’t encourage venturing out and about so I’m embracing the introversion, staying cloistered and writing library music ’til the end of the month.

The tail end of 2013 saw a … Read the rest

Looking back on 2013

6 December 2013 Miscellaneous
I've just finished on my final freelance project of the year; a perfect opportunity for reflection.

War, Hell, Blood and Chocolate

20 November 2013 Theatre
So here goes: when I first heard about the show Blood + Chocolate, I didn't want to do it. Now, this isn't a new phenomenon for me. It's just the lizard brain going into overdrive protective mode whenever I'm presented with a project that I can't quite wrap my head around. I just ignore the feeling and accumulate more facts and ideas from the people who know more of them, and eventually, I come around and start looking forward to it.

Blood And Chocolate And Beyond

18 October 2013 Theatre
As usual, it's all been a bit of a whirlwind of late. Seems like longer than three weeks ago that we had this sunny Sunday morning choir rehearsal for Blood+Chocolate, out on site.