other bits & bobs

Everything else that doesn’t quite fit in elsewhere…

I sat on the 2013 BAFTA Craft Award Jury for Original Music.

Since early 2009, I’ve been a regular contributor to PremiumBeat, an online production music library based in Canada, which licenses music to projects all around the world. When I’m not on a commissioned project you’ll usually find me writing music for these guys. I’ve also been commissioned to write a jingle or two for Adelphoi’s production music library.

On the strength of my score to Helium (Barbican/Slung Low 2008) I was invited to join Punchdrunk Theatre Company for a two-week residence at the Sundance Theatre Lab 2008 at White Oak Plantation in Florida.

I am the Composer-in-Residence: Arthur C. Clarke Award since 2009. For the 2009 award, I wrote and produced 3 pieces that reflected the spirit of quotations from the great man himself, and a longer piece that incorporated all of these themes that was played at the award ceremony.

I’ve been a member of the contemporary theatre collective Slung Low since 2004. We produce site-specific and installation theatre. It’s usually epic and the music scores are always cinematic! It’s as if the audience is in a ‘live’ film a lot of the time…

I was Sound Mentor for both:

Global Stories 2007
Helping two teams of young people to create two short films, from script creation to screen, in only 8 days. I joined them for production and post-production, helping them to record the best sound on the shoot, through to mixing, a little bit of foley and atmos cleanup and scoring a few last minute piano moments to help the story along.

Screen Yorkshire Caught Short: Focus 2004 and 2005
Similar in style to Global Stories, this was epic in proportion. 10 short films were created from signed-off script to screen in 5 days.

I’ve given talks to university and school students about film music, sound design and the career of a composer, and helped GCSE and A Level students with their music compositions.