other bits & bobs

Everything else that doesn’t quite fit in elsewhere…

I’ve been a Composer Mentor for The Ivors since 2020

In 2018, Flood: To The Sea (BBC2/Slung Low, 2017) won the RTS Yorkshire Award for Production Excellence.

I sat on panels for events by PRS (How To Place Your Music In Film & TV) and Site Gallery Sheffield (Soundscapes for Theatre).

I sat on the 2017 BASCA Ivor Novello Award Jury for Television, and 2013 BAFTA Craft Award Jury for Original Music.

From 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 written exclusive tracks for Adelphoi, Melodie, and Synctracks..

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 was the Composer-in-Residence: Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2009. For the award ceremony that year, 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.