August 4, 2019

Those of you that read this blog will know that updates come sporadically, often months or years apart.
As much as I enjoy writing these small posts, I have to admit that finding the time to do so is often difficult and as such the blog gets neglected. 


Therefore, I ha...

October 1, 2018

Dramatic realisation after dramatic realisation. That's how Alisa described the epic finale  to our series. I knew the music had to be big, brash and full of peril. I also knew that we would have the opportunity to use a real orchestra. We've recorded orchestral parts...

May 25, 2016

Back in 2009, I was first beginning to step into the world of Film Composition. I had scored a number of short, student films and had recently completed my first feature - length score for the film "R.E.lM."

I was approached by director JJ Thompson to score his upcoming...

March 7, 2016

 Today saw the release of Hardware, my first electronic studio album.

 

I've been into electronic music for as long as I can remember, especially interested in its connection to cinema and television. From the experimental sounds that chilled our bones and transported us...

June 5, 2014

My first task of today was to listen to a recording that Steve had made of an Arvo Part composition entitled Spiegel Im Spiegel. Interestingly he’d used an audio to MIDI converter to double one of his violin lines with a synthesizer line. This added an ethereal quality...

June 4, 2014

As I type this opening paragraph, I’m sat on the train on my way to Cambridgeshire where I shall commence work with Steve Bingham.
            Steve is a violinist, conductor, orchestral contractor and recording artist. With such a compliment of roles, I’m confident th...

May 27, 2014

Finally here is my new original score for Metropolis (1927).

Using a mixture of orchestral, electronic and world instruments I have attempted to craft a sound that's ambiguous of era.

May 24, 2014

So during the last week of work on my Metropolis score I decided I needed to take a break.

What did I do during this break? I composed a new 5 minute piece!

April 7, 2014

For a couple of weeks I've been working on a score to a 20 minute, abridged edit of Fritz Lang's 1927 masterpiece "Metropolis".
Compositionally, the score is complete, though there is still some orchestration to be done.
I'm taking a short break over the easter holiday...

March 9, 2014

So, one of my weekly activities is a radio programme about film music (amongst other things).
This week, the topic of conversation was the inimitable John Williams.
You can listen to the podcast version of this show, here: http://www.philtomsmusic.com/?p=1294

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