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Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage Nominated for a Music and Sound Award

Delighted to hear that my score for Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage has been nominated for a Music and Sound Award in the Best Original Composition in a Television Programme category. Winners will be announced on the 16th July 2019, via the Twitter feed, website and industry press.

 

Strokes of Genius
Entrant + Composer: Jeremy Turner

 

Pagan Peak
Entrant: Bleeding Fingers Music
Composer: Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music

 

Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage – Episode 1 – Death
Entrant + Composer: Alexander Parsons

 

The Simpsons: “Treehouse of Horror XXIX”
Entrant: Bleeding Fingers Music
Composer: Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music

 

The Jazz Ambassadors
Entrant + Composer: Michael J. McEvoy at Rezzonator Music

 

Mrs Wilson
Entrant + Composer: Anne Nikitin

Music tells ‘great stories’: Interview with Resolution Magazine

Earlier this month, I spoke with David Davies, from Resolution Magazine about my work in factual television, my influences as a composer and about our artistic intentions as part of the Miro Shot collective.

Read the article in full here.

Stacey Dooley: The Young and Homeless Airs 13th November

Stacey Dooley: The Young and Homeless

Delighted to have been asked by the BAFTA-winning True Vision to compose a score for Stacey Dooley: The Young and Homeless, which airs on BBC 1 on November 13th at 10.45pm. In the film, Stacey uncovers stories from the UK’s homeless teenagers. The film sensitively shares the thoughts and concerns of some of society’s most vulnerable young people.

Last year in the UK over 100,000 young people presented themselves as homeless – but the real number is much higher, as thousands of teens go under the radar by sofa surfing or staying with friends.

BBC One – Tuesday 13th October at 22:45

Producer/Director: Katie Rice
Producer: Amy Richardson
Editor/Colourist/Dubbing Mixer: Paddy Garrick
Executive Producer: Brian Woods

Speaking at We Are Robots 2018 @ 93 Feet East

I have been invited to join a panel of speakers at this year’s We Are Robots festival at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane in London. It will be a pleasure to share a stage with futurist and author Amelia Kallman, cellist and composer Abi Wade and 360 sound artist and producer Daniel Potter AKA Warsnare

We will be discussing ‘Technologies in Music: How far have we come and where do we go next?’

Hosted and curated by Matthew Dempsey and the Audio Engineering Society

Venue: 93 Feet East

Date: 11th October 2018

Time: 6.30pm GMT

The panel is being filmed and will available to watch online following the event.

999: On The Frontline – Series 2

On Sunday 23rd September, 999: On the Front Line returns for a second series of ten episodes following the paramedics of the West Midlands Ambulance Service as they respond to medical emergencies happening simultaneously across the region. It was a pleasure to have composed a selection of music for the series.

Caring for a population of over 5.5 million people spread over 5 thousand square miles, they are the country’s fastest responding ambulance service. Embedded with 9 different ambulance crews spread across three emergency hubs we capture simultaneously every minute of their 12 hour shifts to provide a unique snapshot of life on the front line. Told with a mix of high energy actuality shot on fixed rig, bodycam, roving film crews, and retrospective master interviews, each episode shows the variety of cases the service attends often within the same hour.

During one of the worst winters we have seen, this series we follow the crews as they battle through the snow and react to the highest amount of calls the service has ever dealt with.