Author: alexparsons

American High School US premier,
on National Geographic

I’m delighted that American High School will receive its premier in the USA on National Geographic, on Tuesday 9PM ET.

The series will play over four weeks, as four 1-hour length episodes.

 

 

Stream the soundtrack in full here

 

Filmed, Produced and Directed: Marcus Plowright
Exec Producers: Neil Crombie and Joe Evans
Composer: Alexander Parsons

999: On the Frontline begins on More 4 this week

Proud to have composed a score for 999: On The Frontline, which begins on More 4 this Wednesday 13th September. The ten-part series follows multiple crews from the West Midlands Ambulance Service and shows the range of cases paramedics attend to, in real time. A truly extraordinary series lead by Claire Simpson and Charlie Bunce, for Curve Media.

Series Producer: Claire Simpson
Production Company: Curve Media
Composer: Alexander Parsons

TX Date: Every week, starting Wednesday 13th September at 9pm, More 4

Also featured on Gogglebox on Friday 15th September.

Somerset House Residency: Summer 2017

On Sunday 23rd July, I had the privilege of spending a day in residency at Somerset House, exploring the relationship between music and scent alongside Edition Perfume founder Timothy Han and fellow composer Roman Rappak. On the day, we composed and performed musical reactions based on scents mixed by Timothy, in the Givodan-sponsored Perfume Lab, in front of a live audience. Read a full breakdown of the performance here.

 

 

The combination of music and scent forms part of our collective work with Miro Shot – a project which aims to fuse live VR together with live music and sensory feedback to create an immersive reality concert which is experienced as part interactive music video and part live concert.

The Perfume Exhibition runs at Somerset House until the 31st August 2017.

Miro Shot on BBC News

Following our three day residency at the Institute of Modern Art in Amsterdam, the BBC have published an article, featuring a dissection of the experience and discussing how ‘virtual reality may change your life’. Many thanks to Vincent Dowd for coming to the show and writing the piece.

 

A second collaboration with Junction 2 Festival, London

It was a pleasure to be invited back to Junction 2 Festival this year. London’s most exciting techno festival situated in the shadow of the M4 returned for it’s second year, curated by good friends LWE, in collaboration with Drumcode, The Hydra and Into the Woods.

I spent the day recording sounds in and around the festival, which I’ll be building into a soundtrack to the after show video later this year. Watch last year’s below, in the meantime.

 

Shot, edited and directed by Josh Cohen, Jokoh Visual

Photo Credit: ShotAway