Author: alexparsons

Composing with Folktek Mescaline

Having always incorporated unusual electronics into my work as a composer, it was a delight to receive Mescaline, the crowdfunded modular synthesiser designed in three parts, by Folktek.

The three boards are fastened to a metal stand and jump leads are used to create circuits, which result in different melodic and rhythmic patterns. I filmed my first experiment with this unusual machine.

Photo Credit Folktek

Big Ben: Saving the World’s Greatest Clock

It was a pleasure scoring this feature-length film, which gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to recently silenced Big Ben, as it enters the first stage of a multi-million pound restoration project.

Broadcast date: 12th November at 9pm, Channel 4

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Producer/Director: Jenny Dames
Editor: Eddie Haselden
Composer: Alexander Parsons
Production Company: ITN

 

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.