Wednesday, 27 March 2013

My first blog post and a general catch up.  Cup of tea anyone?

Well, there are a few things to blog about today.  Not long ago I finished work on the HBO documentary The Damnation of Darwin.  It was a lot of fun and I had the chance to work with Antony Thomas again, the directer of For Neda.  I'm not sure when it will be aired but I'll definitely post a blog about it when I know.

Last Thursday was the premiere of Bette Bourne: It Goes With The Shoes at the London LGBT BFI Film Festival (it was also shown on Sunday).  I finished working on it a couple of weeks ago.  Working with Jeremy Jeffs, Mark Ravenhill and David Fairhead was a lot of fun - it's always great to find new people who are great to work with and have the same outlook as you.  It was very different from the usual music I write, more folky/jazzy, scored for autoharp, piano, guitars, ukeleles, accordion,  mandolins, percussion, vocals, string quartet, clarinet and whistling and was performed by myself, my brother Dan, the accordionist Jess Hart and all round musical guru Alex Baranowski.  The film had a great reception and is now going to do the rounds of the film festivals and also has a screening at the V&A and hopefully will get a cinema release and DVD release.  Stay tuned for more details.  Hopefully I'll be releasing a soundtrack album a little later in the year so, again, stay tuned.

I start on the second series of Wizards vs Aliens at the end of this week.  I'm really looking forward to it.  This series has 14 episodes and will take me until September to finish.  Once again my brother Dan will be helping me out with mixing and additional composition.  I've done the first spotting session for episodes one and two and will be spotting episodes three and four at the beginning of April.

And finally, my new studio furniture is arriving TODAY.  I'm so excited.  I commissioned it from Joseph William at the end of last year and they're coming to install it today.  Hopefully it will not only look amazing and make the studio a really nice place to be but it will improve my work flow.  I'll post some pics once it's installed.

Right, I'm off to have that cup of tea.  Now, where are those biscuits?

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