My new double album, SIDE ROAD, is currently available for purchase on Bandcamp. Electronic chamber music for antique upright piano, Minimoog Model D and TR808 drum machine, SIDE ROAD is an exploration of long angular themes, random patterns and haunting classical lyricism. It is inspired by ancient cities, desolate landscapes and the road less travelled. Read about it and listen here.
I was commissioned by the BBC to compose the soundtrack for the new series of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius. The original series was broadcast in the 70’s and gained cult status. This new critically acclaimed production stars Derek Jacobi, Tim Mckinnerny and Tom Goodman-Hill and won the Audie Award.
It was a huge honour to be appointed Composer-In-Residence to the BBC in London. I composed the music to 36 productions and was lucky enough to be the recipient of several UK industry awards for my work. Highlights include I, Claudius, Peter Pan In Scarlet, The Birds, Where The Wild Things Are, Richard III, Troilus & Cressida, Witness: The Gospel According to Luke, The City Speaks & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The latest and greatest Fireman Sam film stars John Barrowman and premiered globally on October 22nd 2018. Head to KIDS SOUNDTRACKS to hear samples of the soundtrack.
Soon to be released single from the album, Side Road, Countenance is inspired by the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges. Moog Model D, sequenced Moog Sub 37, Analogue Drum machine, Acoustic Upright Piano. Click here to learn more.
The latest addition to the studio is the Minimoog Model D, a limited edition reissue of the classic 1970s analogue synthesiser. The sound is so distinctive and beautiful…and this was the last one available in Australia.
Silver Domes is the first track to be released from my forthcoming electronic instrumental album, Side Road. It’s a post apocalyptic analogue synth anthem and features upright piano, Arp Odyssey on lead, Moog Model D on sequenced bass and Sequential Prophet 6 on pads. I have been exploring long angular melodies, random chord sequences, Arpeggiators, polyrhythms, arrhythmia and unusual musical forms. Click here to learn more.
This is a track from my forth-coming album, Side Road. It was inspired by the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges. Instrumentation includes Moog Model D on lead, Mellotron on flutes, Moog Sub 37 on bass and Sequential Prophet 6 on pads. I’m interested in Polyrhythms, random, long melodic phrases and the unexpected. Click here to learn more.
This year is my 11th year working for HiT Entertainment/Mattel. It has been a real honour and privilege to be a core creative on one of their most successful children’s properties.
To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday the BBC broadcast the classic 2004 production of Richard III starring Douglas Henshall and Geraldine James. I composed the soundtrack which features gamelan, 24 inch gong, dragon drum, shakers and extended playing techniques on the violin and cello.