October 2015 - my Peter Pan show arrives in Doha (Qatar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlpYy47nUB4
September 2015 - tour of Indonesia conducting the German Film Orchestra in live performances of Fritz Lang's 1927 silent movie Metropolis. My first time conducting live to a silent movie. Terrifying, without clicks or any other aids, just a lot of homework learning the score to picture. Old school. Wonderful experience....to be repeated next year in Berlin.
In Belgium to start work on new arrangements for a theatre show of Cinderella, opening in Singapore this December. Great dark re-telling of the story by the talented director Stany Crets, and great songs by Ad Van Dijk.
August 2015 - re-constructing orchestrations of Jerry Goldsmith's seminal score to the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie, for a performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra live to picture for David Byrne's Meltdown Festival on the South Bank. Such an honour to be able to work from Mr Goldsmith's original sketches to reconstruct some of the lost pieces from this score. Truly humbling, and a fantastic performance by the orchestra ably led by Robert Ziegler (without click!).
July 2015 - orchestrating and conducting Clint Mansell's cool and dark score to the movie Man Down, starring Shia LaBeouf
June 2015 - orchestrating and recording Joe Kraemer's exciting score to Mission Impossible 5. A whole month of recording (and 94 cues completed) at Abbey Road and British Grove Studios. Fabulous sounding score from the charming and talented Mr Kraemer, and great to be part of his scoring team, with the great John Finklea as music editor and Casey Stone engineering. Phew.....
May 2015 - Flanders Fields premiere a great success. Very proud of this little theatre project. You can listen to the score by clicking on this link:
Recording my score to Flanders Fields at Galaxy Studios with the Brussels Phil. Lovely recording and mix by Patrick Lemmens.
Orchestrating and conducting cinema trailers for Paul Dinletir at Abbey Road Studios. He does these so well - and it's great to work with such vast forces - 99 piece orchestra and an 80 voice choir. Epic in every way!
April 2015 - composing the incidental music to the play Flanders Fields: Final Destination Poperinge, directed by the hugely talented Indra Siera. This will open next month in a specially constructed theatre space beside the First World War Military Cemetery in Lijssenthoek, literally in a Flanders Field. A very moving experience to work on this project
In Vienna, recording excerpts from Turandot for Mission Impossible 5, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the Musikverein. Doesn't get much better than this!
March 2015 - recording my first solo album "Six Cycles" in Berlin with the German Film Orchestra on the Village Green Label. This has been a labour of love and something I've wanted to do for a long time. Great performances from the orchestra and a wonderful mix by my friend and colleague Geoff Foster.
Orchestrating and conducting Clint Mansell's edgy, cool and beautiful score to Ben Wheatley's astonishing film High Rise. Recorded at Galaxy Studios in Belgium with the Brussels Phil, and Geoff Foster engineering. What a fun week that was!
Arranging and recording the first film trailers for Misssion Impossible 5: Rogue Nation. Joe Kraemer paying homage to Lalo Schifrin's original theme.
Score reading for Ramin Djawadi's sessions of Warcraft. Great score - and a whole lot of Orks!
February 2015 - orchestrating and recording Craig Armstrong's exciting score to the movie Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.
December 2014 - the new theatre version of my Peter Pan show opens in Singapore, at the Sentosa World Resort Theatre.
Conducting sessions for Kazuma Jinnouchi's brilliant new score to the video game Halo 5 at Abbey Road Studios. So nice to work on this franchise again, after all the hard work on the Halo 4 score with Neil Davidge in 2012
November 2014 - orchestrating and conducting Marco Beltrami's score to the Sean Penn movie The Gunman, recorded at Air Studios. Always such a pleasure to work with Marco
Orchestrating and conducting A.R.Rahman's truly epic score to Majid Majidi's movie Mohammad, in Berlin with my friends in the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and German Radio Choir
August 2014 - orchestrating some cues for Ramin Djawadi's cool score to the movie Dracula Untold
Orchestrating some cues for Henry Jackman's score to the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service
July 2014 - arranging orchestral tracks for Goldie, and the amazing concert performance of "Timeless" at the Royal Festival Hall
June 2014 - in New York, orchestrating and conducting AR Rahman's beautiful score to the Dreamworks movie The Hundred Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren. The film is helmed by the charming Swedish director Lasse Hallström, and is a feast for the eyes.
Enjoyable trip to the Edinburgh Film Festival for a lecture to their Composer Lab students. Fascinating to see how 10 different composers scored the same film clip
May 2014 - conducted 2 very successful concerts to full houses at the Sydney Opera House with the brilliant Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Vox Chorus, performing my "Strictly Luhrmann" programme. Wonderful solo performances from Taryn Feibig (soprano), Andrew Jones (baritone) and Ben Dawson (piano). What an incredibe experience, one that I will never forget.
April 2014 - Noah opens No1 at the US box office, and the Patti Smith track I arranged with Clint Mansell and the Kronos Quartet gets UK airplay. http://www.nme.com/news/patti-smith/76118
in Berlin, conducting the final sessions for AR Rahman's score to the Indian movie Kochadaiiyaan. We have now recorded orchestras for this in Bombay, London, Berlin and Los Angeles over 2 years....it's been quite a journey.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyt_V_UZfvI
putting the finishing touches to arrangements for the Baz Luhrmann film music concert I'm conducting next month with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. http://www.sydneysymphony.com/production-pages/2014/concert-season/strictly-luhrmann.aspx
March 2014 - in Dubai for the opening of Peter Pan in the UAE
February 2014 - in Berlin conducting a fascinating project for Christian Steinhauser, Clusters of Light, to premiere next month in a purpose built 5000 seater amphitheatre in Sharjar (UAE)
Conducting sessions for Marius de Vries' score to the movie bipoic Nina
January 2014 - in New York conducting and orchestrating Clint Mansell's fabulous score to Darren Aronofsky's epic retelling of Noah. Great recording orchestra at the Manhattan Center, made up of musicians from the Met and the NY Phil, contracted by the lovely Sandy Park.
Back to Glasgow to conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a programme of AR Rahman's film music, for the Celtic Connections festival. A sold-out audience at the Royal Concert Hall made this a very special evening.
December 2013 - in Glasgow to conduct the wonderful BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a Christmas at the Movies programme
Peter Pan opens it's UK arena tour with a very succcessful premiere at the NIA in Birmingham. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/review-peter-pan---never-6405184
November 2013 - orchestrating Tuomas Kantelinen's beautiful score to the movie Hercules: The Legend Begins, recording in Budapest and London
orchestrating and conducting Clinton Shorter's epic score to the movie Pompeii, starring Keifer Sutherland. Great to record again with my friends in Berlin - The Deutsches Film Orchestra Babelsberg
October 2013 - Peter Pan continues the world tour with shows at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Playing to a total audience of 35000
recording the lovely Stacey Soloman at Air Studios, singing You Raise Me Up as promo for the UK Peter Pan Tour.
amazing trip to Chennai, India, to discuss scoring the movie INA with the exciting young Indian composer Girinandh Vidyashankar
September 2013 - conducting Marco Beltrami's fantastic score to the fantasy adventure movie The 7th Son at Abbey Road Studios with the legendary John Kurlander engineering
conducting the CBSO at Symphony Hall in Birmingham in a tribute to the film music of A.R.Rahman. Fabulous orchestra in one of my favourite concert halls - and with some amazing soloists. Quite an evening
orchestrating Paul Leonard Morgan's brilliant score to the movie Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
In Antwerp and Brussels putting the finishing touches to Peter Pan - revamped extensively for the UK arena tour this Christmas. It's bigger and better than ever.
August 2013 - orchestrating Tim Atack's charming score to the movie The Christmas Candle - recording in Amsterdam. The movie even has a cameo appearance by Susan Boyle!
Orchestrating Lorne Balfe and Alan Myerson's library album Scoregasm 3. Such fantastic writing over a wide variety of styles
July 2013 - lecturing at the BFI for Screened Music Uk, on brass scoring in movies, with Andrew Pearce.
Orchestrating and conducting movie trailer library sessions for Paul Dinletir and Audio Machine. Huge orchestra at Air Studios - including 12 horns - what a sound!
June 2013 - the cast of Peter Pan appear at West End Live in Trafalgar Square - they rocked it!
Lecturing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival to students on the Composer Lab programme. Very inspiring day with such interesting and diverse talents
May 2013 - orchestrating and conducting Lorne Balfe's score to the video game Beyond: Two Souls, with the Chamber Orchestra of London on sparkling form at Air Studios
April 2013 - orchestrating and conducting Marco Beltrami's cool score to the Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z, recorded at British Grove and Abbey Road Studios. Had such fun recording this with Marco's team, including the legends that are John Finklea and John Kurlander
orchestrating Clinton Shorter's atmospheric score to the Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg two hander - 2 Guns. Topped the US box office on it's opening weekend
March 2013 - working with Clint Mansell on string arrangements for the new Editors album - recorded at Air Studios
February 2013 - my Peter Pan arena show moves to Amsterdam - to play shows at the Ziggo Dome. We have a new Tinkerbell for the Dutch audiences - Jennifer Ewbank. Here she is singing You Raise Me Up from the show
January 2013 - orchestrating Craig Armstrong's beautiful score to the amazing new Baz Luhrmann movie The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo di Caprio at Air Studios.
orchestrating and conducting Clint Mansell's cool score to the gritty and brilliant movie Filth, starring James McAvoy in the performance of his career.
writing tracks for my new Village Green album - which will be out later in the year
December 2012 - final stage rehearsals and World Premiere of Peter Pan at Forest National in Brussels. Huge success - very proud of all the team and cast who made this happen. Playing to 100,000 people over the Christmas period. Here's a trailer of the show http://www.peterpan.is/en/index.html
November 2012 - editing my Peter Pan show score at Jean Michel Jarre's studio in Paris, with my FOH engineer Alain Courieux. Analogue heaven - and Jean Michel is such a nice guy too
Signed an album deal with the small independent label Village Green to record some of my more eclectic string-based compositions. Very excited!
October 2012 - conducting Paul Thomson's emotive score to the movie "Half of a Yellow Sun" at Abbey Road Studios
Conducting the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg in Potsdam
September 2012 - conducting epic cinema trailers for Yoav Goren and his Immediate Music label at Abbey Road Studios
First preview try-outs for my Peter Pan show a great success. 30000 people can't be wrong! Show needs some tweaks before the world premiere in December - but we have definitely got the heart of the show correct.
Recording vocals for the Peter Pan cast album at Galaxy Studios in Belgium and mixing the score at ICP Studios Brussels with Geoff Foster
August 2012 - a wonderful evening conducting the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg at the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam in a programme of A.R.Rahman film music
final recordings for Peter Pan at Air Studios and British Grove Studios with London's finest - 155 minutes of music ready to mix.
Cast rehearsals for Peter Pan begin at Forest National in Brussels.
July 2012 - orchestrating Clinton Shorter's lovely score to the French movie Jappeloup. Recorded in Brussels with the Belgian National Orchestra.
June 2012 - recording my first sessions for Peter Pan at Air Studios with Geoff Foster engineering. Magnificent orchestral performances from the Chamber Orchestra of London
orchestrating and recording Clint Mansell's cool and disturbing score to the Nicole Kidman thriller "Stoker" at Air Studios
May 2012 - Peter Pan press conference in Brussels introducing our incredibly talented cast. Here's a short promo of the occasion
conducting sessions for Hans Zimmer's brilliant score to the Dark Knight Rises. Amazing movie!
April 2012 - 2nd round of auditions for Peter Pan - we've found our cast!
orchestrating and conducting epic movie trailer music by Paul Dinletir at Air Studios with a 90-piece orchestra and 80 voice choir.
Assisting recordings for Madagascar 3 at Air Studios. Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe have written a fun, witty score for this.
First round of auditions for Peter Pan in Belgium. The show is shaping up to be an amazing spectacle, and we've found some great on-stage talent.
March 2012 - final Halo 4 recording sessions at Abbey Road and Angel Studios. Neil Davidge has written an amazing score to this iconic video game. Check out the first look trailer here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pXptECKMbP4
Arranging music for Tim Attack's score to the movie The Devil's Dosh
February 2012 - conducting and orchestrating more recording sessions for Neil Davidge's brilliant score to Halo 4, at Abbey Road Studios with the Chamber Orchestra of London.
More recording sessions for Craig Armstrong's beautiful new solo album
January 2012 - orchestrating and conducting A.R.Rahman's score to the Tamil movie Kochadaiyaan at Yas Raj Studios in Mumbai. Amazing experience to record in India for the first time.
Conducting a five city tour of India - Classic Incantations - with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra. My first trip to India, and the tour was a fantastic success. http://www.germany-and-india.com/en/article/432
December 2011 - in Brussels for the press launch of the arena spectacular Peter Pan. I'm music director, arranger and composer for this incredible production that premieres next year. To paraphrase J.M.Barrie.....it's going to be an awfully big adventure......Check out the trailer here http://www.peterpan.is/en/index.html
In Helsinki for the premiere of the Italian Key with Tuomas Kantelinen. Great city, great fun with great friends
Conducting Guillaume Roussel's witty score to the French comedy Les Seigneurs at Air Studios with the London Session Orchestra
November 2011 - orchestrating and conducting recordings for Craig Armstrong's cool new solo album in Berlin with the brilliant Babelsberg Film Orchestra
Recording at Abbey Road Studios with the Chamber Orchestra of London and Neil Davidge
Conducting Christian Henson's fab score for the hilarious Irish movie Grabbers
Conducting sampling sessions for Hans Zimmer at Air Studios - violas this time!
Recording a secret project with A.R.Rahman in Berlin
October 2011 - arrangement of A.R.Rahman's Lux Aeterna for 25th anniversary of Swarovski's music orchestra
Recording in Berlin with A.R.Rahman - idents for Eros Studios India
Conducting LSO at Abbey Road for Apple Corp. library music sessions
September 2011 - arranging and orchestrating a very exciting secret project for Neil Davidge (of Massive Attack fame). All will be revealed next year!
Writing library tracks for Big Screen Music
August 2011 - orchestrating and recording Craig Armstrong's score to the movie In Time. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, this uber cool sci-fi movie starring Justin Timberlake is a must watch and Craig's score is one of his best. Recorded at Air Studios in London with Geoff Foster engineering.
In L.A. again conducting and orchestrating A.R.Rahman's gorgeous score to the Alex Kurtzman directed Dreamworks movie People Like Us. Great sessions at Sony Studios
July 2011 - in L.A. conducting a concert of A.R.Rahman's film music with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Nearly 16000 people packed out the Bowl for a truly special evening. Here's the L.A.Times review:
Conducting Paul Thomson's cool score to the new BBC drama series The Fades at Angel Studios with the English Session Orchestra
Starting orchestrations on A.R.Rahman's lovely score to the Dreamworks movie People Like Us
Conducting Alain Ranval's fun score to the French comedy You Don't Choose Your Family at Air Studios with the Chamber Orchestra of London
Conducting/arranging Clint Mansell's music to a new Sony 3D commercial at Air Studios
More string sampling for Hans Zimmer - 4 cellos can sound very cool you know....
June 2011 - working on game trailer for Mass Effect 3 composed by Clint Mansell. We're doing the full game later in the year - going to be epic!
Orchestrations for Paul Haslinger's cracking score to The Three Musketeers directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Fun few days at Abbey Road working on some new beds for Apple iMovies.
Working on an orchestration for a Craig Armstrong and Chris Botti collaboration
May 2011 - conducting a gig for Craig Armstrong at the Cannes Film Festival. Great combination of a rocking band and tight string section, with singers including David McAlmont and Andrea Corr. Fun week on the Croisette! Here's a short clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V99I_aa7i-k
Preparing arrangements for A.R.Rahman's Hollywood Bowl concert on July 10th
Conducting video game trailers for the very talented Lorne Balfe
Conducting string sampling sessions for Hans Zimmer - this is the hardest gig of the lot!
April 2011 - assisting on recordings for Hans Zimmer's and John Powell's fun score to Kung Fu Panda 2 at Air Studios.
Arranging the new Sony 3D advert for Clint Mansell.
March 2011 - conducting choirs for Hans Zimmer's exciting score to the 4th Pirates movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Very happy to announce that I will be conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on July 10th for a concert of A.R.Rahman's film music and songs. Going to be a great evening. Tickets available at: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/performance-detail.cfm?id=4595
February 2011 - Glad to confirm that my new worldwide agents are Cool Music. Check out their websitehere: http://www.coolmusicltd.com/index.asp
Orchestrating Clint Mansell's heartfelt score to the TV movie United, about the "Busby Babes" and the Munich Air Crash.
Firming up some very exciting live projects for this year and next - but I'm not allowed to mention any of them....yet....
January 2011 - Happy New Year!
Orchestrating the second half of Tuomas Kantelinen's beautiful score to the movie The Italian Key, recordingat Air Studios.
December 2010 - very pleased to see Black Swan, 127 Hours and Inception made the AFI top ten films of the year, and their scores are all doing well in the awards nominations.
Working on a YSL advert for Clint Mansell
Nobel Peace Prize concert a great success: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Iuo2n-MQw&playnext=1&list=PLE84EC2D363A9489B&index=52
November 2010 - interview for Radio 2 for an upcoming A.R.Rahman documentary.
Conducted Jocelyn Pook's beautiful score to the Danish movie The Morning After, at Hear No Evil Studios London.
Preparing orchestral scores for A.R.Rahman's performance at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo next month.
October 2010 - orchestrating and conducting 2 tracks for the new Il Divo album at Air Studios.
Orchestrating and conducting Clint Mansell's super cool action score to the movie Faster starring The Rock.
Enjoyed the Concert for Care film music concert at the Royal Albert Hall with the RPO. Great to see so many British film composers in the same room - and respect to David Arnold and Tommy Pearson for putting it all together.
Privileged to attend the Asian Awards at the Grosvenor House with A.R.Rahman, and congratulations to him for his "achievement in music" award.
Attended the gala screening of 127 Hours at the London Film Festival. Clever film-making from Danny Boyle and fascinating to meet the real-life "hero" of the movie, Aron Ralston.
September 2010 - conducting Christian Henson's subtle and disturbing score to the movie The Devils Double about the vile Uday Hussein and his body guard.
Conducting the Finnish movie Priest of Evil for the talented Panu Aaltio
August 2010 - orchestrating and conducting A.R.Rahman's beautiful score to Danny Boyle's new movie "127 Hours", which will close the London Film Festival.
Orchestrating and conducting A.R.Rahman's amazing score to the epic Indian movie Endhiran (aka Robo) at Air Studios. Incredible film - go see it if you get the chance.
July 2010 - orchestrating and conducting Clint Mansell's score to the new Darren Aronofsky movie "Black Swan"starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. Chosen to open the Venice Film Festival, and a great atmospheric score from Clint - weaving in and out of the Tchaikovsly ballet music.
Additional orchestrations for the movie "Gullivers Travels". Very impressive score from Henry Jackman
June 2010 - writing library tracks for Big Screen Music.
Starting work on arrangements for an exciting childrens opera project written by Martyn Swain
May 2010 - orchestrating The Last Dragon for Australian-based composer Frank Strangio. Cracking adventure score from Frank.
April 2010 - conducting orchestral sessions to the new Christopher Nolan thriller Inception at Air Studios. Fantastic dramatic score from Hans Zimmer to a movie that you've just got to see - simply amazing!
Starting orchestrations on David Torn's score to the movie Bunraku. Great to be working with "the dude" again
A.R. Rahman RFH concert on the 7th was a great success. Fantastic playing from the LPO and guest Indian instrumentalists Naveen Kumar (flute) and Asad Khan (sitar).
Plus wonderful vocal performances from Metro Voices, Alma Ferovic and Michael Rouse.
Add in Gauri Sharma Tripathi's dancers and it was quite an evening.
March 2010 - orchestrating Craig Armstrong's score to Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.Beautiful subtle stuff from Craig, as always. Recorded on the Newman Scoring Stage in L.A. for Fox.
Arranging strings for Badly Drawn Boy's fantastic new album, produced by Stephen Hilton.
Arranging and editing new concert suites of A.R.Rahman's film music for a performance (conducted by me) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in April.
February 2010 - orchestrating Ramin Djawadi's epic score to Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans at Air Studios.
Orchestrating some cues for John Murphy's Kick Ass score.
January 2010 - congratulations to my dear friend Craig Armstrong on the award of his O.B.E. in the New Years Honours List
Orchestrating Tim Atack's seventies inspired score to the Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant comedy "Cemetery Junction",recording at Abbey Road and engineered by Pete Cobbin. Tim does this stuff so bloody well.
Last orchestral session for the big apocalyptic ending episodes of Sprit Warriors at Air Studios, engineered by Geoff Foster. Fantastic performances from the London Studio Orchestra lead by Perry Montague-Mason.
December 2009 - orchestrating Tuomas Kantelinen's gorgeous score to "The Italian Key" at Air Studios
November 2009 - delivered first 6 episodes of Spirit Warriors score. Episode 1 will be screened on CBBC on Friday 22nd January 2010 at 5.45pm. Go to slideshow for a sneak preview of the main title theme - it's the first piece you hear.
October 2009 - recording the signature tune and my score to the first 5 episodes of Spirit Warriors at Air Studios with Geoff Foster engineering. The show is shaping up really well and will be screened on the BBC in January.
In Manchester recording string arrangements for songs to a Caroline Aherne penned TV series "The World's Fattest Man". Music written by Damon Gough - aka Badly Drawn Boy. Damon writes such emotive yet simple songs - I'm a big fan - and we had a great night out as well.....
In Glasgow music supervising the Scottish Royal Variety Performance, directed by the genius that is Andrew Panton.
Orchestrating Randy Edelman's lovely Irish-tinged score to the Amy Adams rom-com "Leap Year" at Air Studios
Couples Retreat and The Invention of Lying (both orchestrated and conducted by me) are released
September 2009 - conducting live strings at the Venice Film Festival for a short film by Shekhar Kapur "Passage" with beautiful music by A.R.Rahman. Got to work with the talented young Indian soprano Kavita Baliga - what an amazing voice!
In Brussels conducting my string arrangements for Ingrid Mank's brilliant debut album. Here's a sneak preview on YouTube
August 2009 - conducting 45 hours of string sampling sessions for Hans Zimmer at Air Studios. I think we've got the marcatos covered now....
Hired as musical supervisor to the first Scottish Royal Variety Performance to be held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in October
Bo and the Spirit World gets a new name - "Spirit Warriors" Writing episodes 3&4
July 2009 - in L.A. orchestrating and conducting A.R.Rahman's score to the Vince Vaughn comedy "Couples Retreat". Lovely score from A.R. showing just how he can write in any genre. Got to record at Sony Studios on the old MGM scoring stage - had a fun week!
June 2009 – arranging/composing music for TV adverts for HSBC and B&Q
Writing episodes 1&2 of Bo and the Spirit World
May 2009 – commissioned to write the score for an exciting new 10 part BBC children’s action drama series, “Bo and the Spirit World”. Created by Jo Ho and produced by Nick Pitt and Jon East, this series, inspired by Yimou Zhang’s “House Of Flying Daggers” and Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, is set in Ancient China and will feature some amazing CGI from Retro Juice Productions. I visited the sets at 3 Mills Studios in the East End of London and they look incredible. The series will feature the cream of British-Chinese acting talent and I’m really excited to be a part of this production.
Orchestrating cues for Adrian Johnston’s score to the Stephen Poliakoff movie “Glorious 39”.
April 2009 – orchestrating and conducting Tim Atack’s score to the new Ricky Gervais movie comedy “The Invention of Lying” for Warner Bros. Tim has written a lovely “light touch” score and the film is very funny - will be out in the autumn. Got to hang out with Ricky too – I’m a fan, so this gig was sweet!
Conducting orchestras and choirs for Clint Mansell’s atmospheric score to the French movie “Farewell” at Air Studios
February 2009 – working on string arrangements for the Belgian singer/songwriter
Ingrid Mank’s debut solo album – beautiful songs.
A.R. wins a Bafta and 2 Oscars – wow!
January 2009 – congratulations to my friend A.R.Rahman on his Golden Globe victory
for his score to “Slumdog Millionaire”
Orchestrating Tuomas Kantelinen’s score to the movie “Limo”
December 2008 – conducting Clint Mansell’s brilliantly dynamic score to the movie “Blood, The Last Vampire”. Recording in Paris at Guillaume Tell Studios – a former cinema and the only studio I’ve ever worked in that has a chandelier in the live room!
October 2008 – arranging and conducting strings for Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’s emotive score to the movie“The Road”- based on the powerful Cormac McCarthy book.
Arranging and conducting strings for Steve Hilton’s score to the horror flick “The Children”
Conducting Martin Rappeneau’s fun-filled score to the French comedy “Safari” at Abbey Road Studios.
September 2008 – writing, recording and mixing guitar and string tracks for a new Killer Tracks library album.Very lucky to secure the brilliant playing skills of guitarist Steve Hackett.
August 2008 – conducting sessions for young Finnish composer Panu Aaltio’s atmospheric score to the movie“Sauna”
Orchestrating and conducting Craig Armstrong’s music for a new Guinness advert.
9am session start in Prague – on my birthday – but the Pivo afterwards was great.
My “4 Musketeers” soundtrack is released by Movie Score Media – available to purchase via www.moviescoremedia.com/musketeers.html or on iTunes. Picking up some nice
reviews – see my Press page for details.
July 2008 - conducting brass sampling sessions for Hans Zimmer at Air Studios – you can never have too many horn samples….
June 2008 - new date set for release of my 4 Musketeers soundtrack - 12th August - available
Cinema releases for The Incredible Hulk and Mongol with orchestrations by you know who
May 2008 - orchestrating Randy Edelman's fantastic score to Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,
recording at Abbey Road Studios with a 91 piece orchestra over 20 sessions.
Conducting orchestral sessions for the new Batman movie The Dark Knight at Air Studios, great score from two of the best composers in Hollywood - James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer
Orchestrating Tuomas Kantelinen's evocative score to Arn II, recording in L.A.
Composing track for new Killer Tracks library CD Sweet Emotions
Ironman tops box offices around the world
April 2008 - in Glasgow and Seattle orchestrating and recording Craig Armstrong's score to the movie "The Incredible Hulk" for Marvel Pictures.
March 2008 - orchestrating and writing tracks for new library music album produced by L.A. based Killer Tracks - "Apocalypse". Recording in Sofia.
Remastering my score to "The 4 Musketeers" for its imminent release by Movie Score Media. Great that this score is finally getting a commercial release (on 22nd April) - available via their website www.moviescoremedia.com. Mikael Carlsson is doing a fantastic job in getting previously unreleased movie scores to a wider audience.
Working on exciting new writing project with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett
February 2008 - working on orchestrations for the Ramin Djawadi score to the Marvel Pictures movie"Ironman", recording at Air Studios.
Conducted Daniel Giorgetti's score to the BBC drama "The Curse of Steptoe".
January 2008 – STOP PRESS - 4 of the films I worked on last year have just received Oscar® nominations: The Assassination of Jesse James, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Mongol and Pirates of the Caribbean 3.
December 2007 - In France working on orchestrations for the Willie Dowling score to the movie “Caught in the Act” – recording in Sofia (Bulgaria) in January.
Elected to the committee of the Musicians Union Music Writers Section.
“Assassination of Jesse James” movie finally released – score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (which I orchestrated and conducted) is getting a lot of deserved critical acclaim.
November 2007 - Orchestrated music for the Randy Edelman score to the Fox rom com “27 Dresses”. Cute film and a lovely score from the hugely talented and irrepressible Mr Edelman. Recorded at Abbey Road with the London Session Orchestra.
Arranged and conducted Jennie Muskett’s score to the BBC drama “Miss Austen Regrets” at Olympic Studios. Really interesting piano-led score from Jennie which manages to be both contemporary and period sounding at the same time.
Conducted string sessions for the Israeli artist Aviv Geffen at Air Studios, produced by Steve Orchard.
Conducted orchestral sessions for the young Finnish composer Panu Aaltio’s first movie score to “The Home of Dark Butterflies”.