I am a London-based composer, working predominantly in film and television. Recent work has included scoring the WHITE BEAR episode of Charlie Brooker's critically acclaimed drama series BLACK MIRROR for Channel 4; co-composing the scores for recent episodes of BBC 1 forensic crime drama SILENT WITNESS with composer Sheridan Tongue; and scoring documentary feature A WORLD NOT OURS, currently achieving great success on the international film festival circuit. Other recent work includes contributing orchestral music (recorded at the legendary Air Studios) to the BBC/Scott Free documentary feature BRITAIN IN A DAY, with composer Martin Phipps, and composing additional music for composer Ruth Barrett for the score for BBC/HBO drama HUNTED. Upcoming projects include a commission for solo cello for the 2013 Prestiegne Festival.
My scores have included Lucy Tcherniak's highly praised short film THE TRUTH ABOUT STANLEY; the Channel 4 documentary MISSING: CLAUDIA LAWRENCE, directed by Billy Dosanjh; Billy's award-winning documentary short A MIRACLE IN WEST BROM; director Tom Green's award-winning shorts KID and BRIXTON 85; Hyebin Lee's award-winning animation CHERRY ON THE CAKE; Aasaf Ainapore's drama short SATISFACTION, starring Michael Parks and experimental low-budget drama feature UNCLE DAVID from performance artist David Hoyle (on which I worked alongside composer and lyricist Richard Thomas). Working with some top film and television composers, including Martin Phipps, Sheridan Tongue, Jocelyn Pook, Ruth Barrett and Max Richter, I have contributed to a range of high profile projects including television dramas such as SILENT WITNESS, WALLANDER and DCI BANKS; documentary series such as the Brian Cox-presented BBC series WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM and WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE; and European drama features ROOM 304 and LA RELIGIEUSE.
I am a music graduate of Cambridge University and the National Film & Television School. My music ranges from entirely acoustic (such as my orchestral work for BRITAIN IN A DAY) to entirely electronic (such as some of my work on SILENT WITNESS), but often occupying the territory in-between combining the human quality of real musicians with the extended textural possibilities of electronics.
In a classical context I was the winner of the 2011 Presteigne Festival Competition For Composers and my winning solo piano composition SEARCHING was performed at the festival in a recital by concert pianist Alissa Firsova. I was also a finalist in the 2002 BBC Young Composer Competition. My compositions have been broadcast on national radio, including on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction.
I have released two albums of original jazz compositions, STILL PICTURE in 2004 and INTERPRETATIONS in 2007, each of which received highly positive praise in the jazz press. The latter was recorded with a seven-piece ensemble made up of some of London's top jazz musicians, including pianist Liam Noble and saxophonist James Allsopp. I am listed in the eighth edition of The Penguin Guide to Jazz and live performances have included venues such as London's 606 Club, Con Cellar Bar and National Portrait Gallery.
As a writer, my publications include an in-depth article entitled "The Harmonic and Rhythmic Language of Herbie Hancock's 1970s Fender Rhodes Solos", for American academic journal Jazz Perspectives (Routledge, 2009). I am currently researching an article on the soundtracks of 1970s American crime films.