film | contemporary classical | TV | theatre | electronic
My musical influences are huge, ranging from the cinematic, electronic, orchestral, minimalist, classical, ambient, folk, world, nu-jazz, lo-fi, drone, prog rock, experimental and electroacoustic styles (so, lots!).
Whether I'm working on a film score, a track for TV, a theatre piece or a concert work for live musicians, I love to invent new sounds to evoke emotions in a fresh and contemporary way. I use traditional and exotic instruments, synthesisers, electronics, sound design, field recordings and even everyday objects. I also have a small (and expensive!) obsession with collecting unusual instruments from around the world. Every project is a chance to get into a musical costume and help tell a great story.
I grew up in Liverpool, where music took over when I was given a secondhand keyboard from a car boot sale. Most of my time is spent making music or tinkling on the piano in my home studio in London.
Film highlights include completing the score to the feature film 'Nachtwache' (Nightwatch) (2022) and the score to the feature-length documentary 'A House in Pieces' (2020).
My score for the short film 'Anam' screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival (2019) and my score for short film 'The Waves' screened at the Barbican in London.
I was assistant composer for the feature film 'Snapshot', in collaboration with Movie Music London.
I've also scored music to over 50 short films which have featured at the BFI in London as well as at numerous film festivals in Cannes, London, Henley, Manchester, Nottingham, New York, LA, San Diego, Miami, Seattle, Taiwan, Germany, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Italy, Austria, Poland, Iran and also at London Fashion Week.
I've written concert music for the likes of Fretwork, Street Orchestra Live, the National Youth Harp Orchestra of Great Britain, the Odin Quartet, Clariphonics, the Heath Quartet, Trio Tritium, Lontano Ensemble, Collective 31, Virtue Orchestra, Helios Opera Company, the Ensemble Novus Orchestra, the Azalea Ensemble, And So Forth Opera Company, the Delphi Quartet and the Farnborough College Orchestra.
My love for working with choirs has led me to work with the Cantabile Choir, the Imperial War Museum Choir, Constanza Chorus, King's College Chorus and the Woolwich Singers.
I'm co-creative director of contemporary music ensemble ‘Echoshed’ which combines experimental music with immersive visual art displays.
I was featured on BBC Radio 3 through the 'Adopt A Composer' scheme run by Making Music. I've had pieces featured on Et Lux Radio and at the Commonweatlh Heads of Government Meeting in Malta (2015).
Over the past few years I've also been busy orchestrating music for the BTS (KPop) Conference in Korea, BTS Classical at the United Nations, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, the Very Berlin Ensemble, the British Sinfonietta at the Scottish Proms, Klangkraft Orchestra, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic as well as orchestrating the music of other composers such as Henry Cheng, Isin Eray and Mahlon Berv.
TV, ADVERTS and ONLINE
I've written advert music for Salt and Silk, E&M Active, Charles William Alexander Clothing, Isamuae Cosmetics, Gaudi Jackets at London Fashion Week, East Hampton Music Festival, UAE National Day and The Alexander Technique.
Through Greyman Music, Evolution Media Music and Thermal Music I've had music featured on shows such as BBC Panorama, BBC World News, Britain's Cheapest Streets (Channel 4), Escape from Dubai: The Missing Princess, Interior Design Masters, India: The Modi Question, Living with Long Covid, Rich Halls Red Menace, Smuggled, Plot to Kill: Britain's Neo-Nazi Terrorists and Secrets of Your Supermarket Food.
I recently worked with English Heritage, The Nest Collective and singers Sam Lee and Mara Carlyle on 'Songs for England' - a set of film postcards depicting British castles in lockdown.
I've also recently worked with Blocktunes on an innovative series of musical NFTs and I've worked with Molecular Sound on various ad campaigns.
Recent highlights including working with Taximan Productions on the new children's play 'Vanessa and the Stars', working with Elevation Productions on upcoming musical 'The Prophecy' (supported by Re:Bourne and Arts Council England) and helping composer Jack Blume with the award-winning West-End show 'Choir of Man'.
I recently worked with artist Ming Wong on 'Rhapsody in Yellow', an immersive multi-disciplinary show that premiered at the Steirischerherbst Arts Festival in Graz, Austria. I also won the Rolf Liebermann Award for my work on 'The Den', a new micro-opera supported by Opera Harmony/OperaVision and mentioned by Classic FM and The Guardian.
I was awarded 1st Class Honours in Music at King's College London in 2014 and then completed a masters in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in 2016, supported by a BAFTA/Prince William Scholarship.
I was luckily selected to be part of the Warner Bros Creative Talent Scheme, where I was mentored by John Lunn (composer for Downton Abbey) and Gary Yershon (composer for 'Mr Turner').