Commissioned by Arts By The Sea, this multi-channel interactive installation appeared at St Peter’s in central Bournemouth for one week from Friday 25th September.
This film by Will Whiting, which I scored and sound designed, has been officially selected by the Kansas City Film Festival.
The Ticket Booth
As resident artist at 2018’s Short Sound Film Festival, I created an interactive sound booth for festival goers to play their hands as sound gods.
Continue reading The Ticket Booth
The hidden bathroom installations at 2018’s Short Sounds Film Festival featured light sabers that burst into life as a gent or lady engaged. watch a video
Programmed spatially, the audio blasted across each room, moving and reacting as people arrived and departed. Continue reading GENTSABERS
Live to Remain
Bartek Sozansky’s Live to Remain premiered at the 2018 Schnit Film Festival in Bern and won an award.
I was the sound recordist and rerecording mixer of this film.
KHOJ premieres at Cannes!
Kajri Babbar’s film KHOJ premiered at the Festival Corner of 2018’s Cannes Film Festival.
Khoj was shot in the UK and in India during 2017. I did all the post production sound on this film.
Continue reading KHOJ premieres at Cannes!
I created two interactive sound installations for SHORT SOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL 2017.
One invited people to wonder around a long corridor full of speakers and explore the sound they were manipulating. Another was hidden above unsuspecting visitors to the festival’s WC.
Documentary film by San San F. Young. This film follows Chalk Girl: a protester at the heart of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
Credit: Sound designer.
Read the Guardian article here.
semi-finalist at Academy Awards!
Kajri Babbar’s film PARDAA has been really well received, with a string of film festival selections, and is now a semi finalist at the student Oscars!
We shot this film in a week on locations around Bournemouth. I did the location sound recording, post sound design and final audio mix.
Winner of Best Short
Among Sweet Flowers and Shades was winner of the Lift Off Film Festival Best Narrative Short Film award for 2016. Congratulations to Tristan and everyone! Here we are at the awards event, held at London’s Pinewood Studios.
A release for Crónica and their Corollaries series. Arlene Tucker and I collaborated to create an audio experience that weaves surreal perceptions through fragments of reality. Our sound was layered, manipulated and processed manipulations of field recordings made by Active Crossover: Mooste. Listen or download it here!
IMPLANTS is a sound installation I created for Zodiak Centre of New Dance, with support from Aalto University, situated at Antinniitty, Kannelmäki, Helsinki. Continue reading IMPLANTS
Our animated honeycomb on the community house at Suurpelto becomes a landmark for the area and a symbol for the community.
Sound in Motion
A workshop I coordinated at Aalto’s LUME studios for sound designers and dancers. During the week each sound designer built a sensor pack, then collaborated with a dancer, who brought the sounds to life. Dancers’ movements triggered and manipulated the sounds. Continue reading Sound in Motion
On the Outer
An interactive radio play I created. As the story unfolds you can change perspective, hearing events from each individual character’s point of view and explore their thoughts. Continue reading On the Outer
Our interactive lighting display makes a features of the acoustic lab wall. We programmed animations that bring the building to life, all through the dark winter. The animations react to the sound of singing. Continue reading PowerPlant
THE OTHER SIDE
Our stretching, sonic interactive wall captured imaginations (and a gold medal) at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial.
KOSKI at Saari
Our artist collective Koski are proud to have been selected by the Kone foundation as recipients of the Saari arts residency and grant. We spent two weeks of July at the beautiful Saari residence in western Finland. Continue reading KOSKI at Saari
Congratulations to Emiliano, all the cast and crew, and especially my co-composer of The Imago‘s score, Jake Cartwright.
The Imago was officially selected by Manchester Film Festival, and won the Best Production award.
Jake and I were nominated for the Best Score award.
MY LIFE IN BOXES
I composed the music for this imaginative physical theatre piece created by Gravity Dolls. It premiered at Melbourne Fringe in September 2014 and won the ‘Original New Circus’ award.
I was asked to write a piece of music for the epilogue of a new film called ‘Generation Right’. The film tells the story of Margaret Thatcher’s long reign as UK Prime Minister, and appeared at Sheffield DocFest as well as East End Film Festival in 2015.
As part of the Hackfest 2015 Video Poetry Marathon, I collaborated with Peruvian poet Zoila Forss to create ‘Infinito,’ based on two of her poems. We drew on open archives of old film footage and I cut this video poem, which was screened at the final Gala.
A surround sound ‘Colliderphone’
An interactive sound installation I created with Roupen Bastadjian at MediaLab in Helsinki. Your movements in space drive the sound and drama around you.
APARTMENT BLOCK 9
As part of MediaLab Helsinki’s ‘ZONE’ exhibition we explored the physical and psychological aspects of ‘zones’ by designing and creating an interactive apartment building.
Plug in and eavesdrop.
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documentary film -The Forsa Initiative
Documentary film made by Michelle Coomber covering the Forsa project across six countries in the Arab region. It is funded by the UK on behalf of the G8 Deauville Partnership. I wrote the music for the film with Jacob Cartwright.
watch the film here
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MAN ON A ROPE
I was commissioned by Tim Rutty and Melbourne’s National Institute of Circus Arts to write music for his rope act.
The Imago…… Feature Film – coming in 2014 –
Feature film by Emiliano Galigani, beautifully shot in Italy in 2013. A deeply theatrical film which draws a lot from Lewis Carol. In fact, it may just be about him.
I composed the film’s score with Jake Cartwright.
Continue reading The Imago…… Feature Film – coming in 2014 –
An album of alt. pop I wrote and produced with Jake Cartwright.
‘KOSKI’ in a 500 year old cantina, right next to the lima river
As part of an artist residence at the Bagni di Lucca Art Festival we created this theatre performance KOSKI.
WATCH THE TRAILER VIDEO HERE
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This is Temple Shirley. It’s a swagger.
A festival band i founded with Dave Higgins, calling upon the showman Paully Rowe. The idea was to find the perfect balance of balkan bounce, political outrage and festivity. Continue reading This is Temple Shirley. It’s a swagger.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra plays my composition
‘Incarceration’ for Sesame Street
Original music I composed for Sesame Street. The film was made by xyz animation studios, and appears on Sesame Street. An emotional story of a young girl visiting her father in prison.
IET Engineer of the Year
Original music for a film presentation to launch the UK’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) awards ceremony. Continue reading IET Engineer of the Year
“Reflections” from the quarries and the hills of Tuscany
A performance with Jacob Cartwright and circus artist Henna Kaikula.
Our first performance together as three since 2009. In La Rondine Gallery in Bagni di Lucca, Italy.
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London’s Fitzrovia ‘Where Creativity Lives’
A promotional film for Fitzrovia in London. The film was made by Medina Films. I created the music and the sound design, including all the foley. Continue reading London’s Fitzrovia ‘Where Creativity Lives’
THIS IS THE HOUSE OF SNOWBALL
Fashion designer Kristie Coakley approached me asking for an original sounding band to accompany and launch her catwalk event at the South Melbourne street festival in February 2012. Continue reading THIS IS THE HOUSE OF SNOWBALL
OUR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN LONDON TOWER BRIDGE EXHIBITION 2012
Photographer Costantinos Anastasakis launches his World Exhibition Tour. Exhibition includes his work for the past 10 years, documenting the world through the eyes of its children.
The exhibition’s producer approached me just a few days before the launch asking if i could immediately come up with 20 minutes of original music to accompany Costa’s photographic exhibition that would be presented on two big screens outside the Gherkin building in London, for over a month.
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SAFE is a developing circus project based in Melbourne. In November 2011 we worked up phase 1 of it’s development in Melbourne’s ‘Meat Market’. I came up with several new pieces of music in the period while the director and performers experimented and workshopped. Continue reading SAFE
‘LIFE SWAP’ offers a pain-free end to your life while reviving another
I scored this film for Laura Rinaldi in 2011. It’s a visually and thematically intriguing film about Jess, who has lost her will to live and so seeks assistance from Life Swap, a firm who will terminate her life and in doing so revive a terminally ill patient. But just before the big date she meets Boyd.
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Welcome to LUNIK 9
A 60 minute documentary film shot in the impoverished Kosice district of Lunik 9 in Slovakia. The film explores one very special kindergarten in Lunik 9. I scored this film, as well as the trailer, with Jacob Cartwright during 2011. Continue reading Welcome to LUNIK 9
‘RALPH DE SILVER’ MELBOURNE’S DARKEST ALLEYS ROCK
I played keys with this band. It was a lot of fun to play loud and in some of the darker, dingier clubs around town. We recorded an EP and the result was pretty good. Have a listen-
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Contemporary Circus project ‘Helmi’
Original soundtrack created for Henna Kaikula’s spectacular visual performance in Polverigi, Italy.
Jake Cartwright joined us along with set designer Jegi Pekkala in residence at Inteatro’s Villa Nappi in Polverigi, on the Adriatic coast in Italy. In the two month 2008 residence we created a performance based around Henna’s breathtaking handstand and contortion acrobatics. All the music was composed and recorded on site by Jake and Me. As well as the set, Jegi created a vast array of video imagery which he triggered and tweaked live during the show behind and in front of Henna’s movements.
We took the show to Helsinki in May 2009 where it was further adapted and refined. The selection of tracks below are a summary of the music we ended up using in the show.
This is a commercial made in London for World Environment Day. I made the music with Talley Mulligan using manipulated double bass, melotron samples and real drums and piano.
Reflections from a time long passed. ‘SPEGLINGAR’
I was asked to write some music that would capture a time and mood and it seemed to me the director was after some piano music from the Romantic period. So I thought long and hard about Frederic Chopin and tried to imagine the kind of world he lived in. Then set up two microphones on a friend’s piano in Prague and improvised in a Romantic style on a B flat minor sequence. If only they were horses on the cobblestones outside and not car after car. Continue reading Reflections from a time long passed. ‘SPEGLINGAR’
This is MungoBaby!
3 piece theatrical indie band i started in Prague with Talley Mulligan and Mauro Vidulich in 2004. After tragedy took Mauro away from us Mayim Alpert joined us with his double bass and the three of us immediately clicked. Continue reading This is MungoBaby!