23rd July – Update!
I haven’t updated this page for a while, simply because all I have been doing is composing! I’ve just a few more cues left to write for Reign of the General then all I need to do is go back, fine-tune and polish the entire score. This film is turning out to be very special and I can’t wait for it to come out!
I’m past halfway scoring With Bicycle I Travel season 2, which has also been a lot of fun. I’ve recorded some great musicians for this, including vocalists Anna Wedderburn and Viara Ivanova (who also sings on Reign…), and cellist Lih Qun Wong.
Zahariz has cycled through Mongolia, China and he’s now heading towards Kyrgyzstan, where his journey will end so he do the final editing of the series. What a legend! In case you missed it, here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjgz_1BTkRM
3rd April – One feature film finished, another begins!
I recently finished scoring my fifth feature film The Night Runner, a trippy thriller directed by the great Steve Looker (Desperate Measures). We are hoping that this will be picked up by Cannes or EIFF this year to get it seen by a wide audience. I will put up a track from the film on my website soon.
Next up, it’s Reign of the General! I’ve just started composing the thematic ideas while I await a rough cut of the film which is being edited by Paulo Pandolpho…. Here we go!
8th March – Reign Of The General (Feature Film)
I’m really excited to announce that I will be composing the music for the new British feature film Reign Of The General, based on the life of underground icon Carlton Leach, which follows on from the events in Rise Of The Footsoldier. The film has been written by Ricci Harnett who is also the film’s star and director. The film will be released this Summer and is being distributed by Universal. For more info on the film, follow it on twitter @ROTGFilm and you can also follow me there as well @philmusic1984.
Well I’ve been very busy over the last couple of months. Since finishing The Snow Queen, I scored a short drama called ‘Black Night Broken, White Morning Woken’, directed by Christopher Cook. A very emotional but superbly crafted film which was both a challenge and an absolute pleasure to work on. We are all very proud of this one!
My fourth feature film ‘Skeletons’ followed straight after: a gritty drama/thriller directed by Craig Moncur. I had a great time creating the music for this. I decided to compose a score that was 99% electronic, mainly because I thought that it would suit the film better than using orchestral/acoustic instruments, and also I wanted the challenge of creating a score in this style. I will upload a trailer along with more information very soon but for now you can listen to an extract of ’End This Life’ in the player below, which I composed for the film. Vocals were performed by the incredibly talented Viara Ivanova www.viaraivanova.com.
Next up – I’m potentially scoring my fifth feature film this coming March & April. It’s not 100% confirmed yet so I will give more details when it all comes to light.
Happy New Year! 2014 got off to a great start when I found out that the music I composed for The The Tropic Of Capricorn won Best Music at the International Movie Awards 2013 (IMA). Let’s hope there’s more to come!
Here is a link to the album on iTunes:
The Snow Queen got a 5 star review from The Public Reviews, check it out! http://www.thepublicreviews.com/the-snow-queen-cumbernauld-theatre-cumbernauld/
Tickets for The Snow Queen are now on sale and selling fast. Grab yours now from The Cumbernauld Theatre’s website http://www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk/.
I have now started composing the music for The Snow Queen (performing at the Cumbernauld Theatre from November 27th – December 24th). 4 weeks of intense composing begins now!
I have completed composing the music for With Bicycle I Travel! The promo trailer for the upcoming 8 episodes documentary, that will be aired on TV Alhijrah starting Nov 3, 2013 Every Sunday 8.30pm, can be watched here. As well as my original score, there is also music featured from various other projects that I have composed in the past, including The Tropic Of Capricorn.
Both myself and the director (and star) Zahariz Khuzaimah are hoping that the documentary gets picked up by other tv networks around the world. We know that there is interest from some major British television stations but nothing has been set in stone yet. Watch this space….
Composition for the eight-part television documentary With Bicycle I Travel is now underway.The music has to be completed by the start of October, so it’s going to be a busy September! The documentary will air on television in Asia this winter.
This project follows the journey of Zahariz Khuzaimah, a man from Malaysia who is on a personal journey to experience the world through a new and fresh perspective. He travels through Scandinavia, Europe and up to the Arctic circle with just himself and his bicycle. This is only one part of a journey which will follow him travel across the entire world on his bike, covering over 100,000 Kilometers in the next 12 years.