I recently scored Charlie Crane's Child Soldier. A short film based on the true story of one boy's experience in the Angolan civil war. It's beautifully shot, and a moving and important subject. Both the director and I were keen for the music to support, rather than dominate the film and we spent a while experimenting with different colours. We settled on the sound of the viola to carry the voice of the film which John Garner performed very sensitively.
Excited to share a project I've co-written the music for with George Fenton. It's been an honour to work with Ken Loach on this and it's a great campaign! Going out as part of the party political broadcast on BBC 1, ITV, Channel 4 #WeDemand
Two lovely days were spent at the end of June, recording new arrangements of traditional carols by myself and Thomas Hewitt-Jones. Under the fabulous direction of Richard Latham, the 32 piece choir and 2 organists of Emmanuel College, Cambridge recorded in their beautiful chapel, designed by Christopher Wren.
The album will be released by Imagem Production Music, as part of the Boosey and Hawkes collection, and will be available later this year. New descants, new harmony, and new twists on the classics, it was a delight to spend 2 days there. Huge thanks to Taz and Arun of Imagem Production Music, Richard Latham, the choir, and all at Emmanuel College for their hard work. We've captured a wonderful set of recordings, which I can't wait to share.