… another road trip for the Bam, Boa, Ed and Art. This one long and torturous and they haven’t even got there yet. Anyroad, they will eventually. This tune was written for a good friend who lives in Barga, Italy who plays in a soul band. Therein lies a problem, because this track is a jazz-funk hybrid with some scarily muzak-like nonsense thrown in. Featuring Hammond, bass, drums and guitar.
a piece of piano music I wrote for my father to play and given to him on his 80th birthday. A very enjoyable process which involved some heavy editing … so I can’t play it all the way through and the recording here is how I imagine it could be played. Click here for a rough score. (A new recording on a new piano with some little changes uploaded 9/03/14).
some rock (and a little reggae) submitted for the following project ” …. a new tv series called 3beers that will be broadcast nationally. We can’t tell you too much more about it, but we’re currently seeking some music for our title sequence/intro. We’re looking for something to brand the show, to bring it to life and to make it memorable. We’re looking for a 2 minute track, we don’t want any vocals. We believe we’d like it guitar driven, with a recognizable theme …. ” 60+ other tunes also submitted so unlikely to be the one, but still fun to try for.
a fairly extensive rewrite of a piece I wrote at the end of 2009 (edited early 2011) – here is a short orchestral interlude with lush strings, solo violins, piano and French horn possibly inspired by all the snow around (but maybe not) when I worked on it and dedicated to my parents.
an orchestral piece featuring solo cello with the usual mish-mash of noises. A mix of darker, practically funereal moments with loud bits thrown in to wake you up. I’ve undoubtedly “quoted” (nicked) ideas from the composers I listen to but with any luck I’ve disguised them well.
a very short piece submitted for the following request (not accepted I hasten to add).
Project Name: TV Commercial
Project type: Advertisement
Description: A large advertising agency is looking for a dreamy, soft track that will be used with an ad for cosmetics. The melody should be very engaging, soft and inspirational for women.
yet another attempt at a piece for orchestra, this time for a fairly large ensemble with full strings, trumpets, French horns, solo flute and oboe and some percussion. A bit melodramatic in parts with lighter quirkier sections. Will no doubt have to be edited further at a later date. (NB. two years to the day when I posted my first track.)
a piece for two pianos, trumpet, violin, cello, double bass and small violin section. Played here by Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers in a big echoey hall. Bam is playing a basic theme again and again while Ruth, Boa, Art, Patrick and Ed muck about on other instruments (made a small change to the cello part, never liked the original – 23/12/10).
playing on Mars
a piece driven by an aggressive beat and buzzy bass with a surfeit of lushness, eerie noises, obligatory quirkiness to lighten the mood and some glitches for good m-m-mea-su-sure. Best with headphones and written for the fictitious game “playing on Mars” (imagine buzzing around in a fast hovercraft and stopping every now and then to …..)