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Composer/MD for "Zara: Daughters of Fortune"

In support of my application to be considered as the Composer/MD for "Zara: Daughters of Fortune", I have compiled below some relevant examples of recent work that resonate with the characteristics highlighted in the job description and demonstrate variety of style.

"Waddsdon Imaginarium"  - video mapping; orchestral; aural impact

Christmas 2017 I was lead composer and musical director for the Waddesdon Imaginarium - a spectacular video mapping display set to synchronised music.  The following sequence is a live video recording of the show version that features my music:

"Singing Our Lives"  - community musicians; choral; diversity

For 2 years running I have been the lead composer for the "Singing our Lives" projects - working with amateur choirs and refugee groups to produce new, inter-culural songs that were premiered at the end of Refugee week in 2017 and 2018:  

"Mother's Day" - one of the songs from 2017"

About composing in 2018

Radio article about 2017 "Singing our Lives"

"The Harmony of Difference"  - disabled participants; soundscapes; installation sound

I'm currently in the final stages of a multi-sensory project working with pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties at Mapledown School, North London and will be displaying work produced with them in a sonic installation at Arts Depot, Finchley next weekend (21st/22nd July) as part of "TogetherFest"  The 'project in progress' page can be viewed by clicking on the image below:

"News from Nowhere Fellowship Symphony"  - community; large-scale; choral

Originally commissioned by Waltham Forest and produced in partnership with The William Morris Gallery, "News from Nowhere" is a large-scale orchestral cantate and suite of instrumentlas that involved over 350 musicians at the premier in the grounds of the Gallery.  An overview of the work can be found by clicking the image below:

"Numina"  - collaborative; sight-specific; diversity

Concept & design of soundtrack for Zarah Hussain's "Numina" projection installation and lead composer directing a group of 24 student composers in the realisation of the soundtrack.  The soundtrack is 'eternally evolving' - here is a 5 minute extract and short documentary about the installation:

5 minute extract

Documnetary

"Myro on a Mission"  - orchestral, solo voice, family-friendly 

Underscore and songs for Pilot teaser of "Myro's Adventures" - a children's TV series under development:

"Revolution 360"  - outdoor, site-specific, installation, commuity, collaborative

Installation of 25 retro-fitted gramophones on Barbican Lakeside, part of Sound Unbound 2017.  Composition lead & design of this collaborative project involving 24 composers and 25 pieces.  The following video presents a stereo version of the main piece, "Revolution 360"

More project details can be found here.

"Even When We Sing"  - community, choral, orchestral, diversity

Composition and production of a UNICEF anthem about several articles in the 'Charter for the Rights of the Child':

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