ASMR is having a moment. From hair combing vids getting millions of views to some of the sound worlds in commercial albums (notable Billie Eilisih’s When We Fall Asleep..) Recording really really quiet things with binaural mics and getting real close to string players doing unusual gestures on their instruments helped me create 3 ASMR soundscapes for some truly immersive videos for Glenmorangie. A classic Bompas & Parr collab.
Working with my very good friends Les Enfants Terribles, I’ve provided the sound design and a touch of music for this fascinating theatrical art installation at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Joe Hufton has directed with wicked set design from Lydia Denno. Working primarily with the spoken word, will post some sounds soon. There’s a great Guardian piece here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/30/mosul-library-recreated-in-norfolk-country-house-installation
Performing at The Cockpit Theatre, London and St Marys in the Castle, Hastings, Edifice are a brilliant young company who blend the contact improvisation, modern ballroom, and so much more. It had a huge reception at the first performance in April, and continues through May. Look out for the tour. More info here: https://www.edificedancetheatre.com/tenome cool vid here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJwykzGmg6c
I work with a few top London and LA music houses to write music for TV spots. Very often it’s when they want something fairly true to jazz. This is a typical example and was a pleasure to provide some music for this comedy ad for my favourite chocolate snack. On guitar was Nick Costley-White, a hugely talented player with a really lovely old school arch top acoustic – https://nickcostleywhite.com
The band was chosen to play at the opening of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in late November 2017. It was our first visit to the country, and in fact that whole region, and the music was greeted by a hugely warm audience.