Prepared piano suite played on BBC Radio 3 Night Tracks

Suite for Prepared Piano on Night Tracks

Lovely to hear a piece from my Prepared Piano suite played on Radio 3’s Night Tracks show. Sara Mohr-Pietch played Movement 6, recorded by Kamilla Arku on Tuesday. Listen to the whole set here.

More prizes for March for Dignity

March for Dignity

More good news for March for Dignity, with a 1st Prize in the LGBTIQ+ feature  competition at FIDBA festival.

The Oslo Fusion Festival jury also gave the film a Special Mention, and Fargo Moorhead awarded it Best in Show.

Lots more screenings to come, both online and physical. Here is the list.

 

March for Dignity wins Best Feature Documentary at Brighton Rocks Films Festival

Great news that March for Dignity was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Brighton Rocks Film Festival (shared with No One Uses Typewriters Anymore).

The festival will take place online from 10th-18th August and can be watched here.

Seahorse nominated for John Grierson prize

Seahorse nominated for a Grierson award

Brilliant news that Seahorse has been nominated for Best Single Documentary in the John Grierson British Documentary Awards

Mark Kermode plays music from March for Dignity

Mark Kermode Scala Radio show

Mark Kermode played more of my music again on his recent Scala radio show, with two cues from March for Dignity — the title track Tbilisi and March of Dignity

Bifa names me in top five female composers

It was a lovely surprise to see I’d been named by British Independent Film Awards as one of their Top 5 female composers, alongside Nainita Desai, Anne Nitiken, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch and Penelope Trappes.

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US release of Seahorse

Seahorse

In time for Father’s Day, Seahorse has been released digitally in the US and Canada. It is available to watch on all major Video on Demand platforms. Here‘s a lovely review from the New York Times.

New trailer for March for Dignity documentary


Ready for Pride month, there is a new trailer for March for Dignity, the film I finished scoring earlier in the year. It will be shown as Tbilisi’s contribution to Global Pride , a worldwide online event in place of pride marches, on 27 June.

 

New music for Cinematic Choir production album

First Contact, Cavendish Music

I have several tracks on the newly released Cinematic Choir albums, produced by Cavendish Music. This was my first time writing production music, and it was such a great project to work on – I was really given free creative reign!

The music was recorded by the Latvian Radio Choir in Riga (I was on my composing residency at the Britten Foundation so listened in remotely) and by Shards in London.

The release consists of three albums  — Odyssey, Rituals and First Contact. For the latter I composed Gold on the Horizon and Floating Hordes, where I layered various phrases and motifs, sometimes digitally manipulated, to create eerie, otherworldly textures and atmosphere.

Online taster of Black Leaf

Black Leaf for violin and piano

My new piece, Black Leaf, commissioned by Kamilla Arku and Dhyani Heath, was due to be premiered by the duo in Cambridge in May, with further concerts in London and Paris. Instead they performed a wonderful online concert, Kamilla from Berlin joining Dhyani from Productions Chez Nous in Paris. In a varied programme Kamilla and Dhyani performed a sampler of the piece, beautifully playing movements II and IV. Black Leaf will be presented in its entirety when it’s possible to have live concerts again —

Black Leaf is inspired by the photograph above, taken by my Australian friend Antonia Baldo, who found these leaves on her doorstep one morning — a sign of the approaching Bush fires.