C.V.

 

Theatre Composition and Sound Design

 

THE DREAMER

Gecko Theatre Company and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, 2016

Original Score

 

THE EMPEROR

dir. Walter Meierjohann
Young Vic, HOME, Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, 2016

Composer

 

KING LEAR

dir. Tom Morris
Bristol Old Vic, 2016

Original Score and Sound Design

 

CYMBELINE

dir. Melly Still
RSC, 2016

Original Score

 

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

dir. Amit Lahav
Gecko Theatre Company

Special commission for a live broadcast on BBC4, 2015

Original Score

 

THE CRUCIBLE

dir. Tom Morris
Bristol Old Vic, 2015

Original Score and Sound Design

 

LIFE RAFT

dir. Melly Still
Bristol Old Vic, 2015

Original Score and Sound Design

 

DEAD MONKEY

dir. Hannah Price
The Park 90, 2015

Original Score and Sound Design

 

THE FUNFAIR

dir. Walter Meierjohann
HOME, 2015

Composer and Arranger

 

UNCLE VANYA

dir. Mark Rosenblatt
West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2015

Original Score and Sound Design

 

BOA

dir. Hannah Price
Trafalgar Studios, 2015

Original Score and Sound Design

 

THE ROOF

dir. Requardt and Rosenberg, produced by FUEL
LIFT Festival 2014 and UK tour

Original Score and Sound Design


INSTITUTE

dir. Amit Lahav,
Gecko Theatre Company
UK tour 2014 and 2015

Original Score

 

FROM MORNING TO MIDNIGHT by Georg Kaiser

dir. Melly Still
National Theatre, 2013

Original Score


THE WINTER’S TALE

dir. Ria Parry
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, 2013

Original Music and Sound Score

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

dir. Tom Morris in association with Handspring Puppet Company
Bristol Old Vic and Spoleto Festival USA, 2013

Original Score

 

RATS’ TALES by Carol Ann Duffy

dir. Melly Still
Manchester Royal Exchange, 2012 – 13

Original Score and Sound Design

 

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

dir. Mark Ravenhill
Royal Shakespeare Company / The Wooster Group

The Swan Theatre, Stratford and Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
2011 – 12, for the World Shakespeare Festival

Original Score and Performer

 

A SOLDIER IN EVERY SON: AN AZTEC TRILOGY

dir. Roxana Silbert,
Royal Shakespeare Company / Teatro Nacional de México

The Swan Theatre, Stratford and The Cervantino Festival, Mexico
2011 – 12, for the World Shakespeare Festival

Original Score and Sound Design

 

MISSING

dir. Amit Lahav
Gecko Theatre Company
UK and International Tour  2011 – 2014

Original Score and Sound Design

 

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

dir. Roxana Silbert, Royal Shakespeare Company at The Swan Theatre, Stratford, 2011 – 12

Original Score and Sound Design

 

FEN

dir. Ria Parry, Iron Shoes / NT Studio at Finborough Theatre, 2011

Original Score and Sound Design

 

BEASTS AND BEAUTIES

dir. Melly Still,  Hampstead Theatre, 2010 and 2011 – 12

Original Score, MD and Performer

 

THE OVERCOAT

dir. Amit Lahav
Gecko Theatre Company / Lyric Hammersmith
2009 – 11

UK and International tour to Georgia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, South Korea and China

Original Score and performer

 

ADVENTURES INSIDE

dir. Montse Gilli Lyric Hammersmith / Love Productions for Channel 4
2009

Original Score, Sound Design and MD

 

Gecko Theatre
I have a longstanding association with this award winning dance theatre company.
Recent work includes INSTITUTE (original score), MISSING (original score and sound) and THE OVERCOAT (original score and performer) which toured internationally throughout 2010 with British Council support to Georgia, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, Israel and China, and to Shanghai Arts Week 2011.

 

Previous Gecko credits include:

DEPTH CHARGE
Creative Learning Project at the Lyric Hammersmith, 2008

Original Score and performer

 

THE RACE
Development work for London International Mime Festival, 2004

 

TAYLORS DUMMIES
National and international tour to Colombia, Mexico, Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia and the Chekhov Festival, Moscow, 2002 – 04

Original Score and performer

 

Other Composition


TWITCHER
Chamber music piece written for Noszferatu for game calls, bird whistles and piccolo. Performed at The Purcell Room as part of London Jazz Festival 2013 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

 

GOLD
A short film directed by Steve Nex, 2011

 

LEE GAMES
A series of pieces exploring the theme of communication combining text from Polish, Korean and English languages with live and recorded music. Part 1 broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Part 2 “Lee’s Game” short listed for a BASCA Composers Award 2008 and released by NMC.

 

EQUAL MEASURED MUSIC
I produced the electro acoustic part to a new composition by Joe Cutler which toured Europe in 2011.

 

A MIDWINTER TALE
Special collaboration with folk singer Mary Hampton and story teller Debs Newbold for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction Christmas Eve Special Edition 2009.

 

Other Work

 

Whelan & Watson: Other Stories
Linbury Studio, 2015

I was percussion soloist in a new show starring two legendary stars of the New York and London ballet scenes – Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson. Music included a percussion solo by Julia Wolfe which I performed as a duet with Wendy Whelan.


Noszferatu

I am a founder member of this experimental contemporary classical music collective which I both write for and perform in. Debut CD Drempel released by NMC and nominated for an RPS Award 2011. Engagements in 2010 included London Jazz Festival, an appearance on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and a special project with Howard Skempton and Frederic Rzewski at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.


Aqualung

Pop group with whom I recorded five studio albums on major labels and toured extensively as drummer and multi-instrumentalist.
I also wrote and recorded string arrangements on the album Magnetic North (Verve Forecast).


Gwyneth Herbert

Singer songwriter currently artist in residence at Aldeburgh Music.

I played in Gwyn’s live band for eight years as a multi-instrumentalist and I co-produced Gwyn’s most recent album The Sea Cabinet.

 

Education

 

1999 European Percussion Academy
Aix–en–Provence International Festival, France.

Intensive study with the leading exponents of French percussion music -
Trio le Cercle, Les Percussions du Strasbourg and Ensemble Intercontemporain.

 

1996 – 99 Postgraduate Diploma in Percussion
Chopin Academy, Warsaw, Poland.

I received a three year Polish Government scholarship to study contemporary classical percussion with the acclaimed percussion soloist Stanislaw Skoczynski.

 

1990 – 94 BA (Hons) Music, University of Durham


Numerous professional workshops and masterclasses with Kodo Drummers (Japan), Dessislava Stefanova (Bulgarian singing), Michael Ormiston (Mongolian overtone singing), Adama Drame (West African music), Trilok Gurtu (Indian music), Allessandra Belloni (Southern Italian Tarantella), Dulsori (Korean percussion).