PRODUCTION: Paul Henry and Brian Briggs
Production, mixing and mastering of a series of songs by leading UK poet Paul Henry and Stornoway singer/frontman Brian Briggs. The songs form part of a long poem-in-progress, ‘The Glass Aisle’, which is inspired by a stretch of the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal above Crickhowell. Paul Henry's most recent book, Boy Running, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2016. He has also presented programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4. Below is a taster of the tracks recorded in Oxford, October 2016.
'THROUGH POSITIVE EYES':
Eleven short soundtracks in various styles, written for a series of films which form part of a global photographic collaboration between renowned photographer Gideon Mendel and the UCLA Art & Global Health Center. For more information see gideonmendel.com and throughpositiveeyes.org
BRASS, OUD and PSALTERY:
Here are some extracts of some recently written soundscapes. They were intended to accompany various visuals...
Playlist of music written for Idle Motion's latest production 'Voyager', which was staged at the New Diorama Theatre, London in June 2016.
Includes a baroque pastiche harpsichord track featuring an English Kirckman instrument, and a simple Erik Satie-ish piano piece recorded whilst locked inside a shed.
This is a series of strings pieces published by the music library company Synctracks.
Musical clips taken from all four episodes of Goldhawk Production's 'School Drama' (BBC Radio 4, May 2016), including credits music, songs, incidental music and various bits and pieces playing during a party scene...
This is a new series of piano-based tracks. 'Ice Blink' is published by the music library company Bibliotheque and features in their compilation 'Winter Themes'.
'Seabed Rattle' features a harmonium-like drone with rattling vibrations using samples recorded at the bottom of the sea.