Unfolding


A piece for 2 pianos, written for and performed by Lies Braakman and Dae-Young Kim, September 2013, as part of a 2 pianos project at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This piece explores juxtapositions and relationships between different musical aspects drawn from the same source material, which is a folk-influenced re-telling of the opening of Xenakis’s ‘Embellie’. I was also concerned with the idea of doubles – of divergence and convergence of sounds from two supposedly identical instruments.

Apparition I – IV

A set of four movements, for oboe and piano, which explores relationships between acoustical phenomena, the inner details of sound, and musical ideas intended to evoke mysterious, distorted and often disjointed or transitory visions. In this piece, I sought to create a dramatic range of musical characters from the same pool of musical material, from which the four inter-related movements are all drawn.The oboe part makes use some alternative fingerings, which I experimented with whilst composing, used to create specific, unusual timbres.
I performed and recorded the oboe part live (with extensive editing, post-recording), while the piano part was made by editing MIDI data, which in turn was played (through the Ivory plug-in) on a virtual Fazioli.



‘Another Day’ opening


The opening of an incredible short film, written by Sotiris Tsacpounidis and co-directed by Sotiris and Eric Omani, for which I am creating the music. The first of the cues which I wrote begins at 1:24. The film is currently in post-production and is due for completion by the end of November. Please watch this space for more info.

‘Another Day’ soundtrack, cues 1 & 2

The first two cues of a soundtrack I’ve created for a fantastic, forthcoming short film. These two cues are those featured in the opening of the film in the link above. Watch this space for further details.
My soundtrack uses a number of sounds that I created by recording objects close-mic (a plucked elastic band over a box, tin and pots; a struck metal coil; hitting a resonant tin etc). I edited and processed these recordings to create virtual instruments, that I could play using virtual samplers and my controller keyboard.

‘The Art of Awkward Conversation: Restaurant’

The opening episode of a web-series by Tom Melia for Notebook Films. I composed and performed the music for the opening title sequence and the closing credits, scored for glockenspiel and Hammond organ. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the team behind this film by visiting the Youtube page and clicking the ‘like’ button:

‘The Art of Awkward Conversation’ on Youtube

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‘She Stops at Costas’ soundtrack

This composition is based on a libretto by David Cottis. Thank you to Ellie Lewis-Nunes and Robin Burlton for their sublime singing! The instrumental parts (oboe, tenor saxophone, recorders, piano and synthesizers) were performed by me. Much of the creation of this piece came out of multi-track improvisation (recording one instrumental layer at a time), followed by extensive editing.

‘The Cason’

Documentary produced by Berta Barcia, music by Joe Lewis-Nunes. The Ligeti-influenced, experimental music I created occurs at 2:17-2:49, 3:08-4:48 and 5:48-6:50. Berta placed the music relatively low in the mix, in order for the narration to come accross clearly. For this same reason, I restricted a lot of the sounds within the music to lower frequencies, so listening on headphones or speakers capable of reproducing sounds in the bass-range at a clearly audible volume is recommended.