I became a musician because I have always loved the magical power of communication that music is capable of. But it was the communication between music and moving image that added for me a very special excitement and power.
When I first heard the soundtracks of composers such as James Horner, James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino, David Arnold, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Inon Zur, Jesper Kid, Enio Morricone, Alan Silvestri and Hans Zimmer I knew that music composition for films, TV multiple media was the medium I wanted to use to communicate.
I love creating a music narrative that blends beautifully not only with the images, but that can also communicate something about characters, about the story, about a culture, or about the world real or fantasised.
My latest projects include feature films Dilemma; Sustain; You Are My Sunshine; Clownface; Carnival of Sorrows; TV Series Theosight and shorts films Snarl; Safe To Assume and Once An Old Lady Sat On My Chest.
Apart from my activity in the industry I also work as senior lecturer in film music composition at Leeds College of Music.