Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Haunting (1963)

While I was writing my previous post about realising the potential of sound and music in radio drama, I was reminded of the 1963 film version of The Haunting. I recently re-watched this film for the bizillionth time after finding … Continue reading

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I Love Radio

I love radio. Like ’50s sci-fi, The Beatles, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Quatermass, John Wyndham and Doctor Who, it’s something I got into because of my dad.  As a kid he would regale me with his reenactments of Journey into Space, … Continue reading

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Shopping for Gear

Although in many ways producing music has never been easier due to DAWs, notation/publishing software, cheap hardware etc. , it has meant that the composer, in order to compete against the millions of good composers out there – and, in … Continue reading

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Opium: Diary of a Madwoman

I picked this film up when I was in Hungary recently. I’ve been wanting to see it for a while as it stars a friend of mine, Géza Szollosi, who is also the art director. Géza was also the art director for Taxidermia, … Continue reading

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The Howling

Here’s an image from the Werewolf of London live soundtrack I was involved in recently. There are more images available here:

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As Good as Mozart?

I’ve been somewhat inactive musically speaking for the last few week due to some intense decorating/renovating  that we’ve been doing on our house. I’m not really used to not composing, so the whole thing has been a bit stressful for … Continue reading

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Back Home

I’ve just got back from a trip to Budapest for a wedding and  managed to pick up some great Hungarian movies. I’ll let you know what they were like as soon as I’ve had a chance to watch them.

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