Category Archives: music

Dancing in the Moonlight

I stumbled across this quote recently from Eli Roth about Last House on the Left and songs in horror movies: “Even as a kid one of the things that stayed with me was the music, done by lead actor David … Continue reading

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Flight Paths Part 1

You can see Flight Paths here:

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Writing with Light and Time – An Interview with Michael Finnissy

Back in May 2010, I did an interview with Michael Finnissy for What Next? Magazine about the piece he was working on for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Writing with Light and Time Michael Finnissy’s new work for saxophone quartet … Continue reading

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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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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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Music for Radio: The Process

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that I recently composed and recorded the music for a new BBC Radio 4 drama called Amazing Grace. To coincide with the broadcast of the drama in five parts throughout the week … Continue reading

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