Will & When: Our Garden

I recently had great fun writing the music for a new outdoor dance show for early years by Commotion Dance called Will & When: Our Garden. It's a gorgeous show which teaches young children the importance of helping things grow, with some hilarous moments from the two characters, and awesome dancing of course! The main…

Where is Christmas?

Where is Christmas? is an enchanting immersive dance performance for toddlers, children and their families. https://youtu.be/1YJzSl7xzxg The music is a mix of magical christmassy things like celeste, sleigh bells, and soaring strings, but in true commotion style also has squelchy synths, funky beats, as well as live piano and guitar. About the Show It’s Christmas…

NIX Christmas Advert- Original Music

Hope you're feeling in a Christmassy heartwarming mood because here's a short animation I scored for NIX. The film was produced by Cass Productions who brought me on board to write some original music for this rather special animation. NIX wanted to make something a bit more special than 'just' and advert and I think…

Playing minor in a major way…

Originally published on IevaKuniskis.com © Judita Kuniskyte As a seasoned composer for contemporary dance, I’ve been asked a few abstract things in my time, but Ieva’s request to me this week at The Point has to go down as one of my absolute favourites! We have a section in They Live Next Door affectionately titled the Man Waltz, because the music…

Night at the Theatre with Tim Casson and Stopgap Dance

Last week I finished my second contemporary dance soundtrack of the year. This time it was for the lovely and talented Tim Casson who has made a family friendly piece on Stopgap's SG2 Company, called Night at the Theatre. It's a show about three unlikely characters (Hannah Sampson, Nadenh Poan and Connor Quill) accidentally stumbling into…

Weightless gets the heavy treatment

Military Helicopters, distorted Electronica, and Cello can only mean one thing... Yep, Yael Flexer's back on tour, and with it goes my international collaboration with Isreali Cellist and Composer Karni Postel. The soundtrack is a massive array of sound, building all the way from quiet melancholic drones to a huge rumbling of twenty helicopters overhead.…

JJ+DE web launch

Jerrel Jackson & Dougie Evans new website goes live at http://www.jjde.co.uk After a successful photoshoot with Natalie Rowland, we have the official Instinct promotional shot. The Jerrel Jackson & Dougie Evans company is the forming of a long term collaboration into a company that reflects their commitment to creating work together.

Jerrel Jackson & Dougie Evans

Things are really shaping up for the full scale launch of Jerrel Jackson & Dougie Evans. Firstly we are in this year's Resolution! 2011 at The Place in London; an annual showcase of emerging dance companies that has seen the debut of many great companies. We will perform the Debut of 'Instinct' in the Robin…

Ludus Dance feature on Article 19

Article 19 has featured a video of Consequences by Ludus Dance, including footage of my soundtrack to Yael Flexer's piece What If? http://www.article19.co.uk/hdvideo2/ludus_dance_consequences.php The triple-bill format is a new departure for Ludus Dance, and Consequences features the work of three of the UK's biggest names in choreography. Nigel Charnock, celebrated for repeatedly breaking new ground,…