Using room tones in Theatre & Dance Soundtracks

Room tones are the sound of silence. I've borrowed the term 'roomtone' from the film industry, where regular practice is to record the stillness of a room or location after each shoot. That way, when various takes of are edited together, they can be glued into one continuous scene by a consistent audio background. Every environment has a…

Thank you Vilnius!

I had an amazing time performing at the New Baltic Dance Festival last week in Vilnius, Lithuania. It's a beautiful, and green capital city, and i really enjoyed my stayed there. The festival was really well organised, and it was great to perform to such a great audience. It was an honour for me to play…

Reunited with an old friend

It's great to be back in the studio this week with my close collaborator, Jerrel Jackson, researching his new piece Letters from Birmingham. I have a long history of successful collaborations with Jerrel, and it feels fantastic to be working together again after a few years apart. Letters from Birmingham is a unique contemporary dance…

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.…

Ready or Not

After an electric week in Eastleigh, the soundtrack to Commotion Dance's new piece has been finished. It's always fun composing for a new company, and even more so when the company develop contemporary dance pieces for young audiences. 'Ready Or Not' takes a peek at a world of hide and seek. With dancing, music and…