I pleased that a piece I wrote with David Harks is being received well. Released on JumJum Records and available now on iTunes. The fruit of a creative break in Andalucia over the summer, where I worked on several collaborations, this is my first release proper with David Harks, even though we have collaborated on a number of smaller projects. So, I’m really looking forward to more.
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I was recently commissioned to score a short film for Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” Campaign, which is being used to highlight the fact that Shell are preparing to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic.
At time of posting, the film had recieved over 3m online views, which is great.
I was commissioned by my good friends Wake The Town, London.
Here’s a short film from a film-maker called Lee Foster, featuring a dance improvisation by Dancer Sam Kennedy. It features a track of mine called “Rose”.
“One Way to Osaka” has won a couple more awards at the Best Shorts competition in the US. Best film and Best Score at the “Awards of Excellence”.
Plenty of details and music from the film below.
The film was directed by The Dempsey Brothers and follows a young girl around the streets of Osaka back home to her family.
Unfortunately I wasn’t there to pick up the award, as I wasn’t invited despite having won, which is confusing, but its nice to be picked for doing something you love.
I have just finished working on my score for the upcoming BBC Natural History Documentary about Iceland, called “Iceland – A Wild Life”.
Not too much detail yet to show about the film, which should be broadcast in May, but its beautiful and hopefully the music will give you a feel for it. It was shot by my talented neighbour Ian Llewellyn.
This is a piece of music I wrote with the young Vid Warren a few years ago. I believe he recently passed away and I wanted to share it as he was wicked.
I contacted him with an idea, he came with LOADS and nailed it (with a suit on). A real shame nothing came of the track as I would loved to have seen him get a bit of publicity.
A true individual and funky as hell!!
In leu of a glut of music about to be finished and delivered (and in case it appears that I’ve given up to become a monk), heres a few tracks that I wrote end of last year, very different in nature and none with a proper home as yet. And a revealing picture of me hard at work. Respect.
The music I composed for Samsung’s “Sport Doesn’t Care” campaign for the Sotchi Winter Para-Olympics has been nominated for “Best Original Music” at the prestigious London International Awards.
See details on the LIA page.
Based in New York the Awards are “to award creativity and the power of ideas in all forms of advertising, digital, branded content, design, production and music and sound”
I’ve written a piece of music for the director Fredrik Edfeldt, which is for a Swedish company Addressandring, via Stylewar. Its nice to work with Fredrik again after composing the music for his first feature film Flickan.
I’ve just finished working on a score to a short film called “One Way to Osaka” directed by The Dempseys.
Here’s a link to the full film;
And the score on Soundcloud;
I recently scored the music to a new worldwide TV Ad campaign for Hugo Boss Bottled perfume, called “Boss Reloaded – Man of Today”.
The Spot features Gerald Butler.
Here is the full piece that I composed for the ad.
I’m close to releasing a collection of tracks written with my friend and long-term collaborator Matthew Bourne. Its provisionally titled Bourne/Berridge/Bourne and features 7 tracks written last autumn backwards and forwards from Bristol to North Yorkshire.
I’m sure that we will continue to amend and add to this collection of tracks before I finally release it officially, but its certainly warrants sharing now
I recently put a few test pieces together for a new BBC Documentary about Iceland. Its currently being filmed by the wonderful Andrew Chastney and Ian LLewellyn (Ian’s stills photography has to be seen to be believed- Ian on Instagram).
The initial idea for the music is to create some kind of relationship between natural sounds “in the field” and music within a number of minimal pieces, using natural sounds as a raw material for electronic processing to create a hybrid of musical/environmental, and then to build the score around these. I will hopefully be working with renowned field recordist Chris Watson, which will also be a privilege.
Its a challenge. But hopefully one that will create an immersive score that is “alive” with the environment. These are a few tracks where I tried out a few ideas. Next step is to get out in the field to record raw materials for the rest of the score.
Also, I would recommend the lovely blog of the filming of this program called “In the Footsteps of Giants”
Here’s a trailer for a film I worked on last year for Vincent Genot called “DERRIERE LA LUNE”. It will be appearing at festivals around Europe in the coming months.
I have already posted the music from the score on a previous post below.
This is a film made for the Winter Paralymics which I wrote some music for. Entitled “Sport Doesn’t Care”. Hopefully the delicate situation out there will settle down and let people get back to doing positive things like the amazing athletes featured in the film!!
Here’s the original track used, which you can download if you so wish;
I am just about to digitally release the second collection of works for and from various projects I’ve worked on in the past year or two. It’s available on Spotify, iTunes, Bleep, etc
From the PR blurb “Strongly rooted in bedroom urban electronic production and creative sound design, Dan’s work combines modern production techniques and minimal live orchestration. Taking confidence and inspiration from artists such as Cristobel Tapia De Veer and Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross, Dan has consciously discarded the overblown pseudo-orchestration that dominates much Soundtrack music today to compile this richly atmospheric album of “Film Works”.”
I’ve just finished writing music for a French film by director Vincent Genot.
Its a lovely deep surreal-drama piece, which I really enjoyed writing for. Here’s the music and I will post trailers and clips at a later date.