Here’s a news article about a film called “Conviction”, a film I scored last year, but have not been able to go public about. I’m still not allowed to post a clip due to various reasons, but there is a clip at the bottom of this article HERE.
The film starring Adam Deacon, (Adulthood, Kidulthood and Shank) tells the powerful story of Andrew (Isa) Ibrahim who in April 2008 was convicted of terrorist offences including possession of an explosive substance, intent to commit terrorism and possession of articles for terrorist purposes.
Here’s a round up of some of the more wide screen film music I was working on during October last year. Some of these are for an in production American project and hilariously, one is a very rushed pitch for the new Sherlock Holmes movie (unbelievably, I don’t think I got the gig, but Hanz Zimmer was bricking it).
The ace Billy Fuller from Beak> was playing bass for me. Hope to work with him a lot in the future.
There was another great film called Conviction that I worked on last year, but for various reasons I’m not allowed to post a clip of that yet. Hopefully these will pan out into projects in this new year.
In the meantime, I’m working with Universal on a library music project that I’m very excited about. More of that soon.
Here’s a couple of new tracks from a series of demo’s I’ve put together with Paul Noble for another secret project (this all sounds very covert, doesn’t it, its only so I don’t compromise projects in production).
I am working with Paul on more mainstream modern cinematic music, which is something I have been wanting to develop for a while. Myself and Paul worked together on “Identity of the Soul”, which you can see on the Films page.
Here’s a track (its a demo really, I might add vocals) of a track I’ve done recently called “Lost”. It’s one of a batch of new tunes that I’m working on in my spare time that I’m really excited about. This spare time is going to be reduced considerably very soon after the birth of my second child, but its on its way, I promise.
For old school fans of my earlier albums here’s a rare collaboration with my old vocalist and mate Richard Palmer. I basically rinsed one of his lovely new songs and ended up with this. The vibe went straight back to 2003 but without the samples! It’s a slow burner. kind of Tindersticks meets Ennio Morricone (I wish).
So, it has been out for a while, but this is a formal announcement.
You can buy the soundtrack to Fredrik Edfeldt’s truly lovely film Flickan on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
Here’s the trailer to the original film (in Swedish);
It was quite a conceptual one for me as the music was needed to convey a variety of tones and moods on what is a sensitive subject matter (the isolation of a child) without becoming maudlin or over sentimental. We went with Piano, some very intimate cellos and violins, and lots of vintage analogue synths.
“Flickan” received two special mentions at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
“Leaving”, a short film (featuring original music by Dan Berridge/Broadway Project), is one of five films nominated for the prestigious award for Best British Short at this year’s BIFA awards.
To be eligible for the Short Film category, the film must have already won an award at a festival, making the competition particularly strong. Kierston Wareing, the female lead in Leaving, has also received one of eight nominations for Andrea Arnold’s feature film Fish Tank for Best Supporting Actress.
Leaving has already enjoyed success at various festivals and competitions including 1st prize at TCM classic shorts competition in 2008, the Silver Dragon at Crakow Film Festival, Best Film from the South West at Encounters and the Fuji Award for Best Cinematography.
Fresh from sold out full-size (5 cinema screens) screenings in Norway, Qatar, Palestine, Jordan and UAE, the “Studio” version of “Identity of the Soul” takes on its 2nd half of its mini-UK tour. You can catch it in the venues below. It really is a feast for the eyes and ears! And the closest you’ll get to see personal appearance by me.
2.30pm Saturday 7th November Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh
6.45pm Tuesday 10th November Scala Cinema, Prestatyn
7pm Wednesday 11th November Chapter Cinema, Cardiff
6.45pm Tuesday 17th November Regal Picturehouse, Henley
time tbc Sunday 20th December Pictureville Cinema, Bradford
time tbc Thursday 21st January Birmingham Library Theatre
“Identity of the Soul” is a live cinematic performance about revenge, reconciliation and the individual. The score was written by Paul Noble and myself.
“The performance is not just a supreme technical achievement, it is also profoundly moving and offers a rare insight into the human condition. … powerful, visually impressive and emotionally stirring. If you miss Terje Vigen – Identity of the Soul …you will miss something great.”
If you are living in Europe (outside the UK) then you should keep an eye out for the Swedish film “Flickan (The Girl)”, which is doing the rounds in selected cinema’s.
I’m very proud to have written all the music for this film.
The film recieved a special mention at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival and is a beautiful piece of work IMHO. Details of a UK and US release are still to be worked out, but I’ll post as soon as I know (they don’t tell me anything).
I will be releasing the soundtrack as per usual on ODS Recordings, which you’ll be able to find on iTunes, Spotify, et’al soon. Again, I’m not sure when.