Obsessed with music all my life, I graduated in music from Oxford University and went on to perform, arrange and, later, teach music.
I was invited to compose and direct the music for a new play in 2015, and this pulled me heavily back into the creative side of sound and music, focusing in particular on animation, audio productions and film.
I then completed a master’s degree in Music and Sound for Film and Games at the University of Hertfordshire.
My research has focused on the power of sound to tap into subconscious processes and convey subjective experiences, so I often look for – or develop – audio-visual projects that exploit this quality in sound to ‘get inside the skin’ of others.
Suspended – a short animated film for charity Herts Welcomes Syrian Families – director, composer and sound designer, working in collaboration with animator Rosie Wyllie.
The team making Suspended will be taking our work further with a second film for UK Quakers, which will explore human migration in a more holistic way.
I’m currently exploring an immersive, historical audio drama based on a real event in Hertford, accessed by walking in the town, supported by local authorities, and working in collaboration with a local playwright.
I am writing a new opera, commissioned by St Albans Chamber Opera and based on a local ghost story, to be performed in 2021.
Sound and music for screen
Movers, a short comic animation. Composer and sound designer (2018)
Yoga Timelapse for photographer David McKnight – created soundtrack (2017)
From With the Light, a project exploring sensory overload and raising an autistic child using soundtrack to accompany images from a book by Keiko Tobe – composer and sound designer (2017)
Refugee Blues for Herts Welcomes Syrian Families – musical setting of poem to accompany series of stills exploring the refugee crisis, used at public awareness raising events (2016)
Audio Drama Production Podcast Extravaganza – live show of audio drama shorts at Vaults Festival, London. Composer for Cheerfultown and Shadow of Ignorance. (2018)
First Light, a new play by Kate Miller – composer of background and incidental music and director of music (2015)
Sound and music for audio media
Breathless for 11th hour Audio Productions – composer
Wolpertingers for 11th hour Audio Productions – composer
The Bird and the Snake for Pulp Pourri Theatre – composer
All’s Fair – sci-fi audio drama series – sound designer (My behind-the-scenes bonus feature on making the sound effects and their symbolism!)