Thursday, 4 June 2015

Maunraag (Monologue) - Original Soundtrack iTunes release

In 2013, I wrote and created a soundtrack for the fascinating art-film Maunraag (Monologue) by Vaibhav Abnave. It is an artistic, experimental, intelligent, super film, and was a joy to work on.

It's exciting to have the first iTunes release for one of my soundtracks finally up. The album is available here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/maunraag-monologue/id974620734

The soundtrack is one continuous composition based primarily on one sound source, then broken down into tracks and segments for the film and the album. It involves elements of electro-acoustic composition, Musique Concrete, sampling & field recording, recorded performance of conventional instruments, found objects & created/invented instruments.

Super review just in for 'Stow | Phasing' (Raw Tonk Records)

Lovely review just came through for Stow | Phasing - Anton Mobin & Benedict Taylor (Raw Tonk Records)

Check the original French article here:

http://orynx-improvandsounds.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/duos-du-haut-itau-oki-axel-dorner.html

Do use an online translation option to have a look in English. 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

BBC Art feature on 'Fireworks'

Great to have a feature on BBC Arts for 'Fireworks' at the Royal Court Theatre

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1729sK1TZFxfn5gvDcSfyxq/siege-mentality-fireworks-at-the-royal-court


Creative Team:


Director: RICHARD TWYMAN, Writer: DALIA TAHA, Translator: CLEM NAYLOR, Designer: LIZZIE CLACHAN, Lighting Designer: NATASHA CHIVERS, Composer: BENEDICT TAYLOR, Sound Designer: GEORGE DENNIS
Cast:
Samar: SHEREEN MARTIN, Khalid: SALEH BAKRI, Ahmad: NABIL ELOUAHABI, Khalil: YUSUF HOFRI and GEORGE KARAGEORGIS, Lubna: EDEN NATHENSON and SHAKIRA RIDDELL-MORALES, Nahla: SIRINE SABA

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

'Fireworks' - Royal Court Theatre

Thrilled to be back composing at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

'Fireworks' by Dalia Taha, directed by Richard Twyman kicked off with previews on the 12th.

Press night is on the 19th February, get a ticket for the run if you can…

A pleasure to be working with such an ace creative team:

http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/fireworks/?tab=2

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

'Striations' for solo viola - online release with itunes & amazon!!!

It's official...Very exciting to be releasing all solo viola and composition projects with itunes & amazon. 

The first is 'Striations' for solo viola. It was released in 2013 and is available on CD, but now is also available here:


and here: 


to be continued...