Tim Gane (Stereolab) & Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas) originally paired up for the record ‘Turn On’ in 1996. A huge fan of both The High Llamas and Stereolab, French director Marc Fitoussi asked the duo to create his film soundtracks. Fitoussi wanted them to deliver something that captured what he loved about both bands to create distinctive scores for his films to rival classic film composers such as Ennio Morricone, François de Roubaix and Piero Picconi.
In his own right, Sean O’Hagan is an arranger having worked with artists such as Paul Weller, The Coral, Stereolab, Super Furry Animals , Doves, Cornelius, St Etienne, Vanessa D'Mata, Sondre Lechre and Tim Burgess. Sean also developed sound-scapes for contemporary art installations Musical Painting (2003), Musical Wheel (2007) as well as occasionally acting as musical director for institutes such as the Barbican (Tropicalia season )and the Southbank (Meltdown Lost ladies of Folk 2009).
2000 – 'Sunburn' directed by Kieron Murphy
2007 – 'La vie d’artiste' directed by Marc Fitoussi
Here we compile a selection of COMPOSERS with a proven track record in producing bespoke music for Film+TV taken from the extensive Domino roster. For more information about hiring our writers and artists for bespoke projects please do not hesitate to contact the Domino Film+TV team.
Mike Lindsay founded the band “Tunng” in 2004. He co-wrote and produced all four of the group’s albums, and has been considered a pioneer of the “folktronica” scene. His work with Tunng has seen him touring the World, playing with an eclectic range of musical talent from Tuareg band and Tinariwen to Canadian hip hop artist Buck 65. Film4 used Tunng song ‘Woodcat’ for 6 months on their seasonal advertising. He has produced a number of albums for other contemporary folk and experimental artists in the meantime, among them Serafina Steer, Hannah Peel, Bethjeans Houghton, and Cibelle.
His production work has also seen him co-writing and producing two tracks on the Mercury Music Prize winning Speech Therapy by Speech Debelle.
Mike has worked on bespoke music composition for Film and TV since 2002, being involved in large re-branding campaigns for ITV in 2003 and again in 2004, as well as sound-tracking many high end commercials (O2, T-mobile, Littlewoods, Samsung and Honda) all of which carried his characteristic music identity.
Mike is currently writing and producing a solo record in Iceland based on his experiences living in the far north of the country, in collaboration with an eclectic group of local musicians.
David Lowe is an established composer and producer working primarily in television, radio, branding, idents and commercials. David's music includes the current themes for BBC News, as well as The One Show, Panorama, Ray Mears, Grand Designs and the identity for BBC World Service. He has also created branding identities for Al Arabiya and Abu Dhabi TV in the Middle East, NDTV India and TV2 Norway.
He is well known for his 1998 Touch and Go hits including ‘Would You...?’. The follow up single ‘Straight...to Number One’ was chosen by Apple to launch the iTunes site in the USA, and other commercials include Walls Solero, Nokia, San Pellegrino and Calsberg to name a few. David has crafted music for British Airways, DHL, The Sunday Times, Visa and Harvey’s Bristol Cream and Haagen Dazs. David works out of his own studio in central London. MORE
(trailer for Home Sick - Population 1280 Films - 2007)
Together, Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra are best known asZombion Relapse Records (Domino Publishing). They have for some time developed a synthesized sensory exploration that intensifies the senses with Moore on guitar and bass and Paterra drums. Theirs is an altogether more science fiction vibe and one that sits well amongst soundtrack artists like Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind, Gil Melle and John Carpenter. Some parts of their latest album 'Spirit Animal' would not be out of place in an early 90s action movie (Earthly Powers) whereas with other elements more ethereal and thoughtful (Spirit Animal) - may be the conclusion of a conflict.
Their track record as being credited for writing original scores to film soundtracks particularly horror/thriller productions worthy of note:
Bill Ryder-Jones began his musical career as the lead guitarist of The Coral, a six piece band whose psychedelic strain of guitar music exploded onto the Liverpool music scene in 2002. Highly wary of the singer-songwriter tag, Bill is now mainly focusing on a solo album and would rather be known for instrumental pieces perhaps born out of is affection for the film soundtrack works of Ennio Morricone, Jonny Greenwood, Yann Tiersen and Michael Galasso. Keen to score films himself, Bill is in the middle of exploring new liaisons with well known soundtrack writers including working on the features soundtrack to Kieron Hawkes' London based thriller, Piggy.
Bill released an album 'If' in 2011 recorded with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra inspired by 'If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller' by Italo Calvino .
2009 Short Film – Leave Taking (Dir. Laurence Easeman) funded by Vision and Media
2010 Short Film –Self Harm What’s Happening? (Dir. Justin Doherty) for LCET
Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Eaton, is best known to Domino as one of the founding members of Pram but also as an accomplished sound designer with professional experience in theatre and film. Over the past three years, Matt has worked on countless scores for projects including Hamlet (Creation Theatre Co), It Ain't All Bollywood (Rifco Arts) and most recently worked on a production The Gambler for BBC Radio 3. Versitile and swift, Matt enabled by his own studio facilities has created sounds from exotic asian to mysterious and eerie to sugar plum nursery style. Only Matt knows how to make running a screwdriver along an electric guitar sound like the perfect match for an underwater dream.
Pram themselves are no strangers to film and TV usage. 'Track of the Cat' was used on a BT advert and have had uses in other commercials including Volkswagen 30 Years in the Making. Last summer, Birmingham (UK) had the pleasure of premiering a new collaboration between Filmficciones and Domino artist Pram at Supersonic Festival. The half hour show screened black and white horror film footage accompanied by a live original soundtrack by Pram. Commissioned by Capsule (the curators of Supersonic festival), the show hopes to venture nationwide and beyond. Here you can watch the trailer for this production.
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artists for their media music searches across both the Domino Recording
and Domino Publishing companies. It also includes music from labels we
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