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I play guitar/sing in a contemporary folk/pop/rock covers trio, many of our covers are our own arrangements. I play keys/guitar in a barn dance band. I compose music for media and personal projects, including alternative rock and brass band hybrids.
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Muse, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, rage Against the machine, Franz ferdinand, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, Steve Vai, Philip Glass, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Stravinksky, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Bach, Don Davis, Alan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer.
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Several electric guitars, digital piano, home studio.
Curious OdditiesA quirky track somewhat in the style of Thomas Newman, to underscore an quirky character discovering new things in the world.
Rising-Dark_130bpm_stephenrichardson_100%_DramaDark and mysterious piece that would suit an edgy drama.
The-Approach_130bpm_stephenrichardson_100%_Drama - Pub. Thermal Music
The-Approach_130bpm_stephenrichardson_100%_Drama - Pub. Thermal Music
Pulchros-in-Lucem_80bpm_stephenrichardson_100%_DramaA softly building emotive piece
Aeternum_37bpm_stephenrichardson_100%_AmbientA lush choral piece of ebb and flow
Effortless_50bpm_stephenrichardson_100%_AmbientA slowly flowing piece of ambient pianos and strings
CoveredAn excerpt from a new short film to help create more awareness of the distress and depression that living with body dysmorphia can cause.
LegendUnderscore written for scenes from a dystopian film. In the scenes we see a deserted city, and meet the protagonist; the only human left alive, who must hunt, and run for survival.
Blue MouseWritten to underscore scenes from a dark detective drama. In the scenes we see the circumstances leading up to a little girl's abduction.
Zorbo The Grik (Chuggers)
Zorbo The Grik (Chuggers)Written to emulate the famous track, for a comic fight scene in a new stage comedy called 'Chuggers' (about charity chuggers!)
Metaphysical Flux - premiere, Salford University 2017
Metaphysical Flux - premiere, Salford University 2017A hybrid of brass band and electric guitar, inspired by artists such as Muse, Philip Glass, Ramin Djawadi, and Hans Zimmer.
Collision Theory, Salford Academic Finale 2016
Collision Theory, Salford Academic Finale 2016
Parts - Agent scene
Parts - Agent sceneUnderscore from a short film called 'Parts' (IMDB 2016), by director Naqqash Khalid. In this scene, an actor is interviewed for a role, but he finds he must sacrifice a little more than he had anticipated in order to get the part… Cliff Martinez's work on the Drive soundtrack was largely the influence for this piece.
Collision TheoryAn epic, filmic collision of orchestra, electric guitar and electronics, meet in this clash of music and science.
Black BessieTitle track written for a Victorian era adventure series. Black Bessie; lady by day, thief by night.
Poison EarthTitle track written for a b-movie style end-of-the-world science-fiction series.
The Larson Paige Investigations
The Larson Paige InvestigationsTitle track written for a film-noir themed drama.
The Art of Loving Lexi - Theatre underscore
The Art of Loving Lexi - Theatre underscoreWritten for a valentines themed play, to underscore the climactic scene (the kiss!)
MysteriosoA darkly mysterious piece, with a persistent, hypnotic sense of pace.
Ancient FuturePersian santoor, tibetan singing bowls, screaming guitars, piano, and a good dose of string col legno make up this hybrid of sounds and effects.
The Curious Case
The Curious CaseWritten as an exercise using only two chords; this piece was the result. I see it as a period detective piece with a hint of gothic.
The Fate Of Freedom
The Fate Of FreedomA typical, sweeping orchestral piece a la Hans Zimmer.
A Key, a Rose, an Unfound Door
A Key, a Rose, an Unfound DoorMy own title piece for the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. And the Tower is closer.
Hope for Humanity (Expressive Artists)
Hope for Humanity (Expressive Artists)Sci-fi epic piece, typical end-of-the-world fare; humanity's last hope.
Collision Theory Premiere for Brass band (Offbeat Publishing)
Collision Theory Premiere for Brass band (Offbeat Publishing)Salford University's Brass band performs the premiere of Collision Theory at a concert of the same name, that included a programme of contemporary works by leading composers.
Lead the Way - uplifting strings (CBMSD)
Lead the Way - uplifting strings (CBMSD)Remixed track, written for a documentary pilot about guide dogs.
Legacy Of Dreams, RNCM Wind Band (2012, Studio Music)
Legacy Of Dreams, RNCM Wind Band (2012, Studio Music)Written for a wind band competition (the piece was a 2nd runner up), on an Olympic theme. Published by Studio Music.
Destiny has a Whammy pedal - Bleeding Fingers Contest
Destiny has a Whammy pedal - Bleeding Fingers ContestBrass, pianos, guitars, fuzz, whammy, big drums - and the tubular bell thrown in for good measure at the end ;) All the fun for this one.
Disco BrassOriginally written for brass band, as an experiment to write a dance anthem in a brass band context - re-written as an actual dance style track.
Social Media Promo
Social Media PromoWritten for a social media promo, this piece needed to have a contemporary feel with flavours of recent tracks that were given as reference.
The Prelude Tour
The Prelude TourI was asked to write some music for a promo video, for a new play by an up and coming theatre company. The temp track the director had been using was 'Isjaki' by Sigur Ros, thus I had a lot of fun producing this track with a dark and slightly Sigur Ros undertone (and a few others).
ArtemisWalking home from a job in Twickenham and this ostinato was going round in my head...
Art and the Mannequins
Art and the MannequinsPiece I wrote for Art & the Mannequins, a new start up Publishing and Production Company. Little coldplay influence in here, and without doubt a good dose of Katy Perry! You can see the video and find out more about the company here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/395856609/art-and-the-mannequins-an-anthology
Breakbeat Runner 1
Breakbeat Runner 1A track I wrote purely to try something I hadn't tried before; a sort of synthy breakbeat dance track, with an influence from the recent Tron soundtrack - as yet unfinished, but I like where it's going so far...
EpicentreThis was written purely as an exercise - just an interesting riff that popped into my head one morning. Interesting because it was in 11/8 time, and not many things in 11/8 tend to come to the surface! Although in writing, I ended up converting it to 5/8 as the 11/8 conflicted with the bass motif I wanted to employ. Anyway, it's a fairly typical, tense, filmic piece, just for fun.
Pedigree PoultryThis was an interesting one! I had the opportunity to write music for another MA student's film, called Pedigree Poultry. This time it was for a documentary on chickens, and specifically people who rear them for competitions (like dog shows, but with chickens)! I was given a temp track, which had a gypsy flavour to it, and so this piece was my response, which became the title theme. It was actually inspired by a Muse song, oddly enough... would be very impressed with anyone who can guess which one!
Uptown ChickI wanted to write something tender but subtly oddball for this scene, where one of the competing chickens is being cleaned up and manicured in the kitchen - considering the scene is a little oddball in itself! By complete accident (honest!), I came up with a theme very reminiscent of Uptown Girl, which upon realisation of such I decided was actually quite a suitable parallel, considering not many chickens have the privilege of being washed by hand in the kitchen sink! I have also fallen in love with the Dulcimer!
Chariots of Chickens
Chariots of ChickensThis was a very obviously inspired (or somewhat borrowed...) piece just to give the opening of the Pedigree Poultry competition scenes a little... competition flavour!
Mumford & Chicks
Mumford & ChicksThis piece provided the soundtrack for the actual chickens competition scenes for Pedigree Poultry, and more or less concludes the episode (bar a repetition of the title music at the credits). If it wasn't obvious form the title, I chose the music of the popular folk band, Mumford and Sons, for my inspiration here, as it felt a fitting tone for the occasion!
Tales of Tilly - Title Music
Tales of Tilly - Title MusicThis I wrote for the title sequence of a friend's TV pilot, proposed for a Cbeebies bedtime hour series, called Tales of Tilly. In the series, Tilly would travel in her dreams to a different country in each episode, where she would meet new friends to help her achieve a task. In the title sequence, the camera pans over several flags of the world. I decided to reflect this by having the music change style according to whichever flag was in shot, but with a constant theme (Tilly's theme) running throughout. I hope you can tell from the music which flags are represented here!
Tilly Episode A
Tilly Episode AThis is a medley of the music I wrote for the Tales of Tilly episode. The episode visits iconic Australian locations, so I tried to use a good selection of different instruments to create interesting sounds appropriate for the scenes, with the hope that it would help to engage children and communicate a little of what the locations are about - for example a didgeridoo for the scene at Ayers rock; a sample of a choir for the Sydney Opera House; and harp arpeggios for the Great Barrier Reef.
Gypsy DanceI wrote this out - randomly enough - after coming home having just taken part in a production of Macbeth... oddly cheery in contrast to the tone of the aforementioned play! A kind of gypsy dance - is to me, what it feels like - it was knocking around in my head as I walked home, and well... sometimes you've just got to get it out of your head! I probably wouldn't have slept otherwise. May expand on it more another time. I can imagine it on an HSBC ad, or maybe Apple... Whatever its purpose, here it is!
My Life, My Nan, and Her Best Friend
My Life, My Nan, and Her Best FriendThis one is a medley of music I wrote for a friend's documentary, proposed for CBBC's 'My Life' series. The doc is about the three kids' Nan, and her guide dog. Their Nan suffers from a rare condition that causes blindness, and so well into her adult years, she had to learn to cope with the help of her guide dog, Shane - her best friend. The doc. shows aspects her everyday life, sees the kids raise money for a guide dogs charity with a cake-sale, demonstrates guide dog training, and culminates in a trip to the library with Shane's assistance - the music for which is up as a separate track called 'Shane Leads the Way'. I used several different ideas, which include a primary piano/marimba motif that represents the theme for the episode, an acoustic guitar theme which provides a lot of the general underscore, a silly banjo idea to underscore some of the fun scenes, and multi-tracking of myself whistling to underscore a scene with lots of dogs!
My Life, My Nan - Shane Leads the Way
My Life, My Nan - Shane Leads the WayThis underscore was written for the climactic scene from the 'My Life' documentary on guide dogs (described in the last track). In the scene the guide dog, Shane, successfully takes the Children's Nan from home to the local Library. It was re-written from another of my tracks called Walking On, which never got used for its original purpose - waste not want not ;)
News ThemeI was asked to write a typical News-Room theme for a play, both with an intro and an outro - the two are combined into this one recording. It's quite strongly influenced by the BBC news theme.
Legacy of Dreams
Legacy of DreamsWritten for the RAF Central Band, this is an excerpt of a live recording from the concert. The piece is published through Studio Music, and was recorded on the 2012 RNCM wind orchestra CD, titled Legacy of Dreams. It can be purchased from the Studio Music website.
Ascension, Salford University Brass (2012, Kirklees Music)
Ascension, Salford University Brass (2012, Kirklees Music)An excerpt from my piece for brass band, which recently won the Kirklees composition competition. This is the fantastic Salford University Brass band, who did exceptionally well with it after very limited rehearsal time.
The Lush 627, Delta Sax Quartet
The Lush 627, Delta Sax QuartetAn excerpt of my arrangement of a piece I wrote with an old friend, Henrik Marshall-Sims, in the all-too-brief days of our old band: Moon Unit. Its jazzy tone is far removed from the spaced-out, ambient track it came out of. This is the Delta Saxophone Quartet, reading this for the first time for a quick recording.
A Dance to Forget
A Dance to ForgetAnd another super old one re-worked into Logic for fun, but with added horns..! Gotta love those french horns. Began as a bit of silliness, but I actually quite like what it's turned into... Check out the techno harpsichord ;)
WasteExcerpt of an old thing I wrote ages ago, recently re-worked into Logic for a bit of fun. You'll never guess the influence on this one... ;)