I’m presently working with Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order) on arrangements of Joy Division songs for choir (and Peter’s band) to be performed at Manchester Cathedral 15th November as part of a charity gig in aid of Music For Cities. Sold out weeks ago unfortunately, but more information can be found on the charity Facebook Page.
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with The xx and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Clark Rundell) along with Radio 1 for The xx Symphony in Bridlington, Yorkshire. Thanks for everyone involved who made it happen – an experience I’ll never forget. I’ve posted some more pictures of the event and rehearsals on my blog here. [update] It’s not available to watch on iPlayer any more although there is a low-res version on Youtube which I’ve linked to on my Listen/Watch page. Hopefully a higher resolution video will surface soon!
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Very happy to announce I’m presently collaborating with Mercury prize winning band The xx and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert on the 19th September which will be broadcast live on Radio 1 for Zane Lowe. It will be a mixture of new orchestral arrangements of songs from “xx” and the forthcoming “Coexist” which will be released on September 10th. Tickets will be made available via a random draw.. BBC Philharmonic website here. BBC News story here.
Earlier this year I scored the music to a documentary about iconic photographer Don McCullin directed by Don’s one time assistant Jacqui Morris. Beautifully shot on 16mm film, McCullin is being produced by Steve Milne of the British Film Company (Senna, The King’s Speech, Moon) and Rankin Film Productions. Thought it would be a good opportunity to put some snippets of my score onto this site… I’m hoping to release the entire 22 track album on iTunes sometime in the coming weeks / months. To be notified when it will be available, sign up to my info list here.
A mini site for the soundtrack can be found at mccullinsoundtrack.com
(all music © Alex Baranowski 2012)
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I’m presently composing music for a beautifully shot short film directed by Savvas Stavrou called “Dorothea“. The film is in Greek with English Subtitles, and will be receiving its first screening in the UK in the coming weeks.
More information about the film can be found on this website.
I’m presently composing music and sound for The Prophet at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill directed by new artistic director Christopher Haydon - opening on 14th June 2012, more information can be found at the Gate’s website here.
It’s been a busy start to the year. And helpfully due to a raft of non-disclosure agreements I haven’t been able to tell you too much about it..
I’m presently working on a pilot for the BBC, heavily based around music. I’ve also recently recorded a number of my orchestral pieces with an orchestra at London’s Air Edel recording studios, as well as working on some interesting projects with The Times and some exciting fashion brands.. Hopefully I’ll be able to divulge more in the coming months.
One project I can talk about is feature documentary McCullin, a wonderfully moving film about acclaimed war photographer Don McCullin which I started composing for late last year. Directed by Don’s one time photography assistant Jacqui Morris and produced by the British Film Company and Rankin Film Productions, the music and edit should be finished later this month. All being well the soundtrack will be on iTunes on the film’s release..
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I’ve recently collaborated with Royal Ballet choreographer Jonathan Watkins on a ballet piece for world renowned dance company Ballet Black. Together Alone will be performed at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre 29th Feb – 6th March 2011, with a subsequent UK tour.
I’ll be posting some music snippets up onto this site next month. To find out more or to book tickets visit the ROH website.
I’ve recently completed music and sound for Kenneth Hoyt’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Sea Plays, at the Old Vic Tunnels from 23rd Jan to 18th Feb. A co-production with the Old Vic, and commissioned by Kevin Spacey, the unique space beneath Waterloo Station is the perfect setting for three of O’Neill’s Sea Plays Bound East For Cardiff, In The Zone and The Long Voyage Home. To read more about the production click here. I’ll be putting up some music from the show here shortly…
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