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Street Art Documentary Trailer Featuring My Track Algiers


Here’s a trailer for a documentary called Urbanbugs from filmmaker Aykut Alp Ersoy, featuring my music track AlgiersUrbanbugs is a documentary from Turkey which focuses on street art concepts such as graffiti, stencilling and wheatpasting, and looks into the history and contribution they’ve made to hip hop and urban culture, as well as the sociological, political and economical messages:

Algiers by Simon WilkinsonThe music track Algiers is a pulsing, driving and exciting contemporary electronica instrumental with synths, drum breaks, dramatic violin string stabs, piano riffs, sitar lines and a dusty yet modern electronic feel.

You can get the mp3 download of Algiers from my own online music shop for just 99p, as well as license this and lots more atmospheric instrumental music at low cost for your own films, YouTube videos, trailers or documentaries at the following link:

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My Score For Evolution The Grand Experiment Wins Gold Award!

Bat Evolution from Evolution: The Grand Experiment
Spontaneous Generation from Evolution: The Grand Experiment, Book and Video Series

Park City Film Festival documentary music award winnerMy music score for the documentary Evolution: The Grand Experiment (episode 1) has just won a Gold Medal for Excellence in Music for a Documentary Film at the 8th annual Park City Film Music Festival! I finished scoring episode 2 earlier this year which should be available soon.

The music for Evolution: The Grand Experiment features a wide range of styles and instrumentation from quirky orchestral plucked strings, woodwinds, percussion and other orchestral instruments to a more atmospheric ambient sound design approach.

The video clips above show some short examples featuring some of the music written for episode 1 of the documentary. The show has now aired on four television networks in Europe, four networks in North America and has been broadcast in 70 countries.

The DVD of episode 1 of Evolution: The Grand Experiment is available to buy from Amazon by clicking the following link:

Evolution: The Grand Experiment Episode 1

More of my orchestral music is available to license for your own documentaries from my music shop, or I can be hired to write the score for your documentary.
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First Darkness Film Wins 2 Awards Including Best Music At Monaco Film Festival!

David JasonThe short film First Darkness by artists Wyllie O’Hagan, that I wrote the music for, has won two awards at the Monaco Film Festival: Best Art Short Film and Best Original Music Short Film.

Pictured here are Denise and Clare at the awards ceremony in Monaco with Sir David Jason (sadly I wasn’t able to make it to the ceremony!)

This is great news and my big congratulations to Clare & Denise! I’m very proud to have my music win the award and hope the film gets more recognition for Clare & Denise’s great work.

My music wins Best Original Music award at the Angel Film Festival in MonacoYou can find out more about Wyllie O’Hagan’s film at the First Darkness Facebook page here. Click here for more details on the Angel Film Awards and here for the full list of 2010 winners -- I’m listed under the Short Film section.

First Darkness - excerpt
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ITV Documentary Series Real Crime Featuring My Music

Real CrimeITV1’s Real Crime television documentary series will be featuring my music throughout the episode Bringing Down the Gooch -- Real Crime with Mark Austin to be broadcast nationally this Monday 27th September on ITV1.

This episode focuses on the story of the specialist police team who took down the leaders of feared criminals, Manchester’s Gooch Gang. The show airs on Monday 27th September at 22:35 on ITV1 and you’ll hear my music throughout!

Update: here’s the first of three parts of the show Bringing Down the Gooch – Real Crime with Mark Austin on YouTube (you should be able to find the other 2 parts of the show at the end of this clip, or just search for them on YouTube):

Real Crime: Bringing Down The Gooch Part 1

My music features throughout the documentary, alongside tracks from DJ Shadow and a few other pieces of music. If you’re interested in licensing any of my music for your own film or documentary, please get in touch here.

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Evolution The Grand Experiment Documentary Wins 3 Awards!

The Grand Experiment Wins Three Film Awards

The documentary film that I wrote the music soundtrack for, Evolution: The Grand Experiment, has just won 3 awards at the Visual Media Catalyst Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri.

The show picked up Crown Awards in three separate categories. The documentary won first place awards in Best Youth Film, first place in Best Curriculum, and second place in Best Documentary over $50,000.

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Evolution The Grand Experiment Documentary Featuring My Music Soundtrack On Sky TV

Evolution The Grand ExperimentThe first episode of the documentary series I recently scored the music for, Evolution: The Grand Experiment by AVC Films, is being broadcast in the UK this week (Wednesday 2nd December to Monday 7th December) on Sky Channel 586.

It’s also playing on many other TV channels across the US, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and other countries. UK: Sky Channel 586 (UCB) Wed 2nd Dec @ 7.30pm Thu 3rd Dec @ 10.30am (repeat) Sun 6th Dec @ 9.30pm (repeat) Mon 7th Dec @ 3pm (repeat).

The release of the hour long documentary coincides with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species. Full details of the show, along with worldwide broadcast channels, dates and times can be found here. If you’re not a Sky subscriber, you can also stream the documentary live from UCB during the transmission times from the UCB website here.