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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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More L.A. Lakers Videos Featuring My Dramatic Orchestral Music

Orchestral trailer music: L.A. Lakers NBA Playoffs 2010/11 Final Round
Orchestral trailer music: L.A. Lakers NBA Playoffs 2010/11 Round 1

Following on from using my music for several previous games, 2 more of my orchestral music tracks have been used to help hype up the crowd for basketball giants the L.A. Lakers in their 2010/2011 NBA season playoff games.

I created 2 new mixes of my orchestral action music tracks Aeternus (top video) and Bloodstorm (bottom video) for the Lakers’ pre-game intros at their home stadium the Staples Center.

The videos are played before the game on the stadium’s giant video screens to help build up excitement and introduce the team. The music tracks are also available to download and license for use in your own film, video or trailer from my online music shop here:

Many thanks to Peter Bailey at who produced the fantastic clips.

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New atmospheric Ambient Track & Promo Video Neon City

Atmospheric instrumental music: Neon City by Simon Wilkinson

Neon City is a new atmospheric ambient instrumental music track featuring warm organic washes of sound, slow and deep hypnotic bass, sparse percussive beats and lush Blade Runner style synths. Would work well as underscore for documentaries or atmospheric film scenes. Watch the promo video above featuring stunning photography of dark dramatic cityscapes and atmospheric night time scenes.

The track is available to download as an mp3 and can also be licensed at low cost for use in your films, documentaries, videos, promos and trailers from:

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My Music Track Scorpio Used In Dakotalapse Time Lapse Video Sub Zero

Sub Zero - winter night timelapse - watch in HD

My track Scorpio has been licensed for use in a beautiful time lapse video called Sub Zero by Randy Halverson at

Scorpio is a dramatic instrumental  music track which can be licensed for commercial or non-commercial use in your own films and videos, or just to buy as an mp3 download from my store at the link below. It’s also available to buy from iTunes (check out the links below) or feel free to get in touch if you have any licensing questions here.

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Promo Video For My Acoustic Guitar Track Snowhorses

Here’s a new promo video clip for my music track Snowhorses which features acoustic guitar, bass, piano, strings and drums. The track is available to license for use in your documentaries, films and video projects from my shop:

The video footage is used with kind permission from Randall Barr at Cinequine who provide beautiful horse photography and video:

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More Of My Orchestral Music Used In L.A. Lakers Intro Spots

L.A. Lakers Intro Video 2010 #2 Feat. Music By Simon Wilkinson

Another one of my music tracks has been used in basketball giants the L.A. Lakers’ opening intro video, played before their games at their home stadium, the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This time, my orchestral action track Excelsior was used in the video to the right which was projected onto the huge screens among the crowds before the game.

Excelsior is a dramatic orchestral track which would be ideal for trailers or promos that need music which builds to a climax and can be downloaded or licensed for use in your own projects from my mp3 shop here:

Thanks to Peter Bailey at Sideshow Studios ( who wrote, directed and edited all the graphics and video for the promo.

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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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Promo Video For Royalty Free Music Collection Vol.5 Cinematic Piano

Royalty Free Music For Documentary & Film Vol.5 (promo video) by Simon Wilkinson

Here’s the promo video for my latest royalty free music collection: Royalty Free Film & Documentary Music Vol. 5: Cinematic Piano. The music collection contains 13 tracks (48 minutes) of dark cinematic and atmospheric royalty free piano music ideal for film and documentary makers.

The music styles range from gentle and melancholy to dark, eerie and dramatic along with some moments of light and reflection. You can buy the music collection as an instant wav or mp3 download from the shop here:

Royalty-Free Film & Documentary Music Vol. 5: Cinematic Piano

Once you’ve purchased the album, you also receive a royalty free license which allows you to use the music in all your films, documentaries, monetised YouTube videos etc. with no further licensing fees (or ‘royalties’) to pay. So you get a lifetime license to keep using the music in unlimited videos.

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Royalty Free Music Collection Vol.5 Now Available: Cinematic Piano

Royalty Free Music Vol.5The 5th volume of my low cost royalty free music collections for film & documentary makers is now available from my online shop.

Royalty Free Film & Documentary Music Vol.5: Cinematic Piano contains 13 tracks (48 minutes) of atmospheric, melancholy, tense, dark (and some lighter) piano tracks aimed at film and documentary makers looking for suitable music to use in their films at a low price with no additional licensing worries.

Listen to full previews of all 13 tracks and instantly buy and download the music as either an mp3 or wav download:

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My Dramatic Orchestral Track Titan Used In L.A. Lakers’ Opening Night Intro

LA Lakers v Houston Rockets Opening Intro October 2010
L.A. Lakers Intro Video 2010 #1 Feat. Music By Simon Wilkinson

My orchestral action track Titan was used in last night’s opening ceremony for basketball team the L.A. Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Among the crowd were Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington and David Beckham.

The music introduced the Lakers in this introductory video clip just before they played their first game of the NBA season against the Houston Rockets (the Lakers won 112-110; maybe the music gave them the edge ;)

Thanks to Peter Bailey at Sideshow Studios ( who wrote, directed and edited all the graphics and video for the promo.

You can get the full orchestral track Titan to download or license for use in your own projects from my mp3 shop here: