The feature documentary 'Rebel of the Keys' is being screened on Thursday as part of the Open City Documentary Festival at Crouch End Picturehouse on Thursday 7th September. Try and get along to see it if you can. Follow the link below for more details.
An important part of what I do involves some really essential creativity within the education world in partnership with a fabulous arts trust called http://www.itsallaboutthemusic.co.uk/
This is our most recent show - a true celebration of the power of music, dance, poetry and most importantly, collaboration.
'How High the Moon' - Premiered at The Royal Festival Hall 3rd July 2017
I feel very privileged to be part of such a talented team in creating this work.
Finally got round to watching some of this 6 parter with my youngest daughter Mimi (4yrs old) who loves art - who says we have to only spoon feed our children CBeebies 'Do You Know?' (music by me 😉) after all.
A musical extravaganza involving over 500 young performers accompanied by pro musicians/dancers/actors premiers at The Royal Festival Hall Monday 3rd July 7pm. Tickets available at the box office. Music and show concept by Laura Howe and myself. Choreography by Natasha Khamjani with poetry/narration by Mark Charles. Produced by Its All About The Music Trust and Southwark Music Hub.
It's still under wraps but feels like a rite of passage to be writing for my first Netflix series (happening right now!) I hope I can do the Netflix 'duh duoing' justice, which is in Dmajor incidentally, a very positive key by all accounts! More news on this to follow on completion.
One of my cues for this show has been chosen for the pre titles (aka titles but with talking about the show). Pretty chuffed with that; check back here for an airing date.
I've got a busy day. Must eat well. Must eat well.
Learning an instrument is not about becoming a music professional, it is absolutely, a key developer of the growing mind in the same way sports education is essential to develop growing bodies. Which is why our state education should represent this in the same way it prioritises and funds sport. Unless of course 'they' don't want us to be too clever.. but I'd hate to be that cynical.
Really chuffed with last night's 2nd screening of Rebel Of The Keys at JW3. A full house with lots of important guests including David Pountney CBE who features in the documentary! I felt inspired to package up the original soundtrack today to help promote the film, so here it is if you fancy a listen. https://soundcloud.com/rosspowermusic/sets/rotk-soundtrack
To find out more about the film and André Tchaikowsky's incredible life, visit https://rebelofthekeys.com
An inspirational film for the Jaguar Landrover Brightsparks programme. Made by Catsnake Film.
Rebel Of The Keys, a documentary about the pianist/composer André Tchaikowsky (I both scored and sound designed) is being screened at lovely cinema at JW3, Finchley Road on the 7th February at 20:30. It's not a huge cinema so book early here;
There's a Q&A afterwards and I think I'll be popping along too. Let me know if you can make it!
Pleased to announce the release of a new Virgin Trains commercial I scored at the end of last year for their new onboard entertainment system. Thank you Sarah Field and Ben Cummings for your soaring trumpets!
Very pleased to be working alongside Andy Jones again and this time on a new show for Sky Arts. Can't say too much at this stage, but we're having a great time making some really interesting (and awesome) 'art' inspired music!
I had an excellent time yacht racing on Sunday down at Ramsgate on the Assassin ( a very speedy 40footer). Glad that the old muscle memory kicked back in, has been a while! We were first on the water, not sure of our position after handicap applied but it felt damn good!
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Literally had THE next generation staying with us this week for The Shawshank Redemption theatre tour at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. Both the brilliant Daniel Stewart (Blunt Talk, The Detonator & son of Sir Patrick) and the lovely Jeff Alexander (Death in Paradise, Doctors) thoroughly enjoyed my new showreels (poor fellas) and whole heartedly endorse me for composing work ;-) Even after I played 'StarTrek : The Next Generation' theme at breakfast this morning.
Some fab poetry by Mark Charles, choreography by Natasha Khamjani and music by Laura Howe and myself.
And here's the theme tune that the wife (Abi Gilchrist) sung and I played and arranged parts on. Written by the adorable Andy Jones of '2bit recordings'. You can see some of the in-series music I wrote on my documentary reel and work tab. This show is basically a 'how things work' for kids.. Though I've learnt a few things that I 'didn't know' already! R
Feeling pretty chuffed and so much more creative with this new 6footer in my life!!