Aladdin and the stolen stories
Like HUMBUG before it, this was a series of interactive adventure films for families. However, this time, viewers were also able to search Bradford community parks for further clues in the form of QR codes, which could unlock an additional set of animated films.
HUMBUG was a set of short online films, set at Christmas, that together created an interactive narrative which families could enjoy at home.
It was be released online on 1st December.
To see the trailer and listen to the main theme suite, visit the Portfolio
Leaver's Song Project
Writer / Drama Teacher Sian Willams and I met Year Six teaching bubbles each week via video conferencing, to explore their memories of Primary School and their hopes and fears about the changes ahead. The process was especially poignant under lockdown, with pupils already familiar with the experience of missing those close to them.
The project gave the pupils a degree of outlet for their current situation, along with a unique musical record of this developmental milestone.
Viral Music was an online community music and writing project that I ran for residents of the Bradford District. It was funded by the Bradford Council Covid-19 Response Fund, and ran for two weeks during May 2020.
Participants of all abilities, ages and backgrounds collaborated online, creating and developing musical and lyrical themes, exploring the experience of life in lockdown.
For more information on Viral Music, including feedback from participants, click here.
The Not So Ugly Sisters
Since February 2020, I have been recording, mixing and mastering accompanying music, to be played during performances of The Not So Ugly Sisters, a Leeds Playhouse, Red Ladder and Wrongsemble co-production.
The music was performed by a variety of session musicians and includes piano, keyboard, drums, acoustic, bass and electric guitars, and brass instruments.
Some virtual instrumentation has also been added using sampled music libraries.
In February and March 2020, I worked as an Actor and Musician at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire, working with pupils to devise a musical performance based on the Easter Story.
This also involved performing accompanying music during rehearsals and performance, recording pupils’ voices and creating vocal backing tracks, and creating soundscape tracks using sound effects, samples, instruments and synthesisers.