Just did a new sting/mnemonic for Electric Ireland, which begins airing today. It'll be used across all their commercials.
Enjoyed developing this over a few weeks with the guys in Cawley Nea, not always the easiest thing figuring out sonic branding, you need to find a tone and melody that will work across all existing and future ad types, hopefully we found it for Electric Ireland :)
Just did another ad for IKEA (Czech Rep/Slovakia/Hungary).
More deadliness from the Boogie Films crew, expertly directed by Milan Balog.
Always enjoy scoring stuff where there's a hint of strangeness in the comedy.
Nice mention in Quip Mag -
"The score of this film is perfect, especially with its very riveting motif of a consistent beat that puts the audience in a state of trance and excitement of the situation to follow. "http://www.quipmag.com/fantasia-screening-let-us-prey/
Here's another piece of work for the Czech market, music for a VW Golf commercial. Cool to work with the good folks at Kaspen/Jung von Matt and of course Bennie Reilly on vocals.
A documentary I scored earlier this year is on the Smithsonian Network (USA) from tonight. As it's sort of an Irish/science/astrology/history show I thought I'd combine the traditional with the modern.
I got the brilliant James Mahon over to lay down the trad stuff (low whistle, flutes, uileann pipes) then used my prophet 12 and a great contact instrument called REV to create something more otherworldly underneath.
If you catch the show I hope you enjoy it!
Here's a new Club Orange commercial I just finished scoring. Really cool to get to compose a large scale Morricone tribute! Great piece of work, kudos to all at Chemistry and to the wonderful Brian Durnin who directed.
The bit with the panpipes makes me laugh every time :)
So it turns out I've two projects screening at the Edinburgh Film Festival this year which is pretty deadly.
First up, the UK premiere of "Let Us Prey" -
Director Brian O'Malley, Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham and lots more cast and crew will attend, can't make it myself unfortunately!
Screening Thur 19th @ 8:15pm and Sat 21st @ 22:40pm
Also on Saturday, a beautiful short film called "Anywhere But Here" will premiere, it's a gorgeous coming of age story directed by John Hayes as part of the Collabor8te/Nokia scheme.
Just replaced all the tubes in my Retro-Instruments Sta-Level compressor. Really pleased to have it in the signal chain again after a few weeks without, it's a great piece of kit for thickening up a mix and making elements stand out. Superb on vocals and particularly bass guitar.
Here's a crazy little song I wrote for an IKEA commercial (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary).
Thanks to the brilliant Janet Grogan for shouting/singing along with me on this one!
client : IKEA
campaign : IKEA STUVA
advertising agency : Kaspen / Jung von Matt
creative director : Lester Tullett
copywriter: Milos Koci
art director : Ales Pokorny
agency producer Tibor Hutter
director : Milan Balog
dop : Alexander Surkala
production company : Boogie Films
executive producer : Jiri George Hersalek
Great to work on this amazing piece from Royale. Thanks to Gavin @ Echolab for the lovely final mix!
Production Company: Royale
Director: Brien Holman
Music Company: Echolab
Composer: Steve Lynch
Sound Design: Gavin Little, Joe McHugh
Music Producer & Final Mix: Gavin Little
New bit of work - music for NDC commercial starring the Kearney brothers.
Directed by Brian Durnin
Produced by Red Rage Films
Agency - KICK