I've been wrapping my head around sound for virtual reality. Or should that be wrapping the sound for virtual reality around my head? It was good to work in an area that feels as if it is still discovering itself, even if at times if felt like the early days of plumbing: pipe the sound from one place to another, tape the ends together, press play and see if it works – or leaks all over the place. End of clumsy metaphor. This first piece is with the Guardian. I wrote some of the music and looked after the postproduction, sound design and 360 mix.
A series of podcast tales for kids heading – or being dragged – on holiday, gleefully mashing up local folklore, written by Paul Magrs and virtuosically read by Andrew Scott. This was for the Guardian in collaboration with Airbnb. I wrote the music and did the sound design. Choose from Jack the Giant Killer, The Wandering Knight of Zagreb, The Dragon of Palma de Mallorca, Pinochio and the Field of Miracles, The Legend of the Almond Trees.
My cartooning conspirator Joe Berger has a great new book coming out called Lyttle Lies. This is the trailer for it, and Joe wanted some kind of wonky jazz to accompany it, so came to me. I'm not sure of the jazz quality, but I'm pretty confident it is wonky.
No idea what picture to use for this update, so opted for one of me fishing with hydrophones in Sweden, apropos of precisely nothing.
Just finished some title music and incidental scoring for a show that is to be aired next year on UKTV, called Henry IX, written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. So look out for that if there's still a planet Earth in 2017.
Working again with G-Labs in the US, have been scoring and sound designing a podcast for them, called Progress Personified. It follows on from the Defining Moments series from earlier in the year.
Also over at Guardian towers, I've been delving in to ambisonics and VR sound, helping out on Underworld and some of the forthcoming VR material for next year.
I wrote some music and did the sound edit on this documentary, written and directed by Zed Nelson, about gun owners in the US – the first of a new series with the Guardian. Click on the image to see the film, or view the interactive on the Guardian website.