This is what has been occupying me, the trombone and a bag of foley FX for the month of October. "A musical detective story, part comedy thriller, part concert experience, performed by a multi-tasking cast of impossible talent" Stewart Lee
Never have I deliberately recorded so much wind. I was the sound recordist for this 360 shoot in Patagonia. This is best viewed via headset in order to take in the full view (and fall over furniture). Also in the 360 world, I recorded some mating frogs … I was asked to, honest …
So, years ago, in a time of greater leisure, I became intrigued by what I now see has been called the Melvyn Bragg Abrupt Opener – the most magnificent examples of which are to be heard in his Radio 4 programme In Our Time. After discovering that Oliver Burkeman shared this curiosity, I became unhinged enough to start cutting together the top of the show in order to experience the full, cumulative effect of being repeatedly taken back to the year 1493 (etc) at the drop of a hat. Now that In Our Time is about to celebrate a 20th anniversary, and the New Yorker has even picked up on the "abrupt opener", I've decided to share this audio futility.
I wrote the music and created the sound design for this six-part drama – the Guardian's first foray in to such things.
"The six-part series explores the challenges of growing up in today’s world through the stories of five friends who are reunited ten years after leaving university. Adulting was created by award-winning radio producer Simon Barnard and writer Eddie Robson, who has produced scripts for Doctor Who and Hollyoaks. Adulting cast includes Hannah Murray and Joe Dempsie from Game of Thrones and Skins, Pearl Mackie who played Bill Potts in Doctor Who, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett from Misfits, and Kathryn Wilder who starred as Ophelia opposite Tom Hiddleston’s Hamlet at RADA."
Have a listen here: Adulting