After the fun I had last week listening to Michael McEvoy's fantastic album and preceding to write an article on it I figured it'd be a nice thing to do to include, perhaps a film composer a week or every fortnight, who's work I am currently enjoying in particular. This week the torch is held firmly by exciting up and coming film, TV, theatre and dance composer Tim Jennings.
Tims work is an exciting blend of symphonic and abrasive sounds utilising usually simple melodic motifs and developing them on some of the most beautiful musical journeys I've heard within the space of about 3 minutes each.
My personal favourite is a piece called 'Lines' a string arrangement which is reminiscent in many ways of a modernised Michael Nyman type composition. The string sections intertwine and build intricately before the piano cuts through and adds a new element to the piece. Many of Tim's compositions include this type of concisely thought about journey which is why they're such a joy to listen to.
Tim's other pieces on his site include:
Shakti - A piece for a contemporary dance film.
Understanding - A piece I wrote as a TV theme tune.
Exodus - A piece written for choreographer Kate Flatt from the Royal Ballet. A classical Argentinian Tango.
The Mothers story - A piece written for a film called Love Tales.
Belladonna - A Tango street dance piece.
You can check him out at the following links: