Robert Sword and Giles Thomas recently contributed original music to the soundtrack of the BBC2 programme, 'The Cook Who Changed Our Lives', a documentary by Nigella Lawson about the Italian chef Anna Del Conte.
Read more about the programme here.
The Cook Who Changed Our Lives airs on BBC2 at 6.30pm on Thursday 22 December
What Shadows, the acclaimed play by Chris Hannan, directed by Birmingham Rep's own artistic director, Roxana Silbert, recently opened at the Birmingham Rep and has received a positive reception from various publications including The Telegraph, The Financial Times and The Times. Contour Chromatic composer Giles Thomas created sound design for this production.
1992. Rose Cruickshank, a black Oxford academic, wants answers. Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech, with its controversial words about immigration, shattered her childhood and now she is driven to confront both the man who made the speech and her own troubled identity. Will a meeting with Enoch resolve the conflicts that are tearing her - and the country - apart?
Contour Chromatic composer Giles Thomas recently composed the music and created sound design for the Bruntwood Award-winning play, Wish List, written by Katherine Soper and directed by Matthew Xia, which was staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
The play received positive reviews from publications including The Stage and The Guardian and will be transferring to the Royal Court Theatre in early 2017.
'Tamsin packs boxes in a warehouse, on the clock, to a target, with a zero-hour contract. Her brother Dean is housebound. Working to obsessive-compulsive rituals of his own.
This sensitive and delicately powerful play asks what our labour is worth and how life can be lived when the system is stacked against you.'
See a trailer for the production below.
Featuring sound design by Contour Chromatic composer Giles Thomas, Michael Longhurst's They Drink It In The Congo has begun its two month run at the Almeida Theatre.
"What can we do for the worst thing in the world?
The Democratic Republic of Congo. Home to the deadliest conflict since World War II.
London. Home to a festival to raise awareness of the Congo. (That is, if Stef can get the festival off the ground).
Featuring an ensemble cast and a live band performing original music inspired by the Congo, Adam Brace's hilarious and anarchic new play unpacks the problems of doing something good about something bad. Following their collaboration on Stovepipe, (Sunday Times' 10 Best Theatre Events of the Decade) Michael Longhurst (Carmen Disruption) returns to the Almeida to direct."
Watch the trailer for the play below!
Mike Bartlett's play, Contractions, directed by Lisa Blair, recently opened at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. The short play stars Rose Leslie and Sara Stewart and featured music and sound design by Contour Chromatic composer Giles Thomas. The play opened to hugely positive reviews from the The Times, What's On Stage and The Guardian. See a trailer for the play below!
The debut album in the Walk Upon England series, In A South Downs Way, has reached No. 1 on the first week of its release. Featuring compositions by Damian Montagu and spoken word segments by Hugh Bonneville, the record was recently released on Decca Records.
String arrangements and piano performances on the album are by Contour Chromatic composer Robert Sword.
You can find the album on iTunes at http://po.st/SouthDownsONOSiT or on Amazon at http://po.st/SouthDownsONOSAmz.
Contour Chromatic composer Robert Sword has created string arrangements and recorded piano for Damian Montagu's upcoming classical album, In A South Downs Way. The first single from the album, The Path Towards Tomorrow, was produced and arranged by Damian and musical collaborator Stewart Prosser, and reached no. 1 in the classical charts on both iTunes and Amazon after being featured on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4.
The album, which also features spoken word segments by actor Hugh Bonneville, will be released on Decca Records on June 17th. Watch the preview video, featuring Hugh Bonneville (and Rob's hands) below.
You can now hear Contour Chromatic's recent soundtrack to Daniel Janes's short film, The Sound Of London. Stream the tracks, composed by Robert Sword and Giles Thomas, via SoundCloud below!
You can now watch Brady Bonser's short film, Reflection, for which Robert Sword and Giles Thomas composed the soundtrack, on YouTube in full. The film received its premiere at theLaguna Film Festival in autumn 2015. See the film here or watch it below.