When you get to know a particular musician, you can arrive at a wondrous place of trust and collaboration, where you are not afraid to challenge each other, or to debate certain musical decisions. One of my favourite things is asking musicians to comment on what I have written; often they suggest brilliant amendments which I would never have thought of myself.
I try to listen intently to my inner voice and the serendipity of what’s around me, but I find as I improvise on that idea I’ll catch a whisper, almost a scent of something which I chase that ultimately ends up being the composition
Music written for motion picture should serve the image, and not the other way around. The question is therefore how to compose music of substance, without losing your signature style.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I can hardly remember not being drawn to music. I
“…write music as much as possible, every day! You can never stop learning so I find the more I write the better I become”. Interview with Ian Arber who wrote the BBC Proms theme tune
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? In my music career there were many inspirations. Probably the