Christopher Willis, composer

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 began tinkering with it when I was very little. Music has always seemed to me slightly not of this world: it’s this mysterious phenomenon that defies easy explanation. I used…

Ian Arber, composer

“…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

Javier “Peke” Rodriguez, composer

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 first one was my mother, as she was the one who took me to a music Conservatory for the first time. But in the end, it is a strong intuition…

Neil Myers, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? From an early age I’ve felt the influence music has had in supporting and telling stories, particularly in film. I later played in bands but always loved the thought process and challenges with interpreting and applying creative ideas to images….

Marc Jovani, film composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It’s been a series of things. My parents started me on this road. I started playing guitar at the age of five. My mum had my uncle teach me! Then I started piano in the conservatory at the age of…

Mathieu Karsenti, composer

Find out who you are creatively as an artist and don’t think about fitting in. Go deep within yourself because that’s the only way you will create something that’s true to you.