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Award Winning Composer from Glasgow UK. Background and how the journey started



Richard is an award winning composer from Glasgow who writes diverse, imaginative and professional scores for film, television, games and advertising. He started his professional career In London whilst studying for a BMus Hons in music at BIMM and The London College of Music, recording and performing with different genres of artist as a musician and producer. During this time, he had the experience of working with AAA film composers such as Patrick Doyle, TV composers such as Tom Howe, Adam Bird and Kevin Webster.  After graduation, he travelled the world performing and recording music with all types of ensemble, from pop groups to big bands and from string quartets to opera. He eventually returned to Scotland and officially launched his composition studio in 2016, combining his both experiences of band work and his study of film composition.

Richard has written music for independent productions for international screenings such as Lifetime Network, KidsBeeTV, Moonbug, BBC Scotland and adverts for Target and various other American broadcasts. He has written scores and music assets for games including console, mobile and PC. As a producer, he has written and produced artists from reality TV show The Voice, artists featured film songs, songs for Eurovision, albums, E.P’s and debut singles by upcoming songwriters throughout the UK. Richard’s goal is always to challenge and go beyond what is expected from a musical work, and creates hybrids comprising traditional elements with the alternative and electronic. No sound is left unaltered, and much of the style of his compositions uses advanced techniques which he has developed as a composer. The goal is always to create diverse and sonically uplifting works that create an imaginative experience for the listener to deliver a unique professional score that satisfies all avenues of media production. Full colourful orchestrations and attention to character can be found within all his works and Richard feels this is absolutely essential to convey heart to composition.

Between composing and production work, Richard also writes teaches composition, music production and music theory, and continues his services as a live performer, as well as teaching sound production for education centres throughout Scotland.

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