Biography

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Classically trained, Michael is a vastly experienced composer, orchestrator and conductor who holds a Doctorate in composition (Leeds) in addition to numerous Fellowship awards. His catalogue of chamber music is published globally and he has been fortunate to receive three Royal Premieres, in addition to several broadcasts on national radio and television.

In 2010, he orchestrated numerous tracks for the Columbia Artists US touring show Celtic Circle before becoming increasingly in demand for production music.  More recently he composed the winning entry to the ThinkSpace Trailer Competition (‘The Edge’); a score which also made the final at the Short Sounds Film Festival in 2017. In 2016 he scored the Nanyang animation ‘Girl Upstairs’, the Kamoon Film short ‘Bragging Rights’ and the drama ‘Red Hoodie’ by Paternoster Productions.

2017 brought opportunities to score the dark drama ‘Hookworm’ (BFI premiere) and 'Beyond the Horizon' (RTS Nomination), in addition to numerous library placements on BBC and other primetime TV channels.  

2018 saw Michael scoring the sci-fi thriller 'Forward Fix', the latest offering from Paternoster Productions, in addition to more success at the Short Sounds Film Festival with ‘Tundra’ bringing home the Best Score spoils.

2019 has so far seen Michael scoring the comedy ‘The Witch Hunters are Coming’, the children’s feature ‘Skullz’, in addition to serving as Music Editor on the indie feature ‘Dead Fred’.

Influenced by the likes of Olafur Arnalds and Johann Johannsson, Michael’s preferred style is very much about orchestral and synth subtlety; those ethereal ‘edge of audible’ timbres which often add a disproportionate amount of value to the narrative and sub-text in thrillers and dramas.

Full filmography and additional credits can be viewed on IMDb.