An interesting and wide-ranging collection of pieces from neo-classical to avant-garde and traditional to experimental. Vocal and instrumental textures create an unpredictable and atmospheric collection, bringing depth and character to visual images.
Dave Hewson began composing at the age of 11. His early efforts were very influenced by the fact that his primary school music education was based entirely on the Carl Orff “Schulwerk”. This influence has stayed with David and has shaped a lot of his much later music. In his late teens he studied composition with Professor Richard Arnell (pupil of John Ireland) at Trinity College of music London, and enrolled in a part time course on electronic music with Tristram Carey at the Royal College of Music. After gaining his B.Ed (Hon.) he taught music for six years.
Dave Hewson was a key contributor to the musical output of the in Techno Twins the 1980s, writing and creating most of their material for several albums. He performed on many of their other recordings and was integral in the creation of the only hit they had “Falling in Love Again” He invented their unique sound concept, and arrangements, all created in his 4 track studio in south London.
As a media composer he has written music for film and TV, including incidental music for BBC TV’s “Howards Way”, arranging and producing the “Eastenders” theme and Record, and the Channel Four documentaries The Morey Brothers, Heaven Man Earth , Six Into One, and The MTM Story. Recent work has included the new ITV National and regional news for ITV, and NEWS AT TEN, The Scars of War for Channel 4, and Police Action Live for ITV. TV themes include The Selina Scot Show, and David Frost’s Century. Also a recently commissioned series starring Prunella Scales as Queen Victoria for the BBC.
Carmen Daye is a singer and composer with a highly individual style. During her career she has worked with composer Harry Gregson-Williams, Trevor Horn, Michael Kamen, Michael McDonald, William Orbit, Dave Stewart, John Williams and Hans Zimmer.
She has written and remixed tracks for KPM, West One, Juice and Cavendish music libraries. Her music has been used in countless TV programmes, films and advertising campaigns – her favourite being the Gothic choral track featured in the notorious cinema scene in the cult movie Donnie Darko.
Produced by: Dave Hewson, Carmen Daye and Dick Walter for Score Production Music