March 10, 2017

Cubism and pandiatonicism

Inspiration comes from multiple sources, but for me, its usually something I have seen. I recently went to an exhibition where I came across the works […]
February 25, 2017

Inspiration for Vanguard trailer music

If you haven’t seen James Owen’s Vanguard trailer, you really ought to. I can’t give anything away about the plot, but suffices to say that James […]
November 1, 2016

The Vanguard theme

When James outlined the plot for his film Vanguard, I had images in my mind of nefarious surgery carried out in a poorly lit operating theater. […]
September 18, 2016

James Owen – film director

If you come across the name James Owen, the mastermind behind the exciting new British film Vanguard, you might be wondering exactly who he is. For […]
September 17, 2016

The Quest – performed by the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Quest is a string orchestral piece I composed this year using some very simple ideas for string orchestra, superimposed with piano. Performed by the Bulgarian […]
August 27, 2016

Holst’s Mars and Bram Stokers Dracula as inspiration for Beneath Calm Waters

  Sometimes weaving ideas together can result in something constructive. For example listening to Holst’s Mars and reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, led to the development of […]