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 a constructive output. For example listening to Holst’s Mars and reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, led to the development […]