B i o g r a p h y
Tom is a Bristol based composer for, TV, Film, Games, Advertisements and other media. He's written for BBC 'Countryfile' and 'Gardener's World' among other TV productions.
His passion for composition was ignited whilst studying Jazz Piano at Leeds College of Music where he undertook an additional module in writing music for the Moving Image with noted Arranger Brian Morrell. He then studied Composition for Film and Television at Bristol University with BBC composers William Goodchild, Martin Kiszko and Recording Engineer Jonathan Scott. Here Tom honed his compositional skills, writing and arranging for orchestra as well as producing electronic scores.
"Music is a language that has the magical ability to convey emotion without words - the best thing about my job as a composer is that I'm constantly discovering new ways that I can use this language to support story, tone and character as well as anything else that's happening on-screen!"
Tom has written for Wildlife Documentaries, recording musicians from the Bristol Ensemble live at the Victoria Rooms, Bristol. Tom works in collaboration with library music companies in Bristol including Lucky G - ww.luckyg.co.uk Other works include scoring to Animation and producing the soundscape for a number of interactive Games.
"I love the fact that composition is a collaborative process between the Composer and Director - it's great when the visual world meets the sound world!"
Tom also performs regularly as a pianist and session player across the UK. Tom was invited to perform at the prestigious Steinway Hall Concert in London in 2013. He was also involved in a BBC broadcast of ‘Songs of Praise’, providing accompaniment for the choir in the house band. Tom has worked alongside many top UK Jazz artists including Alec Dankworth at Cleo Lane’s Wavedon Festival, Mike Walker and Ian Dixon in a concert of Mike’s ‘Madhouse’ Album and Monty Alexander at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club.
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