26 November 2010

Music South West 2010

Panel conversation on Music, Media and Performance as part of this two-day music conference at Bristol Watershed. The panel featured international conductor Charles Hazlewood, composer Craig Pruess ('Bend it Like Beckham', 'Bride and Prejudice'), Steve Sattersthwaite (co-founder and MD of Hope Recordings & Hope Management), Stephen Barnes ('Upside Down: The Creation Records Story') and was chaired by William Goodchild.

Topics covered included:
Music for Film & TV: commissioning/ pitching, key relationships, library/ production music/ sync licenses, and working to brief.
Performance: different platforms, new approaches/ new work, cross-genre projects, ways of building and developing audiences.
General: areas of growth and decline, how to build, develop and maintain contacts.

For full details of the panel including panellist biogs, click here

22 November 2010

BMCO Concert, November 2010



Performing and receiving applause at our recent St. George's Bristol concert. London Works featured Handel's Water Music Suite, orchestrated by Hamilton Harty, Haydn's Symphony No. 104 The London, and Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 2 A London Symphony. BMCO conducted by William Goodchild.

In January 2011 the orchestra changes its name to Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra. The first concert under the new name will be Russian Classics at St. George's Bristol on 5 March 2011. The concert will feature BBC Concert Orchestra Principal Cellist, Benjamin Hughes, in a performance of Shostakovich's Concerto No. 1 for Cello. Also on the programme will be Shostakovich'e Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E Minor.

4 November 2010

Braving Iraq

Aqua Vita Films' Braving Iraq airs on PBS, Sunday, November 7 2010 at 8pm and is part of the 29th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG for PBS.

Produced and Directed by David Johnson with music composed and produced by William Goodchild. Executive Producer for Aqua Vita Films - Bernard Walton.