7 August 2014

BBC Radio 4 Drama: Recording Session

William Goodchild is writing, performing and producing music for a BBC Radio 4 drama. The play, on the subject of depression, is called The Man Who Turned into a Sofa and was written and is performed by Polly Peters, Andrew Fusek Peters and Rosalind Jana Peters. The voice of the sofa is Lorcan Cranitch. The play's Director is Tim Dee.

William performed and recorded the score at Christchurch Studios, Bristol on 6th August 2014. The sole instrument for the score is an upright piano. William wrote a number of pieces or cues for the instrument, but also uses it as a sound design source, creating a large palette of different sounds using a variety of playing techniques inside the instrument.

The Man Who Turned into a Sofa airs on BBC Radio 4, Wednesday 17 September at 2.15 pm 

Here are some images from the recording session:

Discussing the score with Director, Tim Dee
Playing a cue through

Playing inside the instrument with a soft timpani stick
Recording

Trying chordal swishes inside the instrument, with engineer Ian Humphries
All photos by Rosa Fay Photography

Beavers Behaving Badly (BBC Natural World)


William Goodchild's latest score for BBC Natural World is for its most recent production, Beavers Behaving Badly, which was filmed, written and directed by David Johnson.

The programme had its first airing on Thursday 31st July at 8 pm on BBC Two.

Full details about the programme can be found HERE.

5 August 2014

Conductor Portraits

William Goodchild by photographer Remco Merbis

Photographer Remco Merbis has recently undertaken a portrait session with William Goodchild at St George's Bristol, where William regularly performs with Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra.

To see all five shots from the session, please visit Remco's Blog by clicking HERE.