Selected Works   

Slop Clop Gurgle Gloop:  Collaboration with artist Laura Robertson. First installed at Underland Passages (Art Week Exeter 2023) & the foot sinks into it (The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington).

Slop Clop Gurgle Gloop is a 31 minute audio piece made from sounds of slime & the human body interacting with it. Slime is given a voice via physical manipulation and sonic processing, developing over the length of the composition. Themes of subterranea, fluid geology, deep time & abject matter are central to the work.

Released as a limited edition USB drive, containing additional items. Edition of 20.

(Audio recorded by Laura Robertson & Alex Kearney)
(Photography: Dom Moore & Jim Wileman)

Apple #ShotOniPhone:  Existing track ‘Pearls’ licensed to Apple for use in their #ShotOniPhone video series.

The sparse, delicate melodies in the piece create a moment of peaceful contemplation & provide an enchanting bed for the visuals.

(Videography: Mohammed A.)
Produced by Apple)

Montblanc Advertisement:  Music for Montblanc advert featuring Cillian Murphy. Existing composition ‘Still’ re-orchestrated specially for the ‘What Moves you Makes you’ campaign, produced by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

Meditative, calming tones provide a serene backdrop for Cillian’s voice, as he reminisces about his journey as an artist and actor. The soft, cascading melodies & uplifting harmonies are intricately wound together, creating space for reflection.

(Produced by W+K Amsterdam)

NHS Advertisement:  Bespoke music for the National Health Service, created for an advert inspiring nurses around the world to relocate to the UK & join the NHS. As the largest employer in Europe, the UK’s medical institution celebrates it’s diversity and collective talent, with workers of 200 different nationalities coming together to care for the country.

An uplifting, evocative piece was required to match the visuals & story. The outcome is a dreamlike yet rousing track, inspired by shoegaze & post-rock. Celestial chimes, synthetic choir & guitar make for a transcendent atmosphere.

(Produced by MullenLowe)

Le jeu/Het spel:  4-piece soundtrack for short documentary film Le jeu/Het spel by Mariëlla van Appeldoorn. The film follows Dutch theatre group Rake Klappen on an excursion to France – in August 2020 the troupe set off to Aubenton for a week of experimentation & exploration, culminating in a performance for local residents.

Composed for traditional instrumentation, the music for intro & credits encapsulate the sound of a warm, slow summer. Contrasting with the acoustic pieces bookending the film, the group’s performances (shown here) are soundtracked electronically. An outdoor games scene is accompanied by light tones & playful harmonies. Once indoors, the mood intensifies – tuned woodblocks & reactive drumming add an element of tension to the footage.

(Director & Producer: Mariëlla van Appeldoorn)

Rake Klappen Sound Logo:  Sonic ident for Dutch theatre group Rake Klappen (literal translation – Hard Blows’). Producing works of physical theatre for all ages, the group explore philosophical themes through the language of the body. Acrobatics, humour and poetic imagery are all hallmarks of a Rake Klappen performance.

The jingle was produced to serve as a mark for promotional videos, accompanying the group’s logo. The barrage of handclaps evokes the pure physicality of Rake Klappen theatre; a mallet arpeggio adding an element of playfulness. The ident ends with a bold tube-like tone reminiscent of the simplistic & unadorned, yet charming materials used for the group’s set design.

(Videography: Sjoerd Derine)
(Graphic design: Jessy van Dinther & Stefan Geesink)

Composition For Glass:  Soundtrack for Leo Kaspar’s Slump Studio exhibit at the London Craft Week 2020. With his glassware, Leo explores the threshold between scary, broken glass and refined, intact objects.

The composition is a musical representation of the Slump Studio concept, in two conjoined parts (‘Crystals’ & ‘Shards’). Glassy tones & ethereal ambience underpin the piece: the first half smooth & calm, the second sharp & menacing. Created to be enjoyed while taking in the intricacies of his unique glassware, this vocal version features words by Leo Kaspar. His lyrics are carefully woven into the composition, providing context and further immersion into the kiln-formed world of Slump Studio.

(Photography: Leo Kaspar)

Lost Sound Fonts 1980-89:  Sound logos & idents for imaginary brands. The 1980s was a decade where the branding vernacular as we know it today was taking shape; logos, idents, advertisements – all being created for forms of new media, against the backdrop of a burgeoning digital age.

Designed to sound (& look) as if they are coming straight out of a cutting edge 1980s home computer, these jingles, idents & start-up sounds act as sonic accompaniments to their respective imaginary companies.

Even The Strong Event Teaser:  Short soundtrack accompanying a promo video for an Even The Strong party. A cult London-based record label & club night, ETS has been operating since 2016 and is a staple outlet for forward-thinking, percussion-heavy dance music.

Punchy, direct & drum-laden – the piece is a 30 second representation of the ETS experience. Subtly nestled within the audio are samples of tracks by Even The Strong’s founder, NKC – taken from his breakout Hague Basement EP.

(Video: Anton Lenander)

Snowmarch: Original orchestral arrangement. Themes of winter & remote mountain vistas.

Suspension:  Minimalist abstraction exploring space & perception through phasing & stereo image. Alien ASMR.

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