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Meet The Composers

Find out more about the talented trio we are set to welcome to The Elgiva stage as part of this year's On Location Film Festival

As part of this year’s Film Festival, we are delighted to be staging a film-focused musical delight.

Three local composers will be showcasing their compositions in a concert packed with highlights from music composed for film and TV including PoldarkSherlock and Mrs Harris goes to Paris.

So, read on to discover more about Rael Jones, Anne Dudley and Michael Price.

Anne Dudley

Anne Dudley is a musician, composer, arranger and producer. Her work crosses the pop and classical worlds in a unique way.

Anne has composed and produced soundtracks for dozens of award-winning films and television shows, and was a founding member of the Art of Noise.

Her scores include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, The Hustle, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again, Elle, The Crying Game, Pushing Tin and the long-running TV series Jeeves and Wooster.

She has won multiple awards including an Oscar in 1998 for The Full Monty.

Recently, her music was a major part of the BBC drama Poldark which ran for five series.

Rael Jones

Rael Jones is an Emmy and Ivor Novello nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist.

He has written scores for a diverse range of films and TV including Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, My Cousin Rachel, Suite Française, The Salisbury Poisonings and Harlots, as well as crafting the music for the Oasis and Coldplay feature documentaries.

Earlier in his career, Rael filled many other film music department roles (producer, editor, programmer, additional composer, orchestrator and musician) on projects such as Les Misérables, Quantum of Solace, The Inbetweeners Movies, The Alan Partridge Movie and the BBC Series Sherlock.His writing centres around live instrumental playing across all genres.

Michael Price

Most musicians, if they are lucky, will master one craft or field within their career. For Michael Price, he’s managed three, with his music spanning across piano, orchestral and soundtrack work. 

The soundtrack work – for TV shows such as Sherlock, Dracula and Unforgotten, and films such as Eternal Beauty, Cheerful Weather and Wild Child – has seen Price win an Emmy, as well as receive countless nominations (including a BAFTA nomination and an Ivor Novello nomination earlier this year for his work on Dracula, with David Arnold). 

His work as a solo artist takes the form of beautiful improvised piano works, as heard on albums like Diary (2017), or via lush, grand, hyper-detailed orchestral work, as heard on critically acclaimed releases via Erased Tapes such as Entanglement (2015) and Tender Symmetry (2018). 

His last release, The Hope of Better Weather, is rooted in the piano world but also exists as a bridge crossing into new terrain, including reworks and remixes from the likes of Yann  Tiersen, Bill Ryder-Jones and Eluvium and his forthcoming album, Whitsun, is an exploration of the connection between sound and memory. 

Film Music Live Tuesday 10th October 7.30pm

On Location Film Festival
In and around The Chilterns
9-15 October 2023.

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