Aether

Slow-paced piano with electronics and orchestral strings. Fleeting electronic fragments, overtone-like snatches of sound, clusters of plaintive piano melody. Orchestral strings introduced, a warm swell, more defined piano melody with electronic accents. Mysterious, stark and and intensely emotional, perfect for onscreen melancholy, and tales of human warmth and compassion.

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Time and Memory

Gentle piano track with subtle orchestral strings. Repetitive piano motif builds, orchestral strings join, growing in intensity before a return to the lyrical solo piano. Warm, string swell rejoins, returns to solo piano. Lush, powerful and beautiful, would suit a pensive Film/TV/Doc scene encapsulating a sense of longing and nostalgia.

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The Art of Dreaming

Atmospheric build with piano and orchestral strings. Sustained strings build anticipation, joined by a repeated piano phrase ringing out hopefully. Slow build to include prominent string swells and bubbling, dynamic electronics. Hopeful, inspiring and positive, like a more chilled Chariots of Fire, epic but without the climax. Would suit a decisive TV/Film moment or a slow-moving, heart-warming advert.

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A Poor Crisis

Romantic piano and string track. Lush orchestral strings, a slow-paced piano melody, descending. The strings swell and overwhelm the piano. Becomes more dramatic and hopeful, literally ending on a high note. Melodramatic, wistful and nostalgic, like Bach’s ‘Air on the G String’ crossed with a less eerie Twin Peaks theme tune, would suit a heartfelt TV/Film moment or advert playing on saccharine retro melodrama.

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Adagio

Melancholy piano and orchestral string track. Emotional sustained string swells, a deep bed of full double bass with gentle piano notes picked out, heavy with meaning. Slow-moving, introspective, with an almost religious sense of thoughtful wonder, suitable for TV/Film/Doc scenes of emotional intensity, feels like a difficult but necessary full stop, something significant coming to an end.

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The Real Business

Two part brass instrumental. Unsteady jazz piano and erratic saxophone notes begin before settling into a mellow, lyrical piano and sax melody with warm string swells. Slightly off-kilter tuning counteracts the sweetness of the melody, giving it a quirky edge. Dreamlike, nostalgic and strange, would suit a reflective documentary moment or a sentimental but not sickly-sweet Film/TV sequence.

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Wistful Piano (Suite)

Scattered piano melody with electronic effects over a subtle ambient synth drone. Background drone grows in waves of atmospheric noise. The noise grows stronger and harsher, almost swallowing the piano notes. Another string drone swells to finish. Introspective, melancholy and reflective, suiting a moment of pause, reflecting on the past and contemplating the future. Suitable for thoughtful ending in a TV/Doc.

w/ synths: Added other-wordly synth drones and wonky sustained synth lines, giving an off-kilter edge.

w/ strings: Regal orchestral string arrangement on top of piano melody from the start, string lines intersecting in a looping counterpoint.

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Sad But Hopeful

Emotional piano-led track. Sparse piano intro, joined by melancholy orchestral strings. String swell, subtle drums and a rhythmic piano motif, growing in confidence and strength. Slowly building, dialogue between strings and piano. Effects-laden piano gives a cold electronic edge. Reflective, yearning and questioning, would suit a TV/Doc sequence of high emotional intensity or a pensive moment on film.

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