Bing Satellites news and releases
Live ambient album available now on double CD and download
Release date: 1 October 2015
The sixteenth volume in the ever-expanding Twilight Sessions series.
The music on this album was improvised and recorded live during May and June 2015 at my home studio, MCos, in Manchester.
Like previous albums, each piece starts as a blank canvas. I press record, play a few notes into a long, slowly decaying loop and see where the music takes me.
The canvas of sounds I used evolved throughout the recording.
There is soft pedal piano, plus overtone singing, ebowed guitar and synth drones.
The cover photograph shows clouds over Greenland, taken in September 2015.
Twilight Sessions volume 17 will follow soon after.
An album of quiet, modal, piano-based music. Available on CD and download
CD and download released 15 August 2015
The first in a new series of quiet piano based music.
Seven pieces each played in one of the seven modern musical modes.
Recorded at MCos, Manchester in May and June 2015.
Each track is accompanied by a cloud timelapse video shot from the window of my studio, filmed around the time the album was recorded. Watch the video version of this album.
An album of ambient music inspired by Manchester city life. Available on CD and download
Released by BFW recordings 14 July 2015
An album of abstract ambient music inspired by city life on my home town of Manchester, UK.
Manchester is a busy, cosmopolitan university city. A city that has been the birthplace of so much science, music, art, political struggle and so much more besides, something that we proud Mancunians are not afraid to boast about.
This is not a chillout album, although some will find the abstract soundscapes relaxing, It is not quiet. It is an album of urban noise, slowly churning and changing. An attempt to share the experience of living near the centre of a busy city.
Music for Cats & Dogs contains frequencies above the range of human hearing. However, cats and dogs will be able to hear them.
This will not be the last of these albums.
Over 3 hours of ambient music from SineRider, Closer Contact + Meteer, Bing Satellites and Cousin Silas.
Released 28 June 2015
A selection of live ambient sessions recorded especially for Bing Satellites radio show Mostly Ambient, broadcast 11pm to 1am every Saturday on ALL FM 96.9 in Manchester and online at allfm.org.
You can also support ALL FM by clicking the donate button at allfm.org.
ALL FM is a true community station, giving a voice to the diverse community of Manchester as well as outreach and training programmes for the people of Manchester. ALL FM relies on funding, so all the proceeds from this album will go to ALL FM, to help it keep doing the valuable work it does.
Coming of age horror moving featuring my music
The complete soundtrack is now available to download - free for a limited time!
Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life. The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his parents just don’t seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it – his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.
I am very proud to be part of this truly original film.
There aren't many films which combine the depth of story and character which the darkest horror elements.
The movie also features music from Aaron Marshall as well as a score by Magician Johnson & Greg Wright.
Found has played at film festivals around the world, rightfully winning many, many awards (see foundmovie.net)
I was lucky enough to go to Brussels to represent the film at the 31st Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (pictures and more bifff.org for the European premiere where it recieved an enthusiastic reception.
Me being interviewed and singing(!) in front of a crazy audience of 400+
at the European premiere of Found at BIFFF
Here is a list of my songs featured in Found:
Soothing Image 1, Soothing Image 3, Soothing Image 13 from Soothing Images 1-15
Late Summer Meadows from Twilight Sessions volume one
Hidden Away For Years, Procession from Twilight Sessions volume six
Dark Clouds, The Hottest Day Of The Year (part 1) from Twilight Sessions volume eight
The Bay from Time
If you are interested in using my music for a film or other project, or indeed are looking for an original score, please feel free to contact me
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Found a new horror film featuring the music of Bing Satellites