Like most folks, I was hoping to clear the proverbial desk before the Christmas break, but it’s not going to happen, which means there’s still plenty of work to roll into the New Year. So no sign of the music business grinding to a halt, as predicted by some.
The jobs could hardly be more diverse for a string arranger: Mike Kintish is producing a major celeb, Attie Bauw has asked me to pitch for strings on the new album of a legendary rock band, Richard Jacques is working on a video game score – he writes evocative and expansive melodies and makes best use of strings. Duncan Waugh and Chris Taylor are once again being prolific for Cunard, Saville is finishing off album tracks and Lyracis is working on hip-hop tunes. David Wrench is producing for Elin Fflur.
And I’ve swung to the other side – with Logic 8 (currently going through some pain!).