Music for Film

DEADLIEST SNAKES OF SOUTH AFRICA

Animal Planet, Dstv channel 183, January and February 2017.

Deadliest Snakes South Africa

A three-part series featuring Fearless presenter, Kurdt Greenwood, as he gets up close and personal with the 12 most deadliest snakes in South Africa.

KILLER WHALES – THE MEGA HUNT (2015)

Discovery Channel. Director Joe Kennedy

An epic mega-hunt has been discovered in the waters of False Bay, South Africa. Six deadly and intelligent killer whales hunting 5000 common dolphins. It's an extraordinary annual spectacle with thousands of animals making the ocean boil with white water as they race across the bay. Following them is a team of experts, determined to keep up and for the first time film this major event. Central to their quest is the goal of understanding why this high-energy, explosive event is happening here.

ELECTRIC AMAZON (2015)

Smithsonian Channel, Producer: Earthtouch

There is an electric grid submerged deep within the Amazon River, made up of a fascinating community of fish that have technological superpowers. Biologist Will Crampton ventures into this world, one which few have ever seen, on a mission to find, catch, and study electric fish. Armed with his own electric devices, join him as he uncovers the fighting style of the jaw lockers, the navigational skills of the knife-fish, and the remarkable hunting technique of the electric eel.

KILLER IQ (2014)

Smithsonian Channel, 2 Episodes

Lions and spotted hyenas may be South Africa's apex predators, but to animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson, these fearsome carnivores are among his best friends. See how this relationship plays a key role in a groundbreaking project led by some of the world's top wildlife biologists: a series of remarkable experiments designed to measure both species' social intelligence. Observe the different ways lions and hyenas approach and solve problems, and how they rely on cooperation to succeed and survive in their natural environment.

PREDATOR FAILS (2014)

National Geographic Channel, 3 Episodes

Follow some of the planet’s strangest hunters through their hunting trials and tribulations as they target and stalk prey.

  1. DEEP WATER DEATH MATCH
  2. SEEK AND DESTROY
  3. THE HUNTING GAME

SHARK KILL ZONE (2014)

National Geographic

We travel to 10 shark hot spots and reveal 10 spectacular kinds of shark feeding behavior. Each location shows how sharks have developed amazingly diverse ways to do what sharks do best – hunt down and catch their prey. They may be the ocean’s top predators but sharks still face great challenges in grabbing a meal. We’ll see how the special conditions of their preferred hunting grounds affects every aspect of the hunt, from their body design to their behavior.

SOLO - A WILD DOG’S TALE (2012)

Table Mountain films. Co – production with Natural History Film Unit (Botswana) for National Geographic.

The remarkable story of Solo, a wild dog who loses her entire pack to lions. We follow her in her search for a new family, with some surprising twists along the way.

Oscar Award for Best Edit at South African Wild Talk 2013

WHITE LIONS – BORN WILD (2010-2012)

2x 53 minute co-production with Obsessively Creative & Terra Mater

White Lions, Born Wild is a true wildlife story, with strong characters and closely studied behaviour. We follow the cubs’ progress as they embark on the pathway to adulthood, learning to hunt, learning to avoid danger, learning to live in their white coats. This is a strong behaviour-led film, a coming of age story of a very rare and unusual pair of lions. Through their eyes we will learn what it’s really like to be a lion in Africa.

Part 1: Against all Odds

Part 2: Fight for Survival

More music for film

THE TOMORROW OF ZIMBABWE (2013)
For Carte Blanche
Subniv Babuta

ONE LAST LOOK (2012)
Psycho/Thriller Feature Film
Directed by Philip Roberts

UNDERWATER OKAVANGO (2011)
Earthtouch

THE JOURNEY (2011)
A FIFA commission
With Bruce Muirhead

BOTETI B (2011)
Earthtouch

ESCAPING THE GREAT WHITE (2010)
Africa Wildlife Films
Lynne Richardson

SLAVESHIP MUTINY (2010)
Off The Fence
Joe Kennedy

SQUID VS WHALE (2010)
Off The Fence
Joe Kennedy

CITY PROFILES (2010)
33 Promotional Films
Off The Fence
Commissioned by FIFA

LIONS IN BATTLE (2010)
Earthtouch

RUNNING WITH WOLVES (2009)
Documentary
Richard Matthews

SHORELINE (2009)
Documentary (13 episodes)
Homebrew Films
Jaco Loubser

THE LAST LION OF LUIWA (2008)
Documentary (52’)
Talking Pictures
Off the Fence, Amsterdam
Animal Planet

MEET THE JACKALS (2008)
Documentary (52’)
Talking Pictures
Off the Fence, Amsterdam
Animal Planet

OCEAN ODYSSEY (2008)
Documentary (60’)
Pitcairn Productions
Specially composed for the Ocean Hall, Smithsonian museum, Washington DC

'DUGONG AND DIN' (2007/8)
Documentary (52’)
Michael Wong
Off the Fence, Amsterdam
Animal Planet

'SHARKMAN' (2006/7)
Documentary (90’)
Dir. Craig & Damon Foster
Off the Fence, Amsterdam
Animal Planet/Discovery

‘A PRAIRIE DOG’S TALE' (2006)
Documentary (52’)
Dir. Peter Hayden
Off the Fence, Amsterdam

‘SEARCHING FOR THE COAST WOLF’ (2006)
Documentary (52’)
Dir. Richard Matthews
ZDF, filmed in Canada

‘FAITH LIKE POTATOES’ (2006)
Feature Film based on the life of Kwazulu-Natal farmer, Angus Buchan
Dir. Rygaard Van Den Bergh
Prod. Frans Cronje, Global Creative Productions

‘THE JAMMED’ (2006)
Feature Film about sex trafficking in Australia
Dir. Dee McLachlan Melbourne
“Best Music” at the Inside Film Awards, Gold Coast
(also best film and best script)

‘AFRICA’S OUTSIDERS’ (2006)
Documentary (52’)
Aquavision/Off the Fence

‘AFRICA’S SUPER SEVEN’ (2006)
Documentary (52’)
Aquavision/Off The Fence

‘OCEAN VOYAGERS’ (2005)
Feature/documentary (52’ & 70’) Dir. Joe Kennedy
Narrated by Meryl Streep
Off The Fence/Feodor Pitcairn

‘YOUNG AND WILD Series 2’ (2005)
13x 25’ Documentaries
Talking Pictures/Off the Fence
For Animal Planet

‘FLYING WITH CONDORS’ (2005)
Documentary (52’)
Dir. Richard Matthews BBC/ZDF

‘BIG CATS – SECRET LIVES’ (2004)
Documentary (47’)
Londolozi Productions
Discovery

‘ABDI – RETURN TO AFRICA’ (2004)
Documentary (52’)
Peartree Films, Michael Rosenberg
Off the Fence

‘YOUNG AND WILD’ (2003)
3x 52’ Documentaries (52’)
Talking Pictures/Off the Fence
For Animal Planet

‘THE BIGGEST NOSE IN BORNEO’ (2003)
Documentary (52’)
Off The Fence
Directed by Michael Wong

‘LIVING WITH TIGERS’ (2003)
Documentary (94’)
Discovery special

‘MURDER IN THE TROOP’ (2003)
Documentary (52')
African Wildlife Films
& DDE

‘COSMIC AFRICA’ (2002)
Feature Film/Documentary – the personal odyssey of African Astronomer Thebe Madupe,
Directed by Craig Foster and Damon Foster.
Winner Stone award for music. (Other composer Barry Donnelly).

‘WHEN THE WAR IS OVER’ (2002)
Documentary (52’)
A story about the Cape Flats Gangster world
Directed by Francois Verster
Winner Stone award (gold) for music.

‘CITY SLICKERS’ (2002)
Documentary (52')
Pelican Pictures, South Africa, Trevor De Kock
& Off The Fence
Nominated for an International Emmy award Nov 2002

‘THE WHALE INDUNA’ (2002)
Documentary (50')
ReelJem Films, South Africa
& Off The Fence

‘MOUNTAIN OF THE SEA’ (1998)
Documentary (52')
Pelican Pictures, South Africa
BBC Natural World

'DER KÖNIG - KAP DER RACHE' (1997)
Feature Film, starring Günter Strack, John Kani and Ian Roberts
Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft, Munich

'RUNNING WILD' (1994)
Feature Film, starring Brooke Shields, John Varty,
Martin Sheen and David Keith; Dir. Duncan McLachlan

About 30 other wildlife documentaries

Concert Music

SONATINA FOR DOUBLE BASS AND PIANO (2016)

Commissioned by Leon Bosch. First performance 1st October 2016 with Leon Bosch and Albie Van Schalkwyk

 

SONATINA FOR COR ANGLAIS AND PIANO (2016)

Commissioned by Michael Lawrenson.

First performance (2nd movement) August 2014

Michael Lawrenson and Tertia Visser Downie

 

OF LIGHT (2016)

Four South African Poems set to music.

Commissioned by David Orr and the Epworth School, Pietermaritzburg.

First performance at Epworth School, June 2016

 

THREE COMTEMPLATIVE VERSES (2015)

Male voices and soprano saxophone.

Commissioned by Mark Mitchell and the choir of Diocesan College, Cape Town.

 

DISTURB ME, LORD (2013)

For Marimba, Vibraphone & Choir. Commissioned by Frank Mallows.

First performed September 2013 with the Chanticleea Singers, Frank Mallows, and Magda de Vries; conducted by Richard Cock.

 

SPECIAL NIGHT (2011)

For choir, soprano solo and organ. Commissioned for Roedean School

 

EVENING HYMN (2006)

For double chorus (in Xhosa), commissioned by the choir of Val-de-Grace, Paris

 

HYMN OF RECONCILIATION (2002)

Words: Frank Barry

 

MASS FOR CHOIR, ORGAN AND CONGREGATION (2000)

For Garmon Ashby and the choir of Diocesan College.

 

UMBHIYOZO WASE AFRIKA (1999)

For harpsichord and African percussion, Commissioned by Elizabeth Chojnacka.

Premiered at the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Recording released by Opus 101, Paris

 

NOW AS THEN (1998)

Christmas carol, for Richard Cock and the Chanticleer singers.

Words: Frank Barry

 

CHILD OF LOVE (1996)

Christmas carol, published by Shawnee Press.

Words: Frank Barry

 

MBIRA & SHINGALANA (1996)

For 2 pianos

 

IRISH BLESSING (1996)

Choir SATB

 

COME, COLOURS RISE (1995)

A South African Christmas Anthem. Published by Theodore Presser, Pennsylvania.

 

DARIUS AND THE DEN (1993)

Musical; book by Mike Snelgrove

 

CYRANO (1992)

Musical; book by Mike Snelgrove

 

OESTERWAL LANDSCAPE (1992)

Piano quintet.

Commissioned by the Music Group Of Manchester. First performances in The RNCM Manchester and the Purcell Room London

 

CASCADES 1 & 2 (1988)

For chamber ensemble, commissioned for the Mill House Festival, Oxfordshire

 

PRISM (1985)

For flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano

 

FOREST, WOODS. DREAM (1985)

Words: Edward Thomas; For Soprano, bass flute, clarinet, string trio, harpsichord and piano.

 

MILES OF MY ARID EARTH (1983)

Setting of a poem by Denis Brutus for tenor and orchestra

 

SUITE (1982)

For 2 guitars

 

EPIGRAM (1982)

For cello and piano, written for Rohan Da Saram and Lise-Martine Jeanneret

 

DARIUS AND THE DEN (1979)

Musical; book by Adrian Arnold

 

CANTATA FOR ASCENSION (1978)

For soloists, choir, organ and orchestra

 

WE LYING BY SEASAND (1975)

A setting of a poem by Dylan Thomas