Whispers of the Past

Three soundscape miniatures for geolocated soundwalk. ‘Whispers of the Past’ explores and presents stories from archives from men and women who worked at the Chatham Dockyard before it became a museum. We hear personal accounts, moving stories, descriptions, memories and anecdotes that become vivid and alive again through the voices of those who experienced them. […]

Gerstl’s Ghost

String Quartet – Soundtrack Gerstl’s Ghost is an immersive film / VR piece by Peter Bathurst which explores the last days of the painter Richard Gerstl. I was commissioned to compose original music to underscore the dramatic narrative sequence leading to Gerstl’s suicide and subsequent interactive VR sequence. Gerstl was a painter who committed suicide […]

Over Lunan

Soundtrack / Radio play / Live Performance – Choir, Marimba, Trumpet, Sound A ritualised choral performance at Lunan Bay, Angus. A perfect crescent running for nearly two miles. To the north end lie deeply formed sand dunes, their height testament to the actions of more ancient seas; Here we are offered protection. Lost in time. In […]

Chase (2020)

for Lead Theremin & Theremin Ensemble “This piece should be interpreted playfully. The lead Theremin selects and plays the notated gestures, while the ensemble seek to follow and imitate the leader. The ensemble are variously instructed to follow more or less closely, and the natural and expected latency between the lead Theremin and the individual […]

We Choose To Go To The Moon (2019)

Documentary Soundtrack (5.1) – [Dir. Tim Fitzpatrick] This evocative soundtrack was composed to underscore a short documentary film directed by Tim Fitzpatrick. Using NASA recordings from the Apollo 12 mission and extended Trumpet techniques performed by Bede Williams, the piece seeks to evoke the impression of awe and wonder that surrounds space exploration.

GONG (2019)

35mm Optical Sound, Stereo – [Dir. David Leister] The greatest British film company emblematically deconstructed. Gong (2019) – Excerpt from Andrew Knight-Hill on Vimeo. This work was premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, in the Experimenta – Double Vision Programme. Full programme details are available here: BFI Screening Link

Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes

A collaboration between myself, Paula Fairfield, Brona Martin and L Acoustics, funded by HEIF. A collaborative project to develop immersive hyperreal soundscapes, and research creative workflows for adapting linear timeline-based composition workflows towards new object-based panning systems, such as those used in the new L-ISA multichannel audio system. The L-ISA team approached me with a […]

Spectral Spaces – Trumpet and Electronics [2nd Mvmt.] (2019)

3rd Order Ambisonics & Trumpet performance – This work for trumpet and electronics was collaboratively devised to explore the potentials of trumpet timbre and the spatial possibilities in 3OA. Just as the sonic materials seek to dissolve the boundaries between live and projected trumpet, the physical choreography of the work, in which the performer walks […]

Attack and Continuants – Trumpet and Electronics [1st Mvmt.] (2019)

3rd Order Ambisonics & Trumpet performance – This work for trumpet and electronics was collaboratively devised to explore the potentials of trumpet timbre and the spatial possibilities in 3OA. Just as the sonic materials seek to dissolve the boundaries between live and projected trumpet, the physical choreography of the work, in which the performer walks […]