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Photograph: Christopher Simon Sykes
|BRIAN GASCOIGNE CV
B.A. Cantab. Music Studies at Berklee, Boston, Mass. U.S.A
FILM AND TV SCORES include:
UNDER MILK WOOD. Dir. Andrew Sinclair, with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
MALACHI'S COVE. Dir. Henry Herbert, with Donald Pleasance and Veronica Quilligan.
PHASE IV. Dir. Saul Bass, with Nigel Davenport and Lynne Frederick. Paramount.
1919. Dir. Hugh Brody, with Paul Scofield and Maria Schell. B.F.I.
EMERALD FOREST. (Co-comp w. Junior Homrich) Dir. John Boorman. With Powers Boothe and
Charlie Boorman. Embassy. BAFTA nomination.
STICK WITH ME,KID. 11 one-hour comedy drama series for Disney.
WILDLIFE FILMS include:-
AMATE and LORDS OF HOKKAIDO for Partridge Films.
THE SECRET LEOPARD and CRATER OF THE RAIN GOD for Zebra Films.
QUEEN OF THE BEASTS for Survival Anglia.
BELLAMY RIDES AGAIN and BLOOMING BELLAMY for BBC 1.
KILLING FOR A LIVING (Hunters in the Wild) for BBC1.
CHEETAHS WITH HOLLY HUNTER for Meridian
FRASER ISLAND and JORDAN VALLEY for Partridge Films
THE FISH THAT TIME FORGOT for Meridian
ALBUMS AS COMPOSER/ARRANGER/KEYBOARDS include:-
|Early in the days of Sky TV, I was the Musical Director of a talent show with a difference, called Sky Star Search. Directed by Jim Brown, it was a post-modern precursor of reality TV, in that we liked the interestingly less talented as much as the promising. We recorded 5 1-hour shows during a 12-hour day, totalling 35 acts, with no rehearsal, except what we'd managed to deduce from a 15-minute audition weeks before. Musicians who worked on the show, (Mitch Dalton, Mo Foster, Harold Fisher, Stephen Sidwell, Jamie Talbot) described it as the high/low point of their careers. It also marked for me the first useful application of a mobile phone. We were a 3-minute dash from the nearest bar, and only had 10-minute breaks. Harold took to phoning the bar on his mobile, while not missing a beat on the drums, to order the tequilas, so that we only had to run to the bar, down them, and run back within the ten minutes. Even so, we didn't always make it. But the depressing thing was, when we didn't make it back in time, nobody noticed..|