The Cities and Memory Collection

A collection of original compositions created as part of the ‘Cities and Memory’ project run by Stuart Fowkes.

All the compositions are re-imaginings of field recordings.

Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area or anywhere across the world…

If you would like to contact me regarding music / sound design for a project:



Nantes: The Haunted Swing

An original composition based around a field recording from Nantes, France…

Original field Recording (Gavin Prior):



This was created by chopping up the original and processing the various fragments through granular sampler transformers in Reaktor 5. Only the original field recording was used; no other sounds were added…

  • Travelizer was used to introduce elements of pitch to the piece
  • Random Step Shifter was used to add extra rhythmic elements.
  • Grainstates was the ensemble used to create the general background ebb and flow + the ‘new’ swing sound.


The final mix was processed through a chain of modules in Native Instrument’s Guitar Rig and then mastered with Izotope Ozone 4.

This piece was composed for the ‘Cities and Memory’ website run by Stuart Fowkes…

Cities and Memory is a global field recording & sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time.

Every faithful field recording document on the sound map is accompanied by a reworking, a processing or an interpretation that imagines that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new.

More information on the location of the field recording used in this composition can be found here:

Nantes: the Haunted Swing

All the pieces I have created as part of the Cities and Memory project can be found here:

The Cities and memory Collection

Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area – use the form below or simply email me:


When the Day is Dark and Rainy…

I’m in the middle of a long, difficult project and little musical doodles are a great way of keeping me sane! :0)

This is a short piano improv that came straight from a little messing about with the chords to a classic old rock song….any guesses?

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Epic Production Music for All Media Projects

These and many other tracks are ready to be licensed straight off the shelf via online music libraries – go to the track in SOUND CLOUD and click on the BUY BROADCAST LICENCE button.

  • Bespoke edits of all existing pieces are available on request.
  • I can also create completely new pieces for your project.

Use the form at the bottom of this page or email me:


LEAR ALONE by Frank Bramwell

LEAR ALONE by playwright, Frank Bramwell.


28th & 30th July – St Paul’s Church, Jewellery Quarter

29th & 31st July – Old Joint Stock Theatre

A thought-provoking reworking of the original play by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning Playwright Frank Bramwell, using the words of William Shakespeare.

Was Shakespeare right to kill off King Lear at the end of his play?

This fascinating play takes us along Lear’s journey following the news of Cordelia’s death, allowing us to re-examine the original play’s themes and insights, from a completely different angle. This is Frank Bramwell’s fifth sequel to Shakespeare’s plays.

The previous four have delighted audiences with the boldness of their approach and the dexterity of touch. Romeo & Juliet for All Time won an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a play ‘that stood head and shoulders above other plays reviewed.’

Original music for the play composed, arranged, performed and produced by Mark Taylor: