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Behind the Music of the Shiny Floor TV Shows

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/01/2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
The Phoenix (downstairs)


De-mystifing the music of light entertainment

Hosted by BASCA’s Media Executive Committee, this seminar will focus on the music of the Shiny Floor TV Show and a panel of leading composers will discuss and disseminate their music behind hit TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Take Me Out, Dancing on Ice, The Weakest Link, The Chase, Catchphrase, Pointless and The Million Pound Drop.

Is there a magic formula for creating music for Shiny Floor TV Shows? Does each channel have their own ‘signature sound’? And is there a creative difference between different broadcasting time slots? Join us to find out more!

Panellists include: Paul Farrer, Richard Jacques (Chair),  Dan McGrath, Josh Phillips and Marc Sylvan

Programme
Part I: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Break: 7.30pm – 7.45pm
Part II: 7.45pm – 8.30pm
Informal networking: 8.30pm – 9.30pm

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TICKETS (excluding booking fee)
BASCA members: £7.50 (if you attend, £5 will be returned to you after the event. T&C apply)
Non members: £15.00
Students (of BASCA’s Academic Supporters 0nly): £5.00 (inclu booking fee)

Click HERE to register your place

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BIOGRAPHIES

paulfarrer1Paul Farrer is one of the UK’s most successful media composers. In a career spanning 25 years he has composed music for some of the biggest programmes on British Television. From ‘Dancing On Ice’, ‘Gladiators’, ‘Fort Boyard’, ‘Ant and Dec’s Push The Button’ to ‘The Chase’, ‘The Jerry Springer Show’, and The BBC’s most successful international format of all time; ‘The Weakest Link’ which was broadcast in 97 countries and over 12 years on British Television racked up 1693 episodes.

He has also composed additional music for shows like ‘Top Gear’, ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘The Krypton Factor’. In 2012 he was commissioned to compose all the music to the 100th Anniversary of the ‘Royal Variety Performance’ at The Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. 2014 was the third time he has been asked to compose the orchestral music for this prestigious event.

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Classically trained from a young age at the Royal Academy of Music in London with an extensive repertoire in multiple music genres, Richard Jacques is an award-winning composer for video games, film and television whose scoring credits include both critically acclaimed and blockbuster franchises such as ‘James Bond 007: Blood Stone’ (Activision), ‘Mass Effect’ (BioWare), ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (Disney), ‘Headhunter’ (Amuze/Sega) and ‘Starship Troopers’ (Empire/Sony Pictures).

Richard’s dynamic and in-demand composing style is also popular in the world of television and advertising media where his dramatic scores are featured in numerous premier TV and movie theatre campaigns for some of the world’s largest media agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann Ericsson) and top name brands such as Audi, Bacardi, Mercedes-Benz and Stella Artois. Richard will Chair this event.

DanMcGrathDan McGrath was originally trained in TV sound, in the late 1980s, by Thames TV supremo, Bruce Englefield, who studio supervised the ‘Benny Hill Shows’, ‘Morecambe & Wise’, ‘Ken Dodd’ and many more.

From 1995 till 2001, Dan produced the Chris Evans’ Breakfast show on BBC Radio 1FM and then Virgin Radio in London, for Evans production company Ginger. This was followed by co-writing the theme to ‘Friday Night’ with Jonathan Ross, music for ‘Hell’z Kitchen’ and ‘George’s Song’s’ with Little Britain’s Matt Lucas as George Dawes for Vic & Bob’s Shooting Stars.

Since 2004, Dan’s also been co-writing with multi-instrumentalist, Josh Philips. In that time they have composed the title themes and music for a cross-section of highly successful TV shows, including the smash hit BBC show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’

JoshPhillips4Josh began his career at sixteen playing organ on the soundtrack to (and subsequently appearing in) the cult 1979 movie Quadrophenia. Since then he has written for and/or performed with an amazing array of musical talent including Pete Townshend, Ronan Keating, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and many others. He is the same person as Josh Phillips-Gorse, and had many album credits under that name from the 1980s.

Outside mainstream rock, Josh works with Dan McGrath. Together they have composed the themes to hit TV shows such as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (BBC), ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria?’ (BBC), ‘Holidays Undercover’ (ITV), ‘Building the Dream’ (ITV), ‘Car Hunt’ (ITV), ‘Celebrity Dog School’ (BBC), ‘Star Sale’ (BBC), ‘Men in Frocks’ (Sky), ‘Britain’s Wildest’ (Sky), ‘The Craig Doyle Show’ (UTV), ‘The Sack Race’ (BBC), ‘Friends like these’ with Ant & Dec/Ian Wright and ‘Tonight with Jonathan Ross’. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ as a format has sold globally, attracting 10 million viewers in the UK and 22 million in the US as ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

MarcSylvan_Marc Sylvan has forged an outstanding reputation as a composer and sound designer and is in high demand for television, commercials, film and video game projects. Recent credits include the BAFTA award winning global phenomenon ‘The Million Pound Drop’, the hit shows ‘Total Wipeout’, ‘Pointless’ and ‘Fifteen To One’ as well as an array of video game titles such as ‘Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing’, ‘The Club’ and ‘Virtua Tennis’.

Marc signed a publishing/representation agreement with Faber Music in 2004, joining a team of esteemed composers including Evelyn Glennie, Carl Davis and Howard Goodall amongst others. He is also on the Media Executive and a professional member of The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

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TICKETS (excluding booking fee)
BASCA members: £7.50 (if you attend, £5 will be returned to you after the event. T&C apply)
Non members: £15.00
Students (of BASCA’s Academic Supporters 0nly): £5.00 (inclu booking fee)

Click HERE to register your place

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Any questions? Please contact Cindy Truong by emailing info@basca.org.uk or calling 020 7636 2929