2014 EMMY Awards

Simon Russell, composer for 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' - winner of OUTSTANDING MUSIC & SOUND at The 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmys Awards, 30th September 2014

Marc Bryan-Brown Photography.
® 2014 Marc Bryan-Brown.

Simon was awarded an EMMY in 2014 for his original soundtrack to “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”, a documentary film by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin.

January 2013

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer documentary wins the Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2013 & is picked up for broadcast by HBO
review here

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer documentary premieres at Sundance – details here

An Angel At My Table – 1st of 2 episodes broadcasts on January 13th on BBC Radio 4
part 2 airs on 20th January at 3pm in the Classic Serial slot

Canimals begins a repeat run on ABC 3, Australia from 2nd January – it continues it’s run on CITV at 3.45pm weekdays

composing for a new tv series about women within the Roman Empire for BBC 4

composing for Victor Buhler’s documentary A Whole Lott More

December 2012

demo for new children’s series

more composing for Pussy Riot documentary

commissioned to compose music for a new art series

November 2012

Smash & Grab premieres at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) November 14th-25th
as does Rafea; Solar Mama (to which I contributed additional music)
The Gallery Of Lost Art website is also showing at IDFA

demo of SoundIron’s Angklung here

The Dark Ages; An Age Of Light – Episode 1 is broadcast on BBC4 on Tuesday 27th November at 9pm (Episodes 2 – 4 following on consecutive Tuesdays until 18th December)

composing for a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Janet Frame’s An Angel At My Table

demo of SoundIron’s Mercury Boys Choir here

composing for a new documentary about the Egyptian 2011 revolution called The Square

commissioned to compose music for a film about the Russian band Pussy Riot

both The Square and Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer have been selected for the 2013 Sundance film festival in the World Cinema category

October 2012

Le Donne – drama about women in the mafia airs on BBC Radio 4 from 1st-5th October in the “15 Minute Drama” slot at 10.45am and repeated at 19.45

demo for SoundIron’s new Drinking Piano here

Win A Baby airs on Channel 4 12th October

September 2012

Canimals airs on CITV from 3rd September, in Spain from the 12th and in Italy from October.

The amazing Tin-Tone Company have made me a guitar

There is a screening of 66 Months and a Q&A with director James Bluemel at the Phoenix Picture House, Oxford 17th Sept 6.30pm

August 2012

finished composing music for a 5 part BBC Radio 4 drama “Le Donne”

composing for a feature documentary “Solar Mama”

July 2012

music for Lost Art series for the Tate goes live July 2nd

commissioned to compose music for a 5 part BBC Radio 4 drama “Le Donne”

composing music for Victor Buhler’s documentary “A Whole Lott More”

June 2012

finished music for pilot of Counterfeit Cat cartoon. Made by Aardman for Disney.

demo of SoundIron’s new Erhu phrase library here

May 2012

commissioned to compose music for a new 4 part BBC series Age Of Light

writing music for a new Aardman pilot

finished work on a new online Tate exhibition “Lost Art”

demo for SoundIron’s new mini choral library here

April 2012

more composing for “Smash & Grab” & a new episode of Invite Mr. Wright in China

demo for SoundIron’s Venus Women’s Choir here

March 2012

composing music for Win A Baby – Channel 4 First Cut documentary

new SoundIron demo for Breaker

February 2012

composing for Havana Marking’s film “Smash And Grab”

new SoundIron demo for Tuned Artillery

The Impressionists shortlisted for an RTS award

my remix of Barry Adamson’s “Destination” here (“Plumbing The Depths”)