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.

November 2014

composing music for a new BBC radio drama “Ravens” written by Alana Valentine.

writing music for Channel 4 three part series “Jimmy’s Outback Kitchen”.

composing for a BBC documentary about Hans Holbein for ZCZ Films.

mastering Pussy Riot soundtrack – due for iTunes/Amazon release on 1st December.

finished composing for The Billion Pound Base – Dismantling Camp Bastion. There’s a preview screening of this at the Frontline Club 27th November before it’s shown on Channel 4 on December 7th.

Animal Cops; Houston broadcasts in the USA from 11th November.

October 2014

Delighted & proud to have won an Emmy in Outstanding Music & Sound category for Pussy Riot; A Punk Prayer score at the News & Documentary Emmys.

Composing for a documentary about Camp Bastion, Afghanistan for Channel 4.

BBC 4 is repeating How The Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears – a 3 part series exploring how the awe-inspiring landscape of North America shaped the story of the Wild West.

It broadcasts weekly on BBC 4 from 9th October at 9pm.

September 2014

remix of Utopia theme from the Channel 4 TV series here.

Writing music for a film about the artist Howard Hodgkin.

August 2014

Composing for a new documentary about artist Hans Holbein.

Award-winning radio drama An Angel At My Table (Best BBC Audio Drama Series 2014)  is repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra on 28th & 29th August.

May 2014

How The Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears – a 3 part series exploring how the awe-inspiring landscape of North America shaped the story of the Wild West.It broadcasts on BBC 4 from 22nd May at 9pm.

Wild West trailer with music from the series here.

Commissioned to compose music for a new Tate film on the 2 year restoration of a major work of art.

Restoring Rothko see it here.

A Whole Lott More screens on Al Jazeera’s Witness slot on Wednesday 14th May.

April 2014

Writing music for a new documentary about Peter Paul Rubens. Score includes beautiful vocal contribution from David McAlmont.

Composing for a new short film by the Tate about Surrealism starring Peter Capaldi.

Watch it here.

Commissioned to compose for a new Discovery tv series – Animal Cops; Houston.

Finishing mixes for Amir Amirani’s We Are Many.

A Whole Lott More selected for American Film Showcase.

Series 2 of Le Donne – BBC Radio 4’s 15 Minute Drama about the Camorra airs Monday 28th April – Friday 2nd May at 19.45

catch the omnibus edition here.



February 2014

Composing for a new film by Amir Amirani – “We Are Many” about the Stop The War march of February 15 2003.

trailer here

January 2014

Waldemar Januszczak’s new series “Rococo: Travel, Pleasure & Madness” begins on BBC 4 Tuesday 21st January.

The soundtrack is available from Amazon & iTunes from 13th January.

An Angel At My Table wins BBC Audio Award 2014 for Best Audio Drama Serial.

Demo for Soundiron’s new Beatboxer library.

Composed music for a short film made by The Tate – “Where Are The Women” starring Jemima Kirke.