Simon Russell is an EMMY Award winning freelance composer from the UK, composing music in a diverse range of styles for both Film and TV productions.
2014 EMMY Awards
The Billion Pound Base: Dismantling Camp Bastion airs on Channel 4, 7th December 8.00pm.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer soundtrack is available from iTunes 1st December. ps://itun.es/i6BB7zZ
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.
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.
remix of Utopia theme from the Channel 4 TV series here.
Writing music for a film about the artist Howard Hodgkin.
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.
Delighted to be nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Music & Sound category for Pussy Riot; A Punk Prayer.
Commissioned to compose for a new 3 hour More4 / 10 half hour Channel 4 travel series.
Composing for a new documentary “England ‘Til I Die”.
The Do Gooders now available to download from Journeyman Pictures.
We Are Many screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest on 8th & 9th June.
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.
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.
Pussy Riot; A Punk Prayer nominated for an RTS award.
Composing for a new film by Amir Amirani – “We Are Many” about the Stop The War march of February 15 2003.
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.