Harry Blake

Harry Blake

Composer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a composer, lyricist and sound designer based in Peckham, south-east London, specialising in music for film and live performance. I also write musicals.

'sublime...Harry Blake's ambient techno score explodes around us' Time Out

'Harry Blake's exquisite electro soundtrack' The Scotsman

'Harry Blake’s reduced orchestration creates its own musical world, [it] allows real word-by-word communication: in opera, that is rare indeed.’ Evening Standard

BIOGRAPHY

Harry Blake is an award-winning composer, lyricist and sound designer for film and live performance. He recently scored the British feature film Making It, currently in post-production, and is working on How to Stop Being Fat and Start Being Happy - a new musical - with playwright Jon Brittain (Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho).


Composition work includes: Cyrano (BBC Radio Four), Bike (Salisbury Playhouse, Autumn 2015), The Future for Beginners, (Wales Millennium Centre and touring), The Glass Supper (Hampstead Theatre), Once upon a Christmas (Look Left, Look Right), The Love Girl and the Innocent (Southwark Playhouse), Perle (Tobacco Factory and Soho Theatre), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Othello and Cyrano de Bergerac (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre) Mobile Phone Show (Lyric Hammersmith), The Wind in the Willows (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men), Twelfth Night and Masters, are you mad? (Grosvenor Park), MANGA SISTER (liveartshow@The Yard), live electronic score for Don Giovanni (Soho Theatre), Anna Karenina (Arcola), Monkey and Bear (InTransit Festival). Assistant conductor, Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic), assistant to the music supervisor, Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket).


Harry is winner of the Craig Barbour Award for Composition (Soho Theatre), the Musical Theatre Network Award (Edinburgh 2014) and was recently made an associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). Harry is one half of the award-winning cabaret act HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL.

Work History

Composer - Harry Blake

Sep 2007 - Present

Education

Music Performance - MMus - Royal Academy of Music

Sep 2005 - Sep 2007

Music - BA - Christ's College, Cambridge

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

Skills

  • Composition
  • Arranging
  • Comedy
  • Songwriting
  • Sound Design

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