The Ivors Academy presents The Craft of Composition with BAFTA winning and Ivor Novello Award nominated screen composer Paul Leonard-Morgan. Paul will be interviewed by British music supervisor Lucy Bright, who has supervised some of the most critically-acclaimed British films and TV shows in recent years including Southcliffe, McMafia, This is England ‘90 and BAFTA-winning short The Swimmer.
Well known for embracing a range of music mediums, from pop to orchestral throughout his work across film, TV and games, Paul will share his creative insights and observations including his recent score for the widely lauded Amazon series ‘Tales From the Loop’.
The Craft of Composition is an ongoing series of conversations with renowned composers across classical, film & TV, games and jazz, and will take an in-depth look into the creative process of composition.
About Paul Leonard-Morgan
Paul Leonard-Morgan is a BAFTA Award winning, Ivor Novello and Emmy Award nominated film composer, producer and arranger for bands. Prior to working in film, Leonard-Morgan produced and arranged for acts including Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol, Mogwai and No Doubt.
His first Emmy nomination came in 2016 for the CBS TV spinoff of Limitless helmed by Marc Webb (Spiderman, 500 Days of Summer). Paul’s work in animation includes three short Minions films, released alongside Universal Studio’s all-time highest grossing film Despicable Me 2, and Fox/Evergreen’s $80 million feature animation Walking with Dinosaurs 3D.
Paul’s latest project is Amazon’s sci-fi series Tales from the Loop, co-scored with Philip Glass. He is also one of three composers who is scoring the highly anticipated video game Cyberpunk 2077 — an open-world action-adventure story developed by CD Projekt Red, which is slated to be released in September 2020.
Paul is currently working on his first ever classical commission, a celtic concerto for Inter-Celtic Festival in Lorient, which is slated to take place in August 2020.
About Lucy Bright
Lucy Bright started out at Mute Records working with artists such as Nick Cave and Depeche Mode, she then moved to Warner Classics for six years before leaving to manage composer Michael Nyman.
She joined the film and TV department of publisher Music Sales in 2008 overseeing an extraordinary roster of film composers for 10 years including Gabriel Yared, Dustin O’Halloran, Jocelyn Pook, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Alex Heffes, David Julyan, Joby Talbot, Hildur Gudnadottir, Ludovico Einaudi and Volker Bertelmann. In 2020 she is launching her own music publishing company, Bright Notion Music.
Lucy has music supervised some of the most critically-acclaimed British films of recent years: Samantha Morton’s directorial debut The Unloved, Lynne Ramsey’s BAFTA-winning short The Swimmer, John Maclean’s Slow West, Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed and Michael Almereyda’s Marjorie Prime.
Her work in television is equally renowned including Southcliffe, McMafia and Shane Meadows’s This is England ‘90 and The Virtues. She is currently working on Sean Durkin’s film The Nest starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon, TV drama Little Birds for Sky Atlantic and LIFE for BBC One (jointly with Catherine Grieves).