Hi, and welcome back.
So the big news is that my New Zealand adventure has drawn to a close and a new adventure is about to begin. I had my US-01 visa approved and I shall be joining Lynn Schreiber and the folks at Mad4Music as a music editor and Auricle specialist later this month. Naturally I am very excited about this and I am looking forward to the new challenge. I shall be moving to the US mid March so it’s time to pack up the studio once again. I shall take the opportunity to go through and check and update all the software and hardware to ensure I am on the bleeding edge. I’ll leave behind some good friends in New Zealand but I know I shall be back to visit and, who knows, maybe even live here again one day.
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.
Great fun was had by all in February when James Newton Howard brought across his team of Stu Thomas, Chris Bacon, JoeERand and Pete Anthony to record the score for the second Nanny McPhee movie in Abbey Road’s Studio One. Emma Thompson came along and on one occasion gave a masterclass in story telling, regaling the assembled orchestra with the story of the film and anecdotes about life on set, complete with demonstrations of those teeth and the Nanny McPhee stick. Sitting a couple of meters away from an Oscar winning actress in full flow just for the fun of it is a treat and a privilege that money just cannot buy.
Never Let Me Go.
Work is well underway for Rachel Portman’s score for this amazing story from the same author who wrote Remains Of The Day. Starring Carey Mulligan
– fresh from her award winning performance in An Education – and Keira Knightley, this promises to be a very special film. We are recording this in the last week of March in London.
Summer is drawing to a close here and there is a noticeable chill in the early morning air. The early-bird ski passes are on sale and the mountain bike shops will soon revert back to being ski-shops. So for me it’s au revoir New Zealand and hello USA.
See you next month.
Chris Cozens. New Zealand. March 2010.