Welcome to the newly updated site. We have all laboured long and hard over the winter to fine tune the download section. So a huge thank you to Annie and Duncan at Global Image for all their ideas and persistence.
All we ask is that is you use the tracks commercially – you register their use. I shall be adding new tracks as I write them. This is a new way of working for me and I am really looking forward to seeing how it goes.
Trips back to the UK from here in New Zealand have included Danny Elfman’s score for Terminator 4 – Salvation, recorded at Abbey Road and Mark Mothersbaugh’s score for Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – recorded at Air Lyndhurst. Both really enjoyable sessions with great orchestras and excellent teams. While I was at Air I had the chance to listen to a couple of tracks from the album that David Arnold is producing for Dame Shirley Bassey. Wonderful. I’ll post here when the album is released.
Methurin Molgat from the New Zealand band Beach approached me to co-write the music for a TV ad for Queenstown – to be aired over the Winter Games. With all of 20 hours to write, recorded and deliver the finished product – skiing was abandoned for the day. Methurin’s partner Jessie Coutts – the ‘voice’ of Beach – provided the vocal. It was great to work with two such talented artists and lovely people as well. You can view the finished film here.
Splitting The Apple:
My film of sculptor Shane Woolridge creating his piece “Splitting The Apple” is currently showing at ArtBayGallery. This is a new gallery space in the newly restored historic Mountaineer building in Rees Street, Queenstown. Some of our other promotional films for Otago, Serious Fun River Surfing and Queenstown Rafting among others, are also showing on numerous screens and websites as well as international trade shows.
One of my favourite cities in the world. I spent a fantastic few days there on the way back from London to New Zealand, catching up with old friends and colleagues, eating wonderful meals and drinking fabulous wines. Pictured is the Brill Building – once the home of all the music publishers. A veteran writer once told me that they used to sell songs by performing them on the upright piano found in every publisher’s office. Often they would sell the same song to a publisher on each floor, then having to rush home and write another six songs to cover the shortfall. Those were the days.
See you next time.
Chris Cozens. Queenstown. New Zealand. September 2009.