eCard from Alice Trueman Soundtracks
Alice recently composed the music and created the sound effects for a magical Christmas eCard "The Snowman Rises", a short stop motion animated film by Isabel Garrett, produced by Cardbot and Second Home Studios.
On a dark wintery night, two mysterious creatures attempt to build a snowman. See how they get on at the link below...
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BBC Radio 4 drama - 'Three Sisters Rewired'
Alice recently composed the original music for the BBC Radio 4 drama 'Three Sisters Rewired', a play inspired by Anton Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'. Produced by Graeae Theatre and Naked Productions, the drama was adapted and directed by Polly Thomas and Jenny Sealey. Alice's score also features the beautiful flute playing of Deaf flautist Ruth Montgomery.
On an isolated farm in 21st century Yorkshire, three sisters with varying degrees of D/deafness - Olivia, Masie and Iris - struggle to survive on a financially draining farm, with intermittent internet, Christmas approaching, and a pervading sense of dislocation from the real world.
With the three sisters played by Deaf actors, Three Sisters Rehwired breaks new ground as it reimagines the story through the prism of deafness.https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cbtv
BBC Radio 4 - Art of Now: Migraine
Alice's music is back on the BBC! Alice has composed a specially commissioned score for 'Art of Now: Migraine', a programme produced by Overtone Productions.
The programme explores migraine and creativity through the stories of artists and writers who live with the debilitating condition. Alice's music takes you on a journey through the experience of a migraine attack, from early warning signs, through the disorientating sensory overload of a migraine aura, to final recovery.
The music features live performances by multi-instrumentalist Jude Rees (oboe, soprano saxophone, contrabass recorder and bagpipes) Joe Geoghan (guitar) and Alice (violin). The live instruments were recorded by Joe at his Facade Studios.
Alice created large-scale orchestral backing tracks for an accompanying CD. Schools use this CD to help the children practice and perform the songs. The book is edited by Kevin Stannard, who also used Alice's backing tracks to record live performances with an amateur choir from the Coventry Blue Coat School.
Panel Appearance at BBC #Soundstems Event
Alice was invited to speak on the panel at #Soundstems, an exciting BBC / Producers' Forum event which celebrated sound and how important it is to film and TV. Organised by Drew Roper of Yamination Studios, the event was held at the BBC studios at the Mailbox in Birmingham, where The Archers and Home Front are recorded, and included a fun demonstration of Archers sound props!
Alice spoke about the many ways music can change the way we view visuals such as enhancing the emotional content of the film or TV programme. Alice explained that she sees herself almost like an actor, taking on the emotions of all the characters and acting out every role.
Also on the #Soundstems panel was Neil Hilmann, sound designer and editor, notable for his work on the Oscar-winning Lincoln, New York I Love You and Grace of Monaco. And Marc Silk, one of the most in demand voiceover artists in the country, as the voice of Aks Moe in Star Wars Episode 1, Danger Mouse, Johnny Bravo and a million more!
Chimes on Christmas Eve
Alice's magical Christmas tune 'Chimes on Christmas Eve' was featured on Janet Smith's Croydon Art Show on Croydon Radio on Christmas Day, podcast available below:
And here's the full track:
Alice's composition is shortlisted in BBC Baroque Remixed Competion!
In October 2012 the BBC Concert Orchestra set a challenge to Post Graduate and Fellows in the UK to re-write the Baroque masterpiece ĎRondeauí from Purcellís Abdelazer Suite. Alice's piece was selected as one of the five pieces to be played by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by Charles Hazlewood.
Hear Alice's interpretation of Purcell below (this version is entirely recorded using a multi-sampled orchestra without live players, creating a highly realistic orchestral sound). Alice conceived her piece as as a turbulent dream, incorporating a wide range of heightened moods and influences from around the world.
You can find out more about the competition from the video in the link below:
Turbulence Feature Film
In Summer 2011 Alice wrote the score for the charming romantic comedy 'Turbulence' which charts the epic struggles of a music venue threatened with closure. In September 2012 'Turbulence' was officially selected for the Edmonton International Film Festival. The film has been described by comedian David Baddiel as "charming, funny, warm and sweet". Definitely one to watch!
See the trailer here:
Aryma Promotional FilmAlice has recently completed a promotional video for world-class marquetry company Aryma who create beautiful wooden mosaics for interior designers and luxury cruise liners.
Drama 'Noise' broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Alice's latest radio soundtrack, for the afternoon drama 'Noise' was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 20th March 2012.
'Noise' is produced by Polly Thomas and written by BAFTA-nominated writer Alex Bulmer. It is an intriguing, sound-driven mystery about memory loss and trust. Alex Bulmer is one of the writers of Channel 4ís ground-breaking drama Cast Offs. She wanted to write a piece about someone decoding and understanding the world through sounds, similar to the way she herself does as a blind person.
The story: Kit is making good progress, after being found unconscious in a local park one freezing February night. Her hypothermia induced memory loss has left her unsure of herself or her surroundings. With the help of hospital therapist, Helena, and her fiancé Dan, Kit returns home, but something isnít quite right... What is that strange piano melody that keeps penetrating her consciousness? And why is Dan so insistent that she stay indoors? What is the wooden object in the living room that Dan doesnít want her to touch? And who is Matt, the man who keeps calling? As Kit slowly recovers her memory, she begins to fit together the pieces.
For more information about 'Noise', visit the BBC website here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dhrmv
'Apocalyptic' Alice's latest radio drama well received!
Alice's music was recently back on the airwaves when "And So Say All Of Us" was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in May 2010. A brand new absurdist comedy play, it was written by a team of award-winning writers led by Dan Rebellato, a Sony nominated radio drama writer. The play was directed by Polly Thomas, with whom Alice has collaborated twice before. It received good reviews including this article in The Stage which made due mention of Alice's 'apocalyptic' music (apocalypse always being a speciality!)
'Girlfriend In A Coma' - Alice's 'powerful' music is back on BBC Radio
Alice has written an exciting new score for the first radio dramatisation of the modern classic 'Girlfriend In A Coma' by Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X and Microserf. It was adapted by Dan Rebellato and produced and directed by Polly Thomas.
Alice garnered special mention for her 'powerful' music in The Stage review.
Rave Reviews for 'Solaris' score!
Alice's haunting score for the Radio 4 adaptation of Solaris has received glowing reviews in the national press. The play was produced by Polly Thomas, dramatised by Dan Rebellato and was an adaptation of the philosophical sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem.
"The hypnotic, meditative music, composed by Alice Trueman, is outstanding"
"It was the superb soundtrack by Alice Trueman and Polly Thomas' evocative production which were the atmospheric stars here."
"The intense and esoteric loneliness... is perfectly captured by Alice Trueman's crystalline, synth-based soundtrack"