Update June 2014
Gravity was released at the end of 2013, and received huge critical and commercial success. Gareth mixed the score, and was also icontributed to the recording and programming. Composer Steve Price won an Oscar and Bafta for the music, while Gareth was honoured by the Cinema Audio Society for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture. The film heralded major advances in film making and its sound track is widely acknowledged to be a game changer.
In April, The RSC released the sound track CDs for Henry IV Parts i and ii, produced and mixed by Gareth, who has also been working on the soundtrack for Two Gentlemen Of Verona, due for release in July.
During the first few months of the year, Gareth has mixed the music for the Bad Robot TV series, Believe.
Gareth composed the music for the aplocolyptic zombie animation, The Visor - the first ever Welsh language on line animated comic book, launched with the piolt episode on S4C.
Update October 2013
It's been a very busy period again, so here is a round up:
Gareth has just completed producing and mixing the soundtrack CD for Royal Shakespeare Company's Richard II, featuring David Tennant. The CD will be available around from October 18.
Gravity has opened to a record box office in the States. The score was mixed by Gareth, and the soundtrack album has been number 1 in soundtrack charts in USA, Canada, Germany and Austria. This groundbeaking and astonishing film is released in UK on November 8th. See it in 3D!
The World's End opened in August to critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing $45m against a production budget of $20. The score was mixed by Gareth.
Composition work has not been neglected, with Gareth writing themes for Channel Five's Cricket on Five (Sunset And Vine), plus being commissioned this month to compose the theme for Channel 4's new daytime series, French Connection (Reef TV)
Update June 2013
Over the last few months Gareth has mixed the score to The World's End for composer Steve Price, due to be released in July 2013, produced and mixed the cast album for the RSC's As You Like It, and mixed Sara Lowes' latest EP, All For The Dream.
He has also been busy writting new music with Sara Lowes for the Group Green project. More about this later!
It's been a busy past 12 months, so here's a quick roundup of what has been happening:
Gareth spent a large part of last year working closely with composer Steve Price mixing, recording and programming the score to Alfonso Cueron's latest film, Gravity. The film is due for release in October.
Recently Gareth has been also working on development projects with Karrot Animation and Griffilms, the latter for whom he has also provided music for the new Budz App.
Gareth has worked on a couple of projects for Fulwell 73 recently, the second being scoring the One Direction appeal films for BBC's Comic Relief in February. Click on pic below to watch the film.
March - April 2012
Music for the trailer for The Craftsman was
completed, and Gareth then moved on to score the film for Sheringham Studios. The film, written and directed by Lee Murphy,
is adapted from a book by Stuart
Neville. View the trailer.
have commisioned the music for the draw for the last 8 of the Europa
League following a recommendation from Skibbly
Media to T.E.A.M
Work has just finished composing the score for a trailer for a
major new computer game. Not allowed to say what yet, but production
company is Maverick
Media. Work also finished on a promotional film for
via DNX Marketing.
A bit of catching up to do:
Recent projects include a commission from BBC1 to compose the opening
music for The
Diamond Queen, the series celebrating HM the Queen's
60th year as monarch.
Gareth scored the short film, Over
The Hill?, a drama directed by Simon Bovey,
which was released on 29th Feb as part of a national campaign to
raise awareness about retirement.
Work was completed on a further 25 episodes of Castle
Farm, which started broadcasting this month on Five.
Another old acquaintance was renewed this month when Gareth was
commissioned to core the BBC1 series Britain's
Killer Roads for Reef
A very exciting commission came in from Skibbly
Media this month - to score FIFA's
2014 Brazil World Cup promo film. The score was
composed using authentic Samba rhythms.
The wonderful people at Impossible TV have won another 25 episide
commission of Castle Farm from Five.
Each episode is indivudually scored to picture. The series is one
of Milkshake's most successful new shows.
There is quite a bit of catching up to do. Over the past few months
Gareth has worked on the following projects, amongst others:
Scoring and sound design for the short film, Transcend,
by up and coming director Alex Andreou
Several remix projects, including another album with the extraordinary
crossover violinist Vasko
Vassilev, and the remarkably talented indy group Joan
And The Sailors.
Gareth has just completed mixing the score of Joe Cornish's film
Attack The Block.
The brilliantly crafted score was written by Steve Price,
with collaboration from Bassment Jaxx, and mixed in 5.1 surround.
Work has been completed on Gaspard And Lisa, a
mammoth project of 52 x 11 minutes, for Chorion
and Impossible TV. GCMP
provided the sound design for this beautifully animated flagship
HD children's series.
Gareth was commisioned by the BBC to compose the
music for the documentary to mark the young royals' wedding announcement,
William And Kate: A Royal Engagement.
End of the Road has just won two awards at the prestigious Los
Angeles Movie Awards 2010:
The film was competing in the Feature-length documentary category
and won the Award for 'Best Concept' as well as an 'Award of Excellence'.
For all the latest news, reviews and screenings of End of the Road
check out the film's official website here: www.endoftheroadmovie.co.uk
Gareth has been commissioned to compose the score for the feature
Of The Road. The film, made by award winning director
Richard Nicholls, charts the epic adventure of two life-long friends
as the attempt to travel 4000 miles (and across the Sahara) in a
car bought for £100.
Read more about the film on the Swift
Work commences this month on the mammoth series Gaspard and Lisa
TV / Chorion. GCMP is providing sound design for the
50 episode run of this animated series, each 11 minutes long, plus
a 22 minute "special".
Composition work has now finished on Castle Farm
- 26 episodes in, all, all fully scored.
Work has been continuing on CASTLE FARM plus new
animation projects are in development:
Gareth has been working with Impossible
TV on FIVE BEAR STREET, writing a
theme song and underscore theme for the trailer.
The trailer for N.E.R.D.S
was revealed at MIPCOM, featuring theme music commssioned by Red
Kite for the project.
Another chance to work with writer/director Simon Bovey came this
month when Gareth was commissioned to compose the score for Tinder
Films' latest short, Studs.
Broadcast news - THE FUSE, the new ITV gameshow
, is showing weekdays at 5pm on ITV1. THE BEEPS is
showing weekdays at 6.35am on Five.
Work has begun composing theme tune and underscore for a new Impossible
TV animated series, due to be broadcast on Five. CASTLE
FARM is a preschool series about Farm Girl, Piggy and their
animal friends on a lovely rural farm. Read about it here.
In a busy month (so far), the music has just been completed for
ITV's new gameshow, THE FUSE.
All of the music, including titles, credits, incidental and tension
beds, plus the sound design, was written, performed, recorded and
mixed in house at Gareth Cousins Music Productions studio.
April - May 09
Following his work on the Rolls-Royce 200EX film,
Gareth was commissioned for 2 new compositions to replace the music
on two existing Rolls Royce films; The Phantom Coupe and the Drophead
Over the past few months Gareth has been working on a film to mark
the launch this month of the new Rolls-Royce 200EX - see
it here, and a film about the Royal Family for BBC1.
Buy It Sell It Bank
It, the 25 x 45min property entertainment series, is showing
weekdays on BBC1 at 11am. Gareth was commissioned
to write the title and underscore music earlier this year by Reef
Time to catch up again!
For the second time this year, Gareth has been commisioned by Hamma
& Glamma to compose the music for a food entertainment series.
This time it's the 5 x 30 min primetime series, Chefs And
The City, for UKTV.
has now won 7 awards at various festivals around the world. Most
notably it took away the top prizes for best short film and best
subject at the CyBorg Film Festival in Anghiari, Italy.
Work has just been completed composing the music for Gareth's second
library project, entitled Trailers, for Reliable
has now been finished and delivered - all 65 epiodes - that's around
650 minutes of music scored to animation in just over a year.
Music for the Cadbury Twisted TV advertising campaign
was written and produced - see it here
The War and Peace library album has now been released
by Reliable Source Music, featuring orchestral music composed by
Gareth Cousins. It may be auditioned here.
Candy) is now available on iTunes as a download for iPods and
Gareth has been commissioned to compose the music for Behind
Closed Doors, a 7 x 60 min architecture series, produced
by Reef TV
for broadcast on Five.
Rather a lot of catching up to do, as things have been very busy!
are back for a new series of 13 episodes (on top of the original
52, which were finished in a mad flurry just before Christmas).
Gareth has also been working closely with the show's producers,
Impossible TV developing
the music for several new shows. Read about some of them here.
The music has just finished being composed for two TV series:
Buy It Sell It Bank It (Reef
TV) is a 25 x 45 min property series for BBC daytime.
The New British Kitchen (Hamma
& Glamma) is a cookery series for UKTV.
For the first time, Gareth's music is now available from a production
music library. 8 new original orchestral pieces have been composed
for a soon to be released library album entitled War And
Peace for Reliable
Source Music (RSM).
Little Didi (Ice
Candy) is a children's animated series that is only available
on the Internet. It can be seen here.
Gareth wrote the theme tune.
In February, GCMP branched out into computer game music, with the
music for Pretty Good
Games' Project 7 being written.
GCMP Studio has now been upgraded to the latest state of the art
Tools HD audio software and hardware, including a huge number
of software effects and processors. 5.1 surround mixing can now
be handled as standard, via a Control 24 mixing console and Genelec
Gareth has been working on a new crossover violin album with acclaimed
violinist, Vasko Vassilev.
GCMP has written and produced an urban Hip Hop track for Chicago-based
ad firm Draft FCB, to be used
in Motorola's latest campaign.
Gareth has been busy writing 80's style synthesiser pop music for
a project for Aspect TV.
Skibbly TV have comissioned Gareth to write new original music
for a project provisionally titled Camper Van Crisis 2,
a follow on to the then previous "Crisis" series of programmes
which have had very successful runs recently on Discovery.
Gareth also scored 6x 11 minute episodes of The Beeps
The Un-Gone has won a couple of awards over the
past few months. This month it was announced that The Un-Gone
won the Directors Choice Award at the
Hollywood DV & HD Film Festival. It was judged the best
film from 122 films that screened including shorts and features
of all genres. The film will also be screened at the 6th
London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film,
2 - 6 May 2007, Apollo West End where it has been nominated for
the Best Short film and Audience awards.
The Beeps launched this month on Five's Milkshake
strand. The series is showing at 7.20am on weekdays. Writing work
continues on this 52 part animated series.
Free Spirit Film and TV have returned to commission Gareth to write
the music for another Tommy Walsh series. Tommy's Eco House
will be shown on Discovery.
Gareth has been commissioned by At
It Productions to compose the music for the rebranding of the
NTL/Telewest Cable channel to Virgin
Dr Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young started broadcasting
on 16th Jan on BBC2 at 8pm. The first show attracted an audience
of 3 million. It runs for 6 weeks and repeats on Fridays at 7pm.
What I'd Really Like To Do is broadcasting this
month on BBC1 on weekdays at 9.15 am.
Camper Van Crisis and Beetle Crisis
are broadcasting on Discovery Real Time on Wednesdays
at 8pm and 8.30pm respectively and repeating at various times in
Work continues on the 52 Part children's animated series, The
Beeps, plus development on a number of other series, also
for Impossible Television.
The Un-Gone has been nominated
for a Melies d’Or at Scienceplusfiction 2006 and will screen
at the festival in Trieste, Italy in November.
Aspect TV have returned
with their third commission of the year, needing a quick turn around
on the Title and incidental music for What I Would Really
Like To Do. The factual entertainment show, presented by
Adrian Chiles, is due to broadcast on BBC1 from January 07.
The BBC have commissioned Gareth to compose the music for their
new production, Don't Die Young. The series will
air on BBC2, and is presented by Alice Roberts.
Gareth received a Golden
Reel nomination from the MPSE this month for his work on Batman
Work has been continuing on the 52-part children's animated series,
The Beeps, with 4 episodes being scored this month
Grape Escape is given a big launch this week (16th August) on
Discovery Real Time - it will be shown on Saturdays at 1pm and Wednesdays
at 10pm. It can also be seen on Discovery's Living and Travel channel.
More info at Reef
Other programs currently showing include Oil, Sweat &
Rigs on Discovery, and Camper van Crisis on Discovery RT.
The Un-Gone will be showing at
the LA Shorts Film Festival at 1pm on 12th September.
Movers premiered on Discovery Home and Health on 7th August,
and can be seen weekdays every day at 8pm.
Work commences this month on the huge Impossible
TV project, The Beeps. This is a 52 part animated kids series,
which Gareth has written the titles song for and will be composing
the underscore for each 11 minute episode.
The lovely folk at Aspect TV
returned for their secondcommission of the year, Welsh Journeys,
due to be shown later this year on BBC Wales.
Oil,Sweat and Rigs will be showing on Discovery
Channel Tuesdays at 10pm from 2 May.
Work was completed on a short advertising project for Hanrahan
Media.Camper Van Crisis and Smooth Movers were completed.
Dublane A Decade On broadcasts on Five at 8pm
March 8th. More information here.
This month Gareth has been busy writing the music for several TV
series:Dublane A Decade On is a very moving account
of the Dunblane school tragedy by some of the people involved and
closely affected. It has been produced by Hanrahan
Media for Five.
Aspect TV have commissioned
Gareth to write the music for a 15-part series for Discovery,
Also on Discovery is Uncorked, a 10-part series
January started with a commission from Mentorn
to compose the music for Oil, Sweat & Rigs - a 10 part series
for Discovery USA documenting the rebuilding of
the Oil Industry in the Mexican Gulf following the recent hurricanes.Gareth
also wrote the music for Simon Bovey's excellent short sci-fi film,
The Un-Gone , produced by
Tinder Films for Screen West Midlands/The
UK Film Council.
Skibbly.tv returned to commission
the music for their new 5-part series for Discovery,
Camper Van Crisis.
Later this year, Gareth will be composing the music for Impossible
TV's new animated children's series, TheBeeps,
having won the commission after writing the signature song for the
series. The 52 episide series will be broadcast on Five.
July - December 2005
For 6 months Gareth has been working at the new Dinemec Studio
complex in Geneva recording what will be a major new album from
a new singer-songwriter. He cowrote one of the songs, and also produced,
arranged, programmed and mixed the album. The mixing was completed
at the new Neve room at Dinemec Studios.
This month Gareth has been busy composing the music for the new
Tommy Walsh show, Ultimate Workshop forFree Spirit
Film and TV, due to be broadcast on Discovery.
Gareth has written the music for the first ever Sudoku game show,
‘Vorderman’s Su Doku Live’. This
live national TV event takes place on 1st July 2005, hostedby Carol
Vorderman and is based on the logic puzzle that has swept the nation.
The show is being made by Hanrahan Media for broadcast
on Sky One.
Watch out for the new Weetabix advert featuring
an animated scarecrow. Gareth recorded and mixed the 37 piece orchestra
used by composer Steve Price for this advert. Read
more about the recording at the LondonMetropolitan Orchestra's website
Construction work has now begun on the new Dinemec Studios in Geneva,
which Gareth is consulting on. Read more at the AMS
Gareth has written the title music for Kit Car Crisis, due to be
broadcast on Discovery Real Time. The music waswritten, mixed and
approved in one day in order to beat a deadline for the production
Renovation Creation has been renamed Conversion, and is now broadcasting
on Thursdays at 9pm on Discovery Home and Leisure.
Throughout most of this month, Gareth was at GeorgeMartin's Air
Studios working on the new Batman film Batman
Begins for Warner Bros, working closely with composers Hans
Zimmer and James Newton Howard and music editor Steve
This month saw Gareth back at Dinemec Studios in Geneva working
with Phil Collins on
Tarzan 2, andpreliminary work with him on a remix project planned
for later in the year.
Gareth also renewed an acquaintance by remixing "Victory"
by Bond in 5.1
surround for use in the new Sony feature film XXX:
State Of The Union starring Ice Cube and Samuel L Jackson. Gareth
originally worked with Bond as producer on their multi million selling
Gareth has just finished composing the music for the ITV/Hanrahan
Media documentary "Going To Work Naked". Conspiracies
On Trial completed.
The past 6 months have been busy for Gareth;He is currently composing
the music for the 5-part Discovery series "Conspiracies On
Trial" for Outline Productions.
During November, Gareth worked with Phil
Collins on the Tarzan 2 score for Disney. He also co-wrote (with
Phil Collins) the score for Arktos, the documentary film of Mike
Horn's 2 year solo trip around the arctic circle. Thefilm is produced
by Raphael Blanc for Artemis
In July Gareth was retained as consultant by Paul Sutin for the
new Dinemec Recording Studio complex being built in Geneva. More
news on this state of the art facility soon.
Gareth has composed the music for Discovery Channel'snew series
"Renovation Creation", produced by Hanrahan
Gareth was flown to Lisbon in early June to record and mix Sting's
Rock In Rio (in Lisbon) Concert for live TV and radio broadcast.
March -April 2004
Gareth has recently renewed his aquaintance with 20thCentury Fox
whilst work on the score to the Will Smith film "I, Robot".
Work has been continuing on the Sara Lowes debut album.
Gareth has been writing, producing and arranging songsfor Phil
Dreams project – a foundation setup to give opportunities
to new talent. The first Little Dreams album has been released on
EMI's Capitol label.
February - March 2003
20th Century Fox flew Gareth to Los Angeles for 5 weeks to work
on "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" - a major Hollywood
feature film staring Sean Connery.
On Sound Interview with Gareth Cousins