Richard BLACKFORD

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1954-01-13
Education Royal Coll of Music (Tagore Gold Medal)
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Style Richard Blackford, Esq
Career composer for theatre, television and film; publishing contracts with Schott, OUP and Novello; composer in residence Balliol Coll Oxford 1982, dir of music Royal Ballet Sch 1990-96, guest prof of film music composition Royal Acad of Music 1995-; >ir< credits incl: The Prince's Play (RNT), The Labourers of Herakles (Delphi Int Festival), The Kaisers of Carnuntum (Carnuntum Festival Vienna), The Rose Tattoo (Theatr Clywd), Macbeth (Theatr Clywd), The Devils (Theatr Clywd), Full Moon (Theatr Clywd and Young Vic), King (Piccadilly), Plea to Autumn (ROH), Medea (Lyric Hammersmith); >ir< incl: The Pig Organ (Royal Opera cmmn for The Round House), Gawain and Ragnall (Radio 3), Metamorphoses (Royal Coll of Music Centenary Cmmn), Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (42 prodns, Argo Records); >ir< Millennium (CNN/BBC, Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music), Preston Front (BBC), Degrees of Error (BBC), Pigeon Summer (Channel 4), A Little Bit of Lippy (Edinburgh Film Festival/Screen Two), Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TVS feature), Profound Scoundrels (TVS), Family (Channel 4), Buddy Breathing (TVS), Finding Sarah (Channel 4), Columbus (BBC), The Vanishing Man (ITV), Space Island One (Sky One); 53 television films for German TV; documentary credits for BBC incl: Secrets of Calcutta, Scharansky, St Luke's Gospel, St Mark's Gospel, Richard Strauss Remembered (prodr, 1st prize Huston Int Film Festival), When I Get to Heaven, Shout, Opinions (RTS Award), Great Women of Our Century; for Channel 4 incl: The Shadow of Hiroshima, A Maybe Day in Kazakhstan (with >qv1qv2<14964>qv3<, >ir<), A Walk Up Fifth Avenue, To The End of The Rhine (with Bernard Levin, CBE); commercials incl: Hilton Hotels Two Little Boys (Saatchi & Saatchi); >ir< City of Joy (Indian compositions, dir Roland Joffe), Prometheus (also with Tony Harrison), Song for a Raggy Boy; >ir< Mirror of Perfection (Sony Classical), Sinfonie Poliziane, Music for Carlow; String Quartet Canticles of Light, Concerto for Seven, A Portrait of Hans Sachs, Zodiac Dances, Postumous Leonatus, Carol: Lullay my Liking, Dragon Songs of Granny Chang, Three Cornish Pieces, Voices of Exile
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