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Mark Woollacott

Mark Woollacott

Mark Woollacott

Composer and musician Mark Woollacott from Barnstaple auditions one of his synthesizer tracks, Romantic Twilight.

Q: Tell us about yourself:
A: I am 41 and have been writing music on and off since 1988. I enjoy creating different types of music, not just sticking to one genre, and compose background music (suitable for soundtracks), classical and alternative rock styles. I play the synthesizer and the electric guitar.

Q: Where in Devon are you based?
A: I live in Barnstaple. Devon is rich in scenic beauty and culture and will always provide inspiration for creative individuals. I seek inspiration from the North Devon coastline.

Q: Whose records do you have in your collection?
A: Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore; classical composers Wagner, Ravel and Vaughan Williams; Muse, Placebo, Sarah Class, Lisa Gerrard, Dead Can Dance and the Medieval Babes.

Q: What do you think of the current music scene?
A: There is a huge amount of creativity in Devon and many bands and solo performers are now attracting good press coverage and recognition for their talents.

Q: Which three words best describe your music?
A: Melodic, classical, romantic.

Q: Which track are you auditioning?
A: Romantic Twilight - it's the sixth track on my album Ocean Splendour, which I produced and published myself. The track is about people in love who are sailing across the ocean in an 18th century sailing ship - it's about a journey based on companionship.

Q: Complete the sentence: "When I become famous..."
A: "...I will remember and appreciate the long road that took me there and all the people who made a difference to my career, and realise what a privilege the journey to fame can be."

Q: In your own words - go on, sell yourself!
A: My music has a sweeping, epic romantic grandeur that swells like the sea. Sometimes it is enchanting, but the music that flows through me will always be rich with beauty and melody.

Listen to Romantic Twilight by clicking onto the audio link. You can find out more about Mark Woollacott by visiting his website - also linked from this page.

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