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Film Network Member

Stuart Menzies-Farrant

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Biography

My career in music started back in the eighties when I managed a recording Studio in Leeds, where I produced demos, promotions, radio jingles and compositions for a variety of clients including the Yorkshire Arts Council, Wakefield District College, James Whale, Radio Aire and other local groups.
More recently, I have performed around the UK as a solo artist. I have been nominated three times for industry awards, twice at the GEM awards in ‘Best Solo Male’ categories and once as ‘Best Gospel Newcomer’ in 2003. I have written and recorded two solo albums. The second was an independent release called, Presence, and was released in March 2006.
After a varied career in music as a singer/songwriter & producer, I have studied Music Technology at Huddersfield, Specialising in computer composition, scoring for film, and sound design. Innovative use of music technology has been at the heart of my creativity for two decades; currently I am working in 5.1 and other surround sound formats for film and TV projects.

Project Development

I have recently composed and recorded a mini-album of music inspired by African music an instruments called 'Le Mal D'Afrique'.

The mini-album has been called 'Excellent, really absorbing and transporting music', by E.D. Dobson, Senior Lecturer in music technology at the University of Huddersfield.

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