SILENT FILM SCORES
Jean’s twenty silent film scores to date began with Faust (1926), performed in October 2007 by a chamber orchestra in Bristol and at London's Barbican Centre. Four silent film scores for quartet (violin, trumpet, sax, piano) include Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928), The Fall of the House of Usher (1928), The Devilish Tenant (1909) and Arthème Swallows his Clarinet (1912). Ensemble scores from 2016-17 include The Devilish Tenant (1909), Arthème Swallows his Clarinet (1912) and The (?) Motorist (1906) for wind ensemble.
As a piano accompanist, original scores include:
Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913), premiered at the National Film Theatre, London.
The Rat (1925), for piano, clarinet and accordion, played at Bristol’s Arnolfini.
In 2009 Jean accompanied several silent films at an international conference on Colour Film and Restoration in Bristol.
In January 2014 she performed a new score to Richard Wagner (1913) at the Barbican Centre, the UK premiere of a new restoration by the EYE Film Institute, Netherlands.
Ensemble scores from 2016-17 include The Devilish Tenant (1909), Arthème Swallows his Clarinet (1912) and The (?) Motorist (1906) for wind ensemble.
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FILM SCORES /
Jean received an MA in Composing for Film and Television at the University of Bristol, then taught Composition and later acted as the MACFTV Course Tutor in the University’s Department of Music.
Film and television scores include:
The Cuban Underground (2012), Some Views of New Delhi (2010), MAP (2009), Japanese Journey (2008), Hamlet - the Prequel (2006), So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away (1999). Co-composing projects include: Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017) and Autism: Coming of Age (2010).
Jean has conducted at film music recording sessions, performed as a pianist, flutist and bassist, and prepared scores/parts for recording sessions.
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Since 2006, Jean has been composing music soundscapes
- to ‘open’ public lectures with ’ambient’ (theme-related) music+sound effects,
- to accompany photographic and art exhibits,
- to accompany theatre performances.
Norman Worrall and Jean created 26 new science-related music soundscapes for the Cheltenham Science Festival, 2012.
>> For details, see SOUNDSCAPES: LECTURES, FESTIVALS, EXHIBITS
ORCHESTRATIONS and ARRANGEMENTS
Jean arranges and orchestrates music, and also assists composers with arranging projects.
Recent projects include:
12 April 2019: The Unnameable, music by jazz quartet Get the Blessing, with Jean’s new accompaniment of string orchestra, piano, harp and percussion. Premiere: Centre de Arte, Ovar, Portugal.
23 June 2018: The Unnameable, premiere of first orchestration of this GTB piece. William Goodchild conducted the Bristol Symphony Orchestra, Clifton Cathedral, with Get the Blessing.
High Sheriff of Bristol’s concert at Bristol Cathedral, 8 June 2018,
Bristol Ensemble and Welsh choir, Côr y Gleision, conducted by William Goodchild:
Poldark Suite, music by Anne Dudley, a 5-min. arrangement for strings (64441), piano and percussion (from Anne’s full orchestra version), and
Blaenwern, hymn tune by W P Rowlands, arranged by Jeffrey Howard for piano and chorus. Jean arranged the piece for strings, piano and chorus.
In the past few years Jean has also assisted with scoring projects for two concerti, jazz ensemble/big band works, and other jazz quartet+orchestra arrangements.