On Monday 3rd October, 2016, twelve exceptional individuals collected a Gold Badge Award from BASCA, in recognition of their unique contribution to music.
Crispin Hunt, BASCA Chairman said: “It is a great pleasure for BASCA to celebrate the creativity, inspiration, taste and genius included in this year’s list of Gold Badge Award recipients.
Each of these remarkable individuals has helped shape the architecture of the music Britain loves in their own unique and significant way. For BASCA’s community of songwriters and composers to be able to congratulate and pay tribute to their influence in our profession at this joyous event is an honour. It’ll be a good one.”
The BBCSO and Barbican Concert Hall are looking to perform Neil’s acclaimed concert adaptation of A Christmas Carol next December (2016) – watch this space.
More on the original radio adaptation here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02dklq7/p02dkln1, and here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v9n00
Neil visited University of Indiana, Bloomington, to help promote the US premiere of his score to Hitchcock’s Blackmail.
You can hear an interview and read more about the event here: http://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/blackmail-neil-brand-scores-big/
Neil’s next project for BBC Radio Drama is an adaptation of Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as a Saturday drama – and no, it won’t be anything like the excellent Charlie Higson ITV version!
Neil is currently scoring the great Soviet space movie Cosmic Voyage for Filmmuseum Munich DVD release next year.
On Wednesday 10 July, 2013, Neil Brand was presented as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Neil, who graduated in English and Drama from Aberystwyth, was presented by Professor Robert Meyrick, Head of the School of Art. See full article.
Neil was at the heart of the BBC’s Film Music season which plays across BBC4 and all the BBC national radio networks in September – he wrote and presented the 3-part series ‘Sound of Cinema – the Music that made the Movies’ for BBC4 and also appeared on Radio 3 and again on BBC 4 presenting the Film Prom from the Royal Albert Hall.
Neil was made a Fellow of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, his old university, in July 2013.
Neil shot a 3-part TV series for BBC4 on Film Music – titled The Sounds of Cinema, which aired in the autumn.
Asquith’s Underground, with Neil’s full orchestral score commissioned by the BBCSO and Barbican Concert Hall was released theatrically by the BFI throughout the UK in January 2013. It garnered 4- and 5-star reviews in national and local press and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in June.