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David Poore

We started work with David in 2009, consulting on the refurbishment of his Bristol-based studio. This included the design and installation of custom workstation furniture and studio wiring to accommodate the addition of a new mixing console and headphone monitoring solution. Since then, along with the ongoing maintenance of the system, we've worked with David to grow the studio to suit the changing demands of his work, including upgrades to 5.1 surround monitoring, and acoustic consultation and treatment.

David is an Emmy and RTS Award nominated composer who has written music for over 200 productions for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as well as many international channels including PBS, Discovery, National Geographic and Disney. 

From the flagship Sir David Attenborough series Life In Cold Blood and Life In The Undergrowth to the Springwatch Theme, Channel 4's Grand Designs, and feature film drama Frail, David's scores are continually in demand, in the UK and around the world.

Whether working with a full orchestra, groups of folk and indigenous instruments or simply a solo instrument or voice, what is important to David is crafting a score that enhances the images and the storyline without intruding. For David, writing good screen music means understanding the difference between featured and incidental music – sensing when to augment the on-screen action and when to give it space.

Inspired by his musical experiences at Wells Cathedral School, as a choral scholar in the Cathedral choir also orchestral percussionist and kit drummer, then going on to study jazz, David's early musical compositions led to commissions from documentary makers at the BBC Natural History Unit while he was working as a sound designer and dubbing mixer with Bristol based TV post-production studios Films At 59. Through these early productions he became a regular screen composer not only for the BBC but also many independent producers.

In 1989 after studying at Newport Film School, David joined Bristol based Films At 59 as a sound designer and dubbing mixer. His musical background, combined with his experience in mixing music within soundtracks led to compositional commissions for the BBC including the film The Price Of Peace revealing the aftermath of the first Gulf War.

Further commissions followed immediately, and in 1992 David began working as a full-time independent composer. From his studio in Bristol he has since worked continually, composing and producing music for films broadcast on all major global networks.

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