Richard G. Mitchell > music

Richard is an Ivor Novello award winning composer, best known for scoring movies such as A GOOD WOMAN (Scarlett Johansson & Helen Hunt), TO KILL A KING (Tim Roth, Olivia Williams & Rupert Everett), GRAND THEFT PARSONS (Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, & Marley Shelton), ACROSS THE LAKE (Anthony Hopkins), MOBY DICK (William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Gillian Anderson & Donald Sutherland), and for his tv work, the music for BBC's BAFTA award winning period drama THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL.  

He graduated from St Martins School of Art, where he studied Fine Art and collaborated with students who were making films and art installation projects at the Royal College of Art and the National Film School. His personal tutor at St Martins was Malcolm Le Grice, the Godfather of the British avant garde film movement and an early collaboration with the celebrated composer Cornelius Cardew and PLM, was initiated by the National Film School.  

His film scores, theatre productions and live events, have involved many diverse genres of music, from period scores with large orchestras and choirs, to a variety of folk scores, jazz and electronic work.

He was honoured with a commission to record a score with the Polish Symphony Orchestra for THE CALL OF THE TOAD written by Günter Grass, and directed by celebrated director Robert Glinskî. The movie was produced as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Solidarity and fall of the Berlin Wall by Regina Zieglar in Berlin.

Richard was also commissioned by the Tate Gallery in London to compose a jazz suite for the highly acclaimed Francis Bacon Retrospective, and the Opening Ceremony for FIFA's Euro 96 Football Championship, which was televised live to 500 million people around the world from Wembley Stadium.

His composition for the theatre includes the score for Corin Redgrave's production of OUSAMA and  HIDDEN IN THE SAND, which was written and directed by the award-winning playwright & director James Phillips at the Trafalgar Theatre in London's West End. He composes, records and produces music from his Somerset studio and home, in the West of England.

www.richardgmitchell.com