Born 1978 in London, Charlie is a British composer and music producer who has lived in Scotland for over 20 years.
His training as a classical guitarist collided with the world of electronic production in the late 1990s and ever since the resulting work demonstrates a love of exploring these diverse fields. Since graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2000, Charlie has been hooked by the process of collaborating with filmmakers and is still fascinated by the power that music has to transform and to elevate visual mediums.
With a background as a successful composer for television and media productions, in recent years Charlie has moved increasingly into the field of feature production and drama. A versatile composer, his current work and style is interested in concepts of landscape, external and internal, and he works with the guiding principle that feeling and emotion always come first. The resulting work, an emotive and atmospheric blend of rootsy acoustic elements, orchestral instrumentation and minimal electronica has proven popular with award winning film makers worldwide.
Charlie now lives just outside of Edinburgh in bonnie, coastal East Lothian.
Selected tV Credits
HORIZON: WHY DID I GO MAD?
Horizon follows three people living with voices, hallucinations and paranoia, to explore what causes this kind of phenomena. Providing a rare first-hand insight into their experiences. [BBC]
A natural history portrait of a year in Yellowstone, following the fortunes of America's wildlife icons as they face the challenges of one of the most extraordinary wildernesses on Earth [BBC]
GREAT AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNEYS
Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States, published in 1879. [BBC]