About Me

Born and brought up in Dorset, England.

I'm an enthusiastic Music with Innovation student and Media Soundtrack Composer with creative flare and an innovative business brain, giving me an imaginative and attentive approach to all my work and professional communication and negotiation skills with colleagues. I’m looking to develop my network in the film and music industries.

My performance skills on piano (Grade 8), violin and percussion give me a key understanding of orchestration and arrangement for different ensembles to suit specific needs. I am always interested in discovering and experimenting with new and different sound worlds, including the diverse styles of world music, to push the limits of my creativity. I am always looking to collaborate with others and previous colleagues have endorsed my professional communication and quality of work.

Following exemplary work on college projects, including my A Level composition ‘Espionage Worldwide’ that draws on a wide range of ethnomusicological influences from China, Spain and Africa, I was put forward to direct, compose and conduct the music for my school’s theatre production of ‘Othello’ in 2018, writing a large volume of music in a range of styles, including 20th century swing and a solo lament which was praised by The Fines Times Recorder for its ‘aching beauty’.

Locally, I have also collaborated with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Kokoro ensemble, which performed my composition ‘The Argonauts’ at the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2016. In 2019, I accompanied the Dorset Youth Orchestra on the marimba in their performance of my work ‘Victory’.

I have recently been working on the soundtrack and trailer for a young superhero film ‘Trials of Reincarnation’, a fantasy film trailer, ‘The Kings World: Battle of the Soul’, a ‘Wild Swimming’ documentary and a legal drama ‘Plea of Insanity’. I’ve also been involved with work on set as a Sound Technician and in producing music for radio podcasts for business and social media campaigns.

My enrolment on a course for Composing for Film, TV & Games at the National Film and Television School this September will enhance my compositional skillset with specific media understanding, to enable me to take on more demanding and increasingly varied projects.

For more details of my professional work and experience, please see my CV.

Contact Details

Please get in touch if you'd like to collaborate!
Mobile: 07398 342416
Email: davidsimkinsjnr@gmail.com