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Dominic Sewell

Dominic Sewell

Lecturer
Academic school:
Job title:
Lecturer
Higher qualifications:

MA (Oxon), MMus (Royal College of Music), PGCE (PCET) (University of Greenwich), ALCM

Professional organisations:
British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA)
Performing Right Society (PRS)
Biography:

 

Classically-trained composer and orchestrator. A graduate of Oxford University and The Royal College of Music where he was a student of Joseph Horovitz. He was the holder of a PRSF scholarship and studentship award for his research in reconstructing the orchestral score for Walton’s Henry V for live performance. Dominic’s work encompasses writing music for film, TV, radio, theatre, dance and the concert hall. His natural affinity is with large-scale orchestral work for screen which incorporates emotive melodies and contemporary harmony but he is equally at home in many other contemporary and popular genres.

As a composer, orchestrator and music producer, Dominic has worked with many clients including: BBC 1  (Walking with Beasts) , BBC2 (The Natural World), ITV, Channel 4 and 5, Sky, BBC World Service, Jazz FM, English National Opera, English National Ballet, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, RPO, LSO, BBC Concert Orchestra, Brighton Festival, Frank Strobel, MDR Orchestra, Universal Music Group, Decca, EMI, Peter Scholes, Jaz Coleman, Elton John, Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, Christian Dior, Harrods, the author and playwright Christopher William Hill, HookHitch Theatre, and for numerous advertising agencies and their clients. His dramatic screen work continues to win awards internationally including The LA Shorts Film Festival 2014, Gasparilla International Film Festival 2014, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan 2015). Henry V continues to be performed internationally.

Research and scholarly output:

 

Publications/Compositions

Sewell, D., (2016) La Belle Noiseuse (solo harp) PoppyHarp ISBN 978-0-993118319

Sewell, D., (2015) Four Seasonal Poems – For solo flute/alto flute Tetractys Publications

Sewell, D., (2010) Suite For Solo Viola Broadbent & Dunn ISMN 979-0570305131

Sewell, D., (2004) Five Scottish Dances (violoncello and piano) (London College of Music Violoncello Syllabus until 2016) Broadbent & Dunn ISMN 979-0570305445

Sewell. D., (2003) An English Miniaturist (string quartet) Broadbent & Dunn ISMN 979-0570303687

Sewell, D., (2002) From Italy With Love (string quartet) Broadbent & Dunn ISMN 979-0570303694

Sewell, D., (2002) Variations - For Eleven Wind Instruments Phylloscopus Publications ISMN 979-0570165605

Sewell, D., (2001) Rorate Caeli (violin duet) Broadbent & Dunn ISMN 979-0570303700

Presentation

Sewell, D., (2007) Digital Planet Henry V Gets Digital Makeover BBC World Service (17 Apr 2007) Producer: Colin Grant

Recordings

Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here (05 Feb 2016) Orchestral Producer. Decca Classics ASIN B018TDA4V4

Performances

Sewell, D., & Kay, G., (2007) Henry V (1944) ITV/MGM, Park Circus Europäische Filmphilharmonie GmbH, Staatstheatre Braunschweig (06 Nov 2016)

Sewell, D., & Trundle, L., (2015) My Friend Peter -  A Tale of Beatrix Potter HookHitch Theatre, Arts Theatre London (Jul-Aug 2016)

Sewell, D., & Trundle, L., (2014) The Despondent Divorcée HookHitch Theatre, Edinburgh Festival 2015

Sewell, D., & Trundle, L., (2014) Mildred And The Midnight City HookHitch Theatre, Festival Edinburgh 2015

Visual Media

Sewell, D., (2016) Evil’s Evil Cousin Odelay Films, BAFTA (19 Oct 2016)

Sewell, D., (2016) BakeOn Tesco Odelay Films <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mzBeT19ijQ> 23 Aug 2016  

Sewell, D., (2016) We Are All Stories Red Bull TV Series 1 episode 6   <http://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1M5CENZJH2111/mark-grist>  Jan 2016

Sewell, D., (2014) 'A Brief History of Confession' Latitude Festival < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ1-vJ-Pihg> (24 Jul 2014)
 

Conferences:

 

13-14 April 2013 – 7th European Chamber Music Teachers Association (ECMTA) Conference. 'The Future of Chamber Music Practice', Nicosia, Cyprus; Speaker