Music producer //
Sound designer //
Imaginary Mountains // Aerial Festival // Sept 26th 2020
'Imaginary Mountains' is a 45-minute soundtrack to a walk in the wilds of another Cumbria. Combining music from acclaimed composer and music producer Michael Denny with a narrative from award-winning writer and editor Simon Sylvester, the soundscape is a continuous piece of music and spoken word that explores themes of loneliness, emptiness, departure, arrival and belonging.
The piece will be premiered on 26th September at aerialfestival.com
Mindfulness // calm
Michael is a specialist in music for mindfulness and he collaborated with Calm CEO Michael Acton Smith to compose music for focus, relaxation and sleep culminating in the launch of the Calm Music subsequently named Apple App of the year. His music can also be heard on the Meya and Brainwaves apps. For BBC Music Day he joined Radio Cumbria presenter Tom Salmon to discuss music and wellbeing while his track ‘Aching Heart’ from the album ‘Noir’ features on BBC Sounds The Sleeping Forecast.
His ever growing production music repertoire is distributed by world-renowned labels including BMG, Warner Chappell, Gothic Storm and Lucky G. His catalogue spans multiple genres from emotive and filmic to contemporary pop and indie with recent album concepts titled ‘Cinematic Ambiences’, ‘Emotional Indie’, ‘Conspiracy’ and ‘Dark Wave Pop’. Michael has seen a variety of placements globally with regular airings closer to home on BBC favourite Countryfile.
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