original commissions

From soundtracks to original songs…

Harp and a Monkey undertake commissions for bespoke soundtrack and song-writing work:.

Soundtrack case study: A recent highlight was an instrumental soundtrack for a short animated film about the influence of Japanese art and culture on the work of Vincent Van Gogh. This film is presently on the international awards circuit prior to being made available for general viewing. The work of talented Lancashire animator Mark Mason, it has been narrated by Brian Trueman, the BAFTA award-winning director, producer and animator who is best known as the creator of such children’s favourites as ‘Chorlton and the wheelies’, ‘Jamie and the Magic Torch’, ‘Danger Mouse’ and ‘Count Duckula’.

Song case study: The band were delighted to write and record a song for a project recently run by Manchester University’s Department of Nursing, The First World War Engagement Centre in Kent, the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, and three secondary schools in North Yorkshire. The project focused on the role of nurses in the First World War, and in particular the Yorkshire nurse Nellie Spindler who was killed at Passchendaele in 1917. We used the children’s work to directly influence the content of the song.

If you are interested in commissioning Harp and a Monkey for a project that you are undertaking, we would be delighted to have a chat with you. We also have excellent (and highly successful) experience of the application process for submissions for grants from heritage and arts organisations. To start the ball rolling, simply click on this email link – Harp and a monkey