MUSIC FOR FILM, THEATRE & INSTALLATION
– A Selection – 
 
Grønthandleren
(The Greengrocer)
Documentary
Denmark
2017
 
Premiered in January 2017 at Gran Cinema, Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
 
The Danish documentary Grønthandleren portrays the daily life of an immigrant greengrocer who spends all day working in his shop so his son can become a boxing champion.
 
© Chris Corcoran. All rights reserved.
 
The Case of the Crushed Petunias
Incidental music to a one-act play by Tennessee Williams
2014
 
Performed in July 2014 at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College, London
 
In this allegorical comedy, a timid young woman is visited by a humorous angelic figure. Through a series of ironic conversations and increasingly satirical, pathos-ladden speeches, he convinces her to give up her safe ways and change her life for the better
 
 
Hichestan
Feature film: Drama/Thriller
UK/Iran
2013
 
Hichestan deals with the dramatic events experienced by a family of illegal Iranian immigrants after their arrival in the UK.
 
 
AUDIO SAMPLES:
 
Happy Childhood
Sounds: glockenspiel, piano, double bass, electronics
Style: calm, warm, positive
 
 
 
Mine Børn (My Children)
Documentary
Denmark
2011
 
This documentary follows an Iraqi immigrant who struggles with the Danish legal system when losing custody of his kids during his divorce.
 
 
AUDIO SAMPLES:
 
The Sound of Summer
Sounds: harp, piano
Style: warm, comforting
 
Middle Eastern Guitar Improvisation
Sounds: guitar
Style: Middle Eastern, soft, warm
Trafficking
Sounds: sitar, santoor, electric bass, strings
Style: intense, dramatic
 
A Persian Experience
Sounds: sitars, santoors, electric bass, strings
Style: Middle Eastern, warm
 
Big City Beats
Sounds: electronic beats and sounds, piano, strings
Style: alternating between quiet, contemplative and heavy urban beats
 
Crisis
Sounds: electric guitar, percussion, cellos, double basses
Style: driven, dramatic, action-packed
AUDIO SAMPLES:
 
Get the Piano Started (Main title theme)
Sounds: piano, double bass, jazz drum set
Style: warm, comforting, nostalgic
 
Opening Up
Sounds: piano, strings
Style: contemplative, fragile
 
The Boxer
Sounds: electric guitar, piano, strings
Style: rock, intense, driven
 
Misty Morning Jazz
Sounds: double bass, synthesiser, electronics
Style: moody jazz, slow, sustained
 
A Brighter Future (Credits)
Sounds: santoor, piano, strings, electronics
Style: fusion of Middle Eastern and Western music; gentle, slow, later uptempo, optimistic
AUDIO SAMPLES:
 
A Speech on Life
Sounds: piano, strings, electronics
Style: inspiring, upbeat
 
A Speech on Death
Sounds: piano, strings, timpani, electronics
Style: dark, dramatic, later warm, upbeat
 
A Swinging Goodbye (Final scene & curtain call)
Sounds: piano, strings, electronics, later jazz guitar, double bass, jazz drum kit
Style: first dramatic, sustained, later swinging jazz
 
Three Rooms
Electroacoustic work with visual art
2012
 
Installation with visual artist Vanessa Maurice-Williams
Slade School of Fine Art, London, 30 March - 3 April 2012
 
 
 
Three different, but complementary, pieces of music played in the three different rooms that artist Vanessa Maurice-Williams decorated with shapes created from colourful textiles. As the visitors followed the path through the installation, their change of position would cause the three pieces to blend in different ways, creating a constantly shifting experience of instrumental colour and rhythm complimentary to the artist’s designs.