Christmas and beyond will see Blair working on In T'Vic, exec produced by (Atonement/Anna Karenina) director Joe Wright.
We're delighted to announce three of Blair's compositions have been licensed for use in the upcoming documentary Northern Lights, which paints a picture of Scotland and its people throughout 2012.
And finally, to get you in a festive mood here's some Christmassy music Blair composed for audio book version of Edward R. Moline's The Underground Santa Clause - available from the Amazon Kindle Store now.
Blair has been nominated for a Creative Scotland Award in the 'Best New Talent' category! The awards, a black tie ceremony held on the 13th of December at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, celebrate the depth and diversity of Scotland's creative talent in 2012.
Electric Man has been released on DVD. The Deluxe DVD also includes a 7-minute documentary on the making of the musical score. For more details on how to get a hold of a copy click here. Blair also recently composed a new variation on the Electric Man theme for the new trailer - have a listen here.
The History of Chance, a 24-minute film directed by Max Blustin, premiered at the Raindance Film Festival this month. The Pub was also showing in the festival and picked up the award for 'Best UK Short'. Bradley Manning Had Secrets won best short film at The Mix Copenhagen International Film Festival - Blair also recently attended the Winterthur International Film Festival to talk about the process of composing the score.
After a string of feature films Blair is now scoring an exciting selection of shorts. Having just completed Mirror directed by Richard Twyman, he now scores A History of Chance directed by Max Blustin.
Work has also begun on the score to That Woman directed by Edward Dick, starring Maureen Lipman (The Pianist, Doctor Who) and Ben Caplan (RocknRolla, Band of Brothers). That Woman, a specially commissioned piece, will premiere at the UK Jewish Film Festival this October.
Work has been completed on Blair's fourth feature film The Manual, directed by Darren Fisher. The film now begins its tour of festivals around the world. Stay tuned for the latest updates on how the see it in advance of its release; for now, you can hear a short excerpt from the score.
Blair was also delighted to hear he has been appointed an associate composer of the London Symphony Orchestra's Sound Hub beginning this September.
Electric Man has been selected to screen in the Friday evening slot at Comic Con International, San Diego, California. The film will also be returning to the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, London on the 8th of July after a sell-out screening there earlier this year. Blair will take part the Q∓A following the film to discuss his score. Click here for info on how to get tickets.
The Pub, directed by Joseph Pierce, has won the award for Best Animated or Experimental Film in the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. This allows the film to be eligible for an Oscar nomination, so fingers crossed for an Academy award!
Blair has been selected to attend the Edinburgh International Film Festival Composers Lab at the end of the month where The Pub is also in competition for Best British Short Film.
Blair will be attending a special Q&A screening of Bradley Manning Had Secrets as part of the Oberhausen International Film Festival in Germany. For more information on the festival click here.
Work continues on the score to feature film The Manual as well finishing work on short film A Clear Intention, directed by David Campbell-Bell.
We're delighted to announce Blair has been nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award in the 'Original Music' category for his score to Electric Man.
In other good news, following its release last month, 7 Welcome To London has also broken box office records by becoming the most successful British-Hindi language film of all time. You can read more about its success here.
Bradley Manning Had Secrets is now available to watch online via Animate Projects.
We're delighted to announce that Electric Man will premiere at the Glasgow International Film Festival on the 23rd of February. The film will also be doing Q&A screenings around the UK leading up to its release later this year. Stay tuned for details...
Blair's most recent collaboration with Adam Butcher, Bradley Manning Had Secrets, premieres at the BFI on the 14th of December. Click here for a sneak peak of the score. You can also check out Partition directed by Emile Rafael at the National Gallery on the 13th of December.
Check out Blair's music in BAFTA-nominated director Luke Snellin's short Jess // Jim, exec. produced by Kevin Spacey and made in just 24 hours.
The Internet exploded this month with over half a million people watching Internet Story, for which Blair composed the music as well as recording/mixing all the sound. To see what all the fuss is about click here.
In-between writing music for his next feature film score The Manual, Blair's also been composing some Russian ballet music for his third collaboration with the Scottish director Lynsey Miller, as well as finding time to write music for a spoof commercial by Wilkinson Ford - you can see it here!
Here's an excerpt fresh from the mixing desk, of Blair's recent score for Gareth Peever's short film Somebody's Daughter.
Recent work includes music for BBC Scotland documentary Night Shift and a reworking of IGN UK's podcast theme for their E3 coverage.
Blair is at work finishing the score to feature film Electric Man as well as developing themes for upcoming features Magpie and The Manual.
This month sees four films scored by Blair showing at the London Short Film Festival. Hoodie, Sally and Clive, Internet Story and Half Hearted are showing between the 13th and 15th of January. Upcoming shorts recently scored by Blair include Pork directed by Tom Daley and Three Days in London directed by Sasha Nithwani.
This summer sees Blair working on pre-production music for his upcoming feature film scores The Manual and Electric Man. Directed by Darren Fisher, The Manual is a 'Science-Philosophic Romance' filming this autumn. Electric Man, also filming in late 2010, is a live action adventure directed by David Barras, telling the story of a comic book that changes two boys' lives forever.
In the meantime here's a sneak peak of the song 'Believe in Her', Blair's collaboration with singer songwriter Ryan O'Reilly for short film Sally & Clive. Stay tuned for his next song written with Rosie Oddie, appearing in the upcoming short film Bleach.
Festival screenings this summer include Half Hearted, which will be appearing in the London International Film Festival and Attack of the Aliens, which is premiering in the New York City International Film Festival.
This month's audio treat is the opening music to Half Hearted which Blair completed recently.
Finally, there'll also be some new sections added to the website later in the year – so watch this space!
Seasonal greetings to all! Blair has composed a short track to keep you feeling Christmassy during the festive period. Click here to listen.
This month sees several new commissions including scores for Half Hearted directed by Max McGill, When the Bough Breaks directed by Gareth Peevers and Internet Story directed by Adam Butcher.
The Lost Book, which features Blair's music, has been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA Award! (See the full list of nominations).
Blair has been invited to speak at the Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival as part of the panel or a discussion on 'Getting Your Music in Film and TV'. See more details on the event and how to attend.
November also sees the completion of Attack of the Aliens and Hoodie as well as a collaboration with singer-songwriter Ryan O'Reilly creating an Americana-inspired soundtrack for short film Sally and Clive.
In festival news, Blair's music can be head this month in Foxes in the Underground showing at Filmstock and the Salford Film Festival. Hip Hip Hooray has also been included in the official selection for the Falstaff International Film Festival.
Catch short films scored by Blair this autumn on the festival circuit. Swipe hits Raindance, Filmstock and Young Cuts, Hip Hip Hooray is screening at the Cambridge, Norwich and West Hollywood Film Festivals, whilst Arcadia, Swipe and Hip Hip Hooray can all be seen at the Portobello Film Festival in London this September.
Amongst ongoing projects Blair is also scoring the short film Hoodie directed by Patrick Finnegan as well as composing the score to Romeo and Juliet from theatre company Love & Madness, directed by Owen Horsley.
This month sees Blair start work on his lush orchestral score for Attack of the Aliens, a sci-fi animation short from Edge Haine Productions.
Blair has been collaborating with the Soho Theatre on an untitled education project to be premiered at the theatre on 1st July.
Swipe, for which Blair composed the soundtrack, has been selected for the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, as well as being nominated in the Best Newcomer category. The festival takes place between the 22nd and 31st of July.
Blair has just finished another commission for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. His music for Episode 4 of The Lost Book can be seen here. The Lost Book and its soundtrack have been produced in conjunction with The City Of Literature festival, Binary Fable and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Education Department.
Also this month, Blair is scoring the short films Stranger and Foxes in the Underground, starring Jonathan Hyde and Neil McCaul.
April has seen Blair writing new music for the London transfer of the Edinburgh Festival smash hit The Exquisite Corpse, which runs at the Southwark Playhouse from the 5th to the 30th of May. The play is comprised of 16 scenes in a different order every night (chosen by the audience) with choreographed musical transitions in-between each segment. For this run, Blair has been commissioned to compose a new piece of music for an additional scene which contains no dialogue. After composing the track, the director and performers devised a piece of movement theatre in response to the music. To hear the music for this new scene click here.
Blair has just finished writing the score for Episode 2 of The Lost Book, which was recorded using members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The animation is part of Edinburgh's City of Literature Festival, in conjunction with Bristol and Glasgow, and has been made by the wonderful Helen Jackson and Adam Brewster at Binary Fable. Head on over to thelostbook.net to check out the episode and read Blair's blog on how he composed the music.
March is the month of the short film for Blair. This month he scores Norway directed by Emile Rafael, Faded directed by Doug French and Stranger directed by Robert Paskin.
As an exclusive treat we've put up an mp3 of the isolated Lost Book score. Enjoy!
Hip Hip Hooray, starring EastEnders actress Kacey Ainsworth, is currently being scored by Blair. Directed by Lynsey Miller and produced by Craig Heathcote, Hip Hip Hooray is due for completion in mid-February.
This year's winner of the Exposures Film Scoring Competition is none other than Blair Mowat. Blair was presented with his prize, alongside his co-winner, at the awards ceremony in Manchester. The award was presented by Shameless actor David Threlfall and creator Paul Abbott.
Blair's score for Arcadia appeared recently in this year's Filmstock Film Festival. Both the score and the film were very well received and Arcadia was announced at the end of the festival as the Filmstock Audience Award Winner.
Blair has been commissioned to compose music for 2 animation webisodes as part of Edinburgh's City Of Literature Festival in conjunction with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Education Department. The webisodes will appear in early 2009.
Blair has just finished the score for Waiting Room, directed by Tom Grigg. The film will premiere on 21st October at the Odeon in Covent Garden.
Blair is to provide the musical score for FletcherWilson's new film The Boys. Shot on 35mm and directed by Josh Collier, The Boys is due for completion in mid-November.
Blair has been short listed for one of Channel 4's prestigious 4Talent awards in the 'Production Music' category, placing him in the top 5 young composers for media in the UK. The full shortlist can be viewed here.
Blair's recently finished theatre scores in the last two months include K2's Mary Postgate, Eyestrings' Edward II and True Fiction Theatre's The Exquisite Corpse, which gained much critical acclaim in this year's Edinburgh Festival, scooping up no less than seven 4-star reviews. Blair's music and soundscapes were praised consistently for being 'dynamic', 'inspiring', 'strong' and 'atmospheric'.
Blair has been working on music for Channel 4's Big Art Mob. Stream the video here.
Blair has just been awarded a Dewar Arts Award. The awards help financially support exceptionally talented Scottish musicians and artists, in order to further their careers. Blair would like to thank the Dewar Arts Awards for their generosity and support.