Film & TV

Malcolm is an award winning composer and musician based in the UK.
He composes primarily for feature films and television for both drama and documentaries.
Here are video clips from 12 broadcast commissions.
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UK TV viewing figures for recent productions Malcolm has contributed to are well over 100 million.
Below are a collection of over 50 sound clips mostly from tv and film projects.

Classical Music

Selected Classical Music Projects
Released Feb 2015.
After The Snow

Album "After The Snow" featuring Royal Scottish National Orchestra and more. (9th Feb 2015)

This album was recorded and produced by Grammy Award winner Tim Handly in Glasgow with the RSNO and also some of the UK's best chamber music players.
Greg Lawson conducted the orchestra and also led the chamber music trio and quartet.
Barnaby Robson from the English National Opera co-wrote and performed one piece.

"This album is a collection of music written from the heart. Inspiration for these compositions has come from various sources: the spoken word of Dr King and the written words of Mark Halliday, Bernard MacLaverty and Janice Galloway, to the street sounds collected by Stuart Duffin in Jerusalem and the photography of Margaret Watkins. These elements have taken me on an emotional journey of one kind or another and the resultant pieces have been expertly and beautifully performed by the musicians involved. "       - Malcolm Lindsay


RSNO In Session
RSNO In Session
Greg Lawson & Quartet
Greg Lawson & Quartet

Described by the Glasgow Herald as an "oject of beauty" and "work of art".

Gramophone Magazine "poignant...pulsating somberness...delf fusion...arresting close...elegant..".

Lady Magazine Album of the Week "stirringly beautiful album...sweeping cinematic quality".

"After the Snow is a luscious sonic experience, both meditative and cinematic in quality." Music News Scotland

Available now in the Shop (link above). Some audio samples below.

Scottish Opera
Operatic Score / Album

Scottish Opera - Recording

Blackout is a unique collaboration between composer Malcolm Lindsay, film maker Oscar van Heek, and Scottish Opera, combining opera and film to produce an original score supported by an art film packaged together as a CD/DVD.

Project is due for completion and album release in 2016. More on the project HERE.

BRNO Philharmonic
BRNO Philharmonic

BRNO Philharmonic Recordings

The Brno Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the most respected orchestras at the heart of Europe and an experienced recording ensemble of the highest standard.
In collaboration with conductor Mikel Tom, Malcolm has already made several recordings with the orchestra.
These will be released along with some new recordings during the latter part of 2016.

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Moscow Ensemble performances Russia & UK

Moscow Ensemble - Performances

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble is Russia's leading ensemble of soloists, specialising in performing music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It includes the best Russian soloists and virtuosos.
Malcolm spent some time in Moscow rehearsing with the Ensemble before performances of ten of his string quartets in Theatre Dom. The Ensemble also travelled to Scotland to perform his music at the Aberdour Festival.

Other Projects

Selected Theatre, Dance, Pop, Production, Recordings and more.....

David Byrne Album

David Byrne Album

Following the release of the award winning film Young Adam - starring Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton, x-Talking Heads David Byrne released a sound track album Lead Us Not Into Temptation featuring music recorded for the film.
Malcolm arranged the strings and produced the score for the recording sessions in Glasgow.

Heather Hind

Heather Hind

'...her songs have a timeless classic feel.. Hind's multi-tracked harmonies are very fine throughout.. ..there is nothing superfluous, and every single note counts ..measured but lush instrumentation.' Glasgow Herald, 4* Album Review, May 2014

In 2014 Malcolm co-wrote and produced Heather Hind debut album Hindsight.

Jazz Readers

Jazz Readers - Coca Cola Advert

The Jazz Readers are award winning jazz musician Malcolm Lindsay on lead guitars, piano and bass and long term collaborator Simon Halliday on rhythm guitars. Together they have produced an album VOLUME ONE, which has been described as 'a stroll through boogaloo, psychedelic jazz, funk and ambient chill-out'.
4* Review and Album of the Week - Glasgow Herald.



Willard Grant Conspiracy

Willard Grant Conspiracy

'Full of dark grandeur, Pilgrim Road is exceptional' - UNCUT
Malcolm co-wrote and produced the album Pilgrim Road with Robert Fisher.

The music was then toured through Europe with an 11 piece band, and with Malcolm as musical director.

Dance

Music for Dance

Malcolm has written music for the Colorado based Hannah Kahn Dance Company, and for Scottish based Tabula Rasa Dance Company: 'composer Malcolm Lindsay was almost like a third presence on the stage with his haunting score filled with evocative cello, clarsach and piano'.

Collaboration

Collaboration

Malcolm's collaborative work includes performance projects with visual artists, choreographers, theatre groups and writers.
He has collaborated with Vanishing Point Theatre company on two shows. '....excellent music added to the sense of seamless theatricality'.
Also with former poet laureate Andrew Motion on a 12 part series for BBC Radio 4.

About



An established classical composer and musician, Malcolm has written the music for a wide variety of UK award winning cinema releases and tv programmes.

His film scores include; My Nazi Legacy, Blinded, Young Adam, (on which Malcolm collaborated with David Byrne), Penny Woolcock's highly acclaimed Exodus and 16 Years Of Alcohol.

For television, among Malcolm's notable credits are the scores to ITVs Harry Price Ghost Hunter, One Night, a 4 part drama for BBC in collaboration with Masterpiece on PBS directed by David Evans and exec produced by Hilary Salmon; The Children, a 3 part drama for ITV written and directed by Lucy Gannon; In Love With Barbara for BBC4 starring Anne Reid as Barbara Cartland; Unforgiven for Red Productions; and popular crime series Taggart and Whitechapel. In documentary, Malcolm scored: Crimes That Shook The World; two series about serial killers for RDF; and Civilisation, a major series produced by Chimerica Media, presented by Niall Ferguson.

He has also scored two of Michael Palin's documentries on Art.

In addition to his soundtrack work Malcolm is an established classical composer working with leading orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BRNO Philharmonic. He also works in the pop world, for example providing the string arrangements for Deacon Blue's chart-topping album and continues his collaborative work with visual artists, choreographers, theatre groups and writers. He is also in demand as a music producer.

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Recorded in Glasgow.
After The Snow

Album "After The Snow" featuring Royal Scottish National Orchestra and more. 76 minutes. (9th Feb 2015)

This album was recorded and produced by Grammy Award winner Tim Handly in Glasgow with the RSNO and also some of the UK's best chamber music players. Greg Lawson conducted the orchestra and also led the chamber music trio and quartet. Barnaby Robson from the English National Opera co-wrote and performed one piece.

"This album is a collection of music written from the heart. Inspiration for these compositions has come from various sources: the spoken word of Dr King and the written words of Mark Halliday, Bernard MacLaverty and Janice Galloway, to the street sounds collected by Stuart Duffin in Jerusalem and the photography of Margaret Watkins. These elements have taken me on an emotional journey of one kind or another and the resultant pieces have been expertly and beautifully performed by the musicians involved. "       - Malcolm Lindsay


Some samples from the album.
Buy the CD here below or download the MP3s from Amazon.
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        Image credits:
        Aeroplane - Christophe Dessaigne www.midnight-artwork.com
        Berlin Gates - Emma Lindsay - www.emmalindsay.co.uk
        Album Cover - Brian Griffin - www.briangriffin.co.uk
        Portrait of Malcolm - David Gillanders - www.davidgillanders.com

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