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Michael Freeman

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I am a composer, sound artist & instrumentalist who has produced music for tv, dance & theatre. I also direct courses & workshops.
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Hexham
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Freelance, instinctive , mostly self-taught music composer, sound artist, practitioner and educator. Born and grew up absorbing multi-cultural influences of Birmingham Studied piano and composition at Birmingham Music Studios. Studied jazz piano in Newcastle. Production of original recorded music and sound effects from own studio for Sky TV, BBC, Discovery Channel, Tyne Tees TV, Studio Arts TV, Luk Luk Productions, Metal Pig Films Ltd., Imagine Studios, Compagnie Animotion, The National Trust and David and Charles Publications, also theatre and dance productions (including ‘Skellig’ at People’s Theatre, & various productions for Dance City, Surface Area Dance, Appetite Dance, Lincolnshire Dance etc.) Contracted as Community Music Coordinator for The Maltings Arts Centre Berwick upon Tweed 2001-2004. Set up Maltsingers Community Choir, and SCRAP (community junk percussion band,) Co- music director and composer for Hamlet Opera. Ran full programme of all styles of music performances and educational workshops. Raised £37,000 for community music projects. Direct Sustainable Sounds, conventional Percussion, composition and improvisation workshops and performance including: Dartington International Summer School, Spitalfields Festival, Hexham Abbey Festival, The Sage Gateshead, Darlington Academy, BBC Children in Need, Stockton Carnival, British Science Festival, Aberdeen Techfest, Manchester Science Festival, Newcastle Science Festival, Alnwick Garden and The Tall Ships Race. Other educational workshops, tuition and performances at schools, museums nature reserves, country parks, hospitals, conferences and work places on a Regional and National level. Possess enhanced CRB & £10m PLI. Member of PRS, Musicians Union, Guild of Northern Media Composers, Gateshead Cultural Partnership.)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Ambient, Drum 'n' Bass, Electro-Swing, Industrial, Garage, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Balkan, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Cumbia, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Spanish music, Calypso, Irish rock, Jazz, Latin jazz, Baroque
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Audio engineer, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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Reviews

From customers:

The G, 10 years ago

I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Partcipants came out of the session buzzing.

Tyne M, 10 years ago

Michael has done a variety of work for the Discovery Museum. For our family audience he has provided drop in sessions, for children of a variety of ages and accompanying adults. By explaining the science behind sound he has proved very popular with our audience and has no problem with working in a venue which can be very busy with visitors.

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