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BAFTA-nominated film and TV composer Sheridan Tongue visits Department of Music and Media

This November, Tonmeister graduate Sheridan Tongue returned to Surrey to provide a fascinating workshop to undergraduate students.

This November, Tonmeister graduate Sheridan Tongue returned to Surrey to provide a fascinating workshop to undergraduate students.

Sheridan Tongue, BAFTA-nominated film and TV composer, is best known for his music for BBC programmes including Spooks, Silent Witness, and Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe

Sheridan returned the Department of Music and Media to provide a screen scoring workshop to undergraduate students studying the film music project module. Sheridan talked students through the process of building up a music cue which begins initially with a discussion with the director followed by identifying cueing points, significant action sequences and the underlying emotional content of scenes.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the unique opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into the industry from a professional composer. Sheridan also provided an overview of the background to his own career development as a composer, how the industry works and tips for success. 

This was a rare opportunity for students and they made the most of it by asking many questions about his creative process, technology, and the practicalities of working as a freelance professional screen composer.