Terry is a composer and conductor with a wide range of credits in film, theatre and TV. Terry started composing professionally at the National Theatre, first working there as co-orchestrator of the multi-award winning ‘Guys and Dolls’, which was followed by 12 years of National Theatre productions. Terry has also composed for a large number of productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Terry has been working with choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne for 18 years and is an associate artist of Matthew’s company New Adventures, composing six of Matthew’s dance scores: Lord of the Flies, The Car Man, Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray and Play Without Words, for which he won an Olivier Award and The Midnight Bell. Terry regularly plays piano accompanying silent film screenings at the Depot independent cinema in Lewes. Terry has both orchestrated and conducted the music for around 70 feature films, amongst these ‘Peterloo’, ‘The Children Act’, ‘Youth’, ‘Mr. Turner’, ‘Jadoo’, ‘W.E’., ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘The Nutcracker in 3D’, ‘Another Year’ and ‘The Illusionist’. He is also the conductor of the live orchestra to picture performances of ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, ‘Room on a Broom’, ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Highway Rat’, both around the UK and internationally. Terry’s piece Without is featured on 12 Seconds of Light. Modulus are currently collaborating with Terry on scores for three 1920s Surrealist silent films, which were premiered at Sheffield DocFest at the Crucible Theatre in 2019.
An established classical composer and musician, Malcolm has written the music for a wide variety of UK award winning cinema releases and tv programmes. 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; The Children, a 3 part drama for ITV; 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. He has also scored two of Michael Palin's documentaries on Art. 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. 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 The Hipsters and continues his collaborative work with visual artists, choreographers, theatre groups and writers. He is also in demand as a music producer. Malcolm’s piece Gracenotes will feature on Modulus’s second album.
Eliot Lloyd Short
Eliot Lloyd Short is a versatile songwriter, musician and composer. He is a mulit-instrumentalist performing on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and singing, frequently using music technology in his live performances. For many years he was an actor/musician for the National Theatre’s production of War Horse. Eliot has been writing for contemporary classical ensembles and music for theatre since 2012, collaborating with Jack Holden in conjunction with Bristol Old Vic, sitarist Shama Rahman and Romanian composer Maria Moraru, as well as community interest group Age Exchange. Eliot’s first string quartet The Golden Road, features on 12 Seconds of Light and was also used by Diego Barraza as the sound track for his film The Letter. Eliot’s second quartet Evolutional will feature on Modulus’s second album.
Veera Lummi is a Finnish composer, producer and singer based in London. With a background in both classical and popular music, she has worked both as a musician and as a composer in variety of projects both in Finland and in the UK. Credits for compositions include Kanava (commercial, City of Rovaniemi); Then Dance: Episode 2 ‘Mirrors’ (dance/short, Great Lake Films); Near (music video, Otso Alanko); and Ophelia’s End (short, Great Lake Films). Her latest release 12 Seconds of Light (Demerara records) has received airtime around the globe, including BBC6 and Resonance FM. Veera has collaborated with Modulus on a number of projects including 12 Seconds of Light, tracks for singer Royce Wood Junior, Tide Within, and her own songs.
Composer Ash Madni has drawn on a lifetime of exotic influences and experiences from the East and West to create his latest compositions. Ash prefers to use the word "blend" rather than fuse, as fuse implies the direct use of ethnic instruments. Whilst Ash has used instruments like the Duduk, Tam-Tam, Erhu in his compositions, his mission is to blend Eastern ideas with Western Classical mission. Ash’s piece Clarity from Fragmented Memories features on 12 Seconds Of Light and he is currently collaborating with Modulus on music for a new webseries – 2 – from director Greg Anderson.
Roger May is an established composer and orchestrator in the fields of concert and media music. His compositions have been performed in the UK and internationally by the likes of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, National Symphony Orchestra and the National Saxophone Choir. His music has been featured in Lesley Garrett's gala concerts and heard in major venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and South Bank Centre. On screen, Roger orchestrated on the soundtrack to the DreamWorks Animation film Bee Movie, and has worked on numerous projects for the BBC, including Robin Hood and The 7 Ages of Britain, as well as for Scandinavian TV. Roger has won recognition and awards from the BSO, Vox Novus (New York), the West Forest Sinfonia, Aldworth Philharmonic, Vine Orchestra and National Saxophone Choir amongst others, gaining mentoring from James MacMillan (CBE) in the process. He is an active conductor and teacher, and presents pre-concert talks for Reading Arts. Roger studied Music at Bristol University and Composing for Film and TV at the London College of Music and Media, where he won the Wilfred Josephs prize for his orchestral epic, Bariolage. Roger’s piece Multangularis will feature on Modulus upcoming album.
Maria Moraru is a musician, composer and artist active in various projects based in London UK, and Transylvania and Bucharest, Romania. Maria's music includes film and animation soundtrack, contemporary classical music and songs for voice and piano. Her ever present interest in spirituality inspires her music, creating a blend of genres such as sacred minimalism, Romanian folk, world and jazz improvisation. Since 2020, Maria has been part of several band projects in Romania. Cat Mercury is a dream-pop project, comprised of Maria and guitarist Alex Stingu (Baby Elvis, Astro Generale). Another band is in the works with musicians Herodot and Melak, based in Bucharest, Romania. Maria’s own releases on Bandcamp include Strange Secret Sacred, a piano improvisation acting as a soundtrack for the cards of the same name; a collection of traditional Romanian carols rearranged and sung by Maria; and the most recent release, five improvisations under the name Lullabies for the New Normal. Maria has written Rituals Quartet for Modulus, to be featured on their upcoming second album. Modulus released a video of the first movement Descantec (Disenchantment) in 2021 (watch the video here). They are also collaborating on a number of traditional Romanian Carols arranged and sung by Maria.
Balancing driving rhythm, heartfelt lyricism drawn from his background as a classically trained singer, a lushly textural approach to orchestration, and the delicate incorporation of electronic music elements, Connor’s work is a constant attempt to bring together sprawling artistic interests, and in doing so, create connections across audiences and communities. Connor’s music has been commissioned across Australia and abroad, including by Opera Queensland, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet, and New York based groups including Bang On A Can and Chromic Duo. In 2021 Connor was the recipient of the APRA AMCOS Professional Development Awards in the Classical/Experimental category. Early in the year The Australian listed Connor as one of their “21 Hottest Creative Artists of 2021”. In 2019, Connor was the Composer-In-Residence of the 2019 Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the youngest in the Festival’s history. Connor has also held residencies and fellowships with the New York new-music collective Bang On A Can in 2017, with his music featured at their annual Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, and with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Connor is the Co-Director of the Brisbane-based non-profit organisation Dots+Loops, Australia’s post-genre music and arts series, inclusively exploring the spaces in between a traditional classical concert, an underground club gig, and an experimental art show. Connor’s piece Movement to will be featured on our upcoming second album.
Richard Norris creates music that combines synths, samples and acoustics with musicians and videographers. His music has been used by many institutions including the BBC, Channels 4 and 5, the Young Vic, Southbank Centre and the Royal Albert Hall. Richard is a long-time collaborator with Modulus, not just as composer but also as sound technician. His piece Mumbai Nights is featured on 12 Seconds of Light and Modulus are collaborating with him on a new studio/live project, Sensoria, with funding from Arts Council England that explores the interaction of music and colour (ASMR, frisson, and synaesthesia).
Starting as a tea boy, learning the art of music at college, orchestrating, preparing music scores and finally composing and conducting gave Matthew a particularly unique understanding of the art of writing music for moving images. Matthew's experience in the industry of film and television spans two decades across a huge variety of styles and genres. Matthew's work on ITV and Mammoth Screen's huge global success ENDEAVOUR has garnered him a new platform composing for film and drama. Recently Peter James' global success and best selling novels GRACE has been dramatised for ITV with Matthew's music. ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 plus numerous international stations have all broadcast Matthew's work across the world on a regular basis. Matthew’s piece for quartet and live electronics, Memoria Technica, features on 12 Seconds of Light.
Motion designer Tom Brown created animated visuals for Eliot Lloyd Short's piece The Golden Road, joining Modulus on their travels for the 12 Seconds of Light tour. Often combining a digital glitch aesthetic with handmade physical techniques, he has brought his own tactile style to visuals for multi-disciplinary live shows and operas with acts such as The Cabinet of Living Cinema and composer-director duo Efthymiou, as well as co-founding AV performance act Magnetic Foragers. In recent years his work has been exhibited at UK venues including Kings Place, Rich Mix and Harrods, festivals Shambala and Wilderness, as well as the Arab World Institute in Paris.
Founder and director of production company SaGuarda Studios, Diego Barraza is an award-winning film director with a wide list of credits including music videos, short films and documentaries. A long-term collaborator with Modulus, Diego has created visuals for their live shows and has toured with the group in the UK and Romania as their visual technician. Most recently, Diego was photographer for Modulus new publicity photos.