Is That The Time ? was written in 2014 for UK national award winning band ‘Youth Brass 2000’. It’s a showpiece in a jazzy fusion idiom with a full and central role for the kit drummer and percussionists.
Is That The Time ? was written in 2014 for UK national award winning band ‘Youth Brass 2000’. It’s a showpiece in a jazzy fusion idiom with a full and central role for the kit drummer and percussionists. The temptation must be resisted to play the piece too quickly and in so doing losing the 16th note syncopations inherent within the rhythmic groove. The challenge is not so much one of getting the notes, although there are a few harmonic surprises along the way, as one of playing as a cohesive rhythmic unit.
Paul Mottram studied music at Cambridge University and continued his studies in composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Early on in his career Paul worked as on orchestrator on a number of major films such as Chaplin, Shirley Valentine and Rain Man before specializing as a composer in the Film & TV world. Paul has written hundreds of tracks for production music libraries Audio Network and Boosey & Hawkes (Imagem) and records regularly with the Royal Philharmonic and English Session Orchestras. His music has featured on film such as ‘Bad Santa’, ‘The Bee Movie’ and TV shows such as Dr Who, QI, Spooks and Hustle. He has also written concert music for musicians such as The Swingle Singers, John Harle, Fine Arts Brass Ensemble and the Dunedin Consort.