Interview: Natalie Holt

Even if you’re not yet familiar with the composer Natalie Holt, you’ve definitely heard her music.

Over the last five years, she’s soundtracked some of British television’s most important primetime dramas and worked on films including Paddington and Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel.

Bolstered by her fruitful creative partnership with composer Martin Phipps, Natalie has built an impressive soundtrack CV which takes in Scandi noir Wallander and the Ivor Novello Award-winning music to BBC One’s 2014 flagship series The Honourable Woman.

We recently spent some time with the violin ace, multi-instrumentalist and composer to learn more about her musical beginnings, recent experiences and tips for emerging screen composers…

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Interview: Eliza Carthy 

Here’s a recent audio interview with the always interesting Eliza Carthy, courtesy of M Magazine.
It’s been a quite few years since I saw Eliza Carthy perform (2002, at New Bedford Whaling Museum, along with her parents Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson). I remember young Eliza and her mom singing a beautiful “The Lowlands of Holland,” and the full clan closing with an a cappella “Stars in My Crown.” I’ve always wondered about the meaning of that traditional Methodist hymn. The singer contemplates arriving in Heaven and meeting her Saviour. She then admits, “It would sweeten my bliss in the city of gold, Should there be any stars in my crown.” So, you’re in Heaven, greeted by your Saviour, and you even have your own crown on your head. Yet, you need … just … one … more … thing. Brilliant! [ – Johnny Foreigner – ]

Folk star Eliza Carthy let us in on her PRS for Music Foundation commission for the upcoming New Music Biennial 2017…

Source: Interview: Eliza Carthy – M Magazine