Saturday was one of my first film scores. It was written in a day for a ‘live’ animation being created in Newcastle by animator Leo Martyn.
The film was a comic look at routine and how people fall into daily patterns that are hard to break. I wanted the music to be cyclical to reflect these patterns, so the work is structured around a sequence of bars: 1 – 1,2 – 1,2,3 – 1,2,3,4 etc. up to 12. The abrupt change in pace towards the end of this extract was dictated by the pacing of the film.
I later arranged Saturday for double string quartet as twelve, and it was chosen for a CD project of works for string ensembles by young composers.
The Saturday score is entirely MIDI-generated, using marimba, vibraphone, piano and string sounds