This Tuesday I took a wee trip up to Bo'ness to visit the Hippodrome Cinema. Myself and fantastic young Borders guitarist Graeme Armstrong accompanied the first 5 mins of the silent film - Annie Laurie. Writing the score has been one of the most exciting projects I have ever been involved in. It's incredibly challenging but also I'm really enjoying having to explore the variety of atmospheres in the film by creating pieces of music that enhance and tell the narrative of the film. It's pushing me to play be able to compose to specific time slots and to be able to improvise around themes/motifs in order to shorten or lengthen the section of music/motif. I'll be rehearsing with Amy Thatcher (accordion/piano) and Alasdair Paul (guitar/whistles) in the next few weeks. They will be accompanying me at the performances: 22nd March (Hippodrome Bo'ness) and 26th April (Barbican London).