London, Britain (UK)
Rael Jones is a Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist, based in London.
He has recently completed the score to the Weinstein Company feature Suite Française, starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas and Sam Riley and directed by Saul Dibb. The film is based on the Irène Némirovsky novels about the German occupation in France, with a stunning orchestral and piano score recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios.
Rael is currently scoring the coming-of-age drama Kids In Love, starring Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter. The film is produced by Ealing Studios and is due for release later this year.
Other recent Composer credits include the feature documentary Still The Enemy Within, about the miners’ strike, due for selected cinematic release later this year; the Oscar- Nominated Director Ashvin Kumar’s film Dazed in Doon; Nyima Cartier’s debut feature White Lie, as well as TV series such as Channel 4’s Picture This and Channel 5’s Best House in the Street. Rael has also contributed additional music for the three series of the BBC’s hit drama Sherlock, working with composers David Arnold and Michael Price. Other Additional Composition credits include Horrid Henry: The Movie; and Island, starring Natalie Press and Colin Morgan.
Creatively and technically adept and flexible, Rael has adopted many roles on feature films including: Music Editor, Music Producer, Orchestrator, Music Programmer, Session Musician, Sound Designer and Dialogue Editor. Rael worked on Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Misérables as Additional Orchestrator, Music Editor and Music Programmer, for which he won a Golden Reel Award at the 2013 MPSE Awards in LA. Other notable film credits include Alan Partridge, The Inbetweeners Movie and Hyde Park on Hudson (as Music Editor), and Wild Target and Wild Child (as Music Producer).
Rael has a very strong musical background, rooted in classical training from the age of 6. He graduated from the Tonmeister Course with First Class Honours, winning both available prizes for Composition. His writing stems from improvisation and live performance, and he is a highly accomplished player of many instruments: from Piano, Guitars and Drums to quirkier items like Autoharp and Musical Saw.
Never one to shy from the limelight, Rael regularly plays gigs around the UK, including touring and TV appearances as a guitarist with Guillemots front man Fyfe Dangerfield, as well as with his own band Thumpermonkey. He has also appeared on BBC One’s Junior Apprentice, as a composer working with the finalists. Rael released a solo instrumental album Mandrake last year to critical acclaim.
Comments by Rael Jones
@englitch: thanks Englitch!
@theameros: thanks very much
@mikepostdrums: thanks for listening Mike!
@dmfa: Thanks Debs!
I was desperate to hear what this sounds like backwards - so here it is, hope you don't mind! https://soundcloud.com/rael-jones/worlds-longest-echo-backwards
Here's the picture this music was written for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mn9xGScqcI&feature=bf_play&list=FLHEZuqS-lrMw&index=1