19 February 2015

Africa's Fishing Leopards (BBC Natural World)

William Goodchild's latest score for BBC Natural World, co-written with Dan Brown and featuring the vocals of Senegalese singer, Batch Gueye. Africa's Fishing Leopards, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, goes out for the first time on BBC2 at 8 pm on Tuesday 24th February. It is Pick of the Day, Radio Times.

BBC Natural World starts its new series for 2015/ 16 with a stunning film about a leopard mother and her two cubs. The family must survive in the wilds of Botswana alongside less than friendly neighbours: lions, wild dogs and hyenas. The competition for food is tough, and if they are going to make it they must learn a new skill: the ability to fish.

Produced and Directed by Brad Bestelink and Steve Gooder, Edited by Rupert Troskie and Filmed by Brad Bestelink and Richard Uren.

Watch a clip HERE.

Post-recording session selfie with composer William Goodchild, Senegalese singer Batch Gueye and composer Dan Brown:

28 January 2015

Concert March 2015

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra
William Goodchild conductor
Natalia Lomeiko violin

Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Prokofiev Violin Concerto in D
Borodin In The Steppes Of Central Asia
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Renowned Russian violinist Natalia Lomeiko joins Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra and conductor William Goodchild to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, composed in 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution. Alongside the concerto are two works by Borodin: his Polovtsian Dances, and In The Steppes of Central Asia, a highly evocative piece which depicts the journey of a caravan across a vast deserted grassland. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, a dark and tumultuous though ultimately optimistic work, completes this all-Russian programme.

soloist Natalia Lomeiko
For full details concert and to book tickets online, please click HERE

5 December 2014

Castles: Britain's Fortified History (BBC)

William Goodchild has scored the Titles and Credits for this new three-part BBC series. Historian Sam Willis traces the story of Britain's castles and their unique role in our history, art and literature.

For more information about the series including a selection of clips, please click HERE.

18 November 2014

Leopard - Ultimate Survivor (BBC/ Nat Geo Wild)

William Goodchild's latest score for BBC Natural World and Nat Geo Wild is Leopard - Ultimate Survivor. The programme is showing first in the States on Nat Geo Wild on 29 November 2014.

Leopard - Ultimate Survivor is the extraordinary story of a mother and her two cubs, filmed by cameraman Brad Bestelink over two years. The footage is stunning and the story compelling.

William co-wrote and produced the score with Dan Brown and it features Senegalese singer Batch Gueye.

Produced by Icon Films, the programme is directed by Steve Gooder and edited by Rupert Troskie.

20 October 2014

What's The Score? Panel Discussion

"Sound is fifty per cent of the motion picture experience." George Lucas

At this informal session What's The Score? the panel will take a look at the importance of good sound and the difference it can make. Find out what can be done simply and effectively to get the most impact from the audio on a film and create a more immersive experience for the audience.

The panel discussion will feature a variety of audio and visual clips from feature films to recent wildlife BBC and National Geographic International wildlife productions.

Chair Karen Bass, National Geographic
Composer William Goodchild, Freelance
Producer/ Director David Johnson, Ram Raider Films
Editor Andy Nettley, Freelance
Re-recording Mixer Andrew Wilson, Red Six Ltd

Tuesday, 21st October 2014, 14:30 - 16:00 in the Arnolfini Dark Studio
Part of Wildscreen Festival
For more details of this event, please click HERE.

17 October 2014

Leopards: 21st Century Cats

Leopards: 21st Century Cats (BBC Natural World) has been nominated for three Awards at Wildscreen Festival 2014:
The film was scored by William Goodchild. To listen to some samples of the music, please click HERE.

18 September 2014

Concert November 2014

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Concert for St Peter's Hospice

Join Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, City of Bristol Choir and other singers for a stunning full-scale performance of Carl Orff's bawdy Carmina Burana. With lyrics from the Middle Ages expressing a lusty enjoyment of early desires, Carmina Burana is a passionate and highly dramatic work written for massive choral and orchestral forces. The brass fanfare of Shostakovich's Festive Overture opens the concert followed by Dvořák's ever-popular Symphony from the New World.

Conductors William Goodchild and David Ogden
Soprano Lorna James
Tenor Alun Rhys-Jenkins
Bass Leigh Melrose

Shostakovich Festive Overture
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’
Orff Carmina Burana

Saturday 15 November 2014 at Colston Hall Bristol

Concert in support of St Peter's Hospice