Virtuoso Pianist Andy Quin plays his composition Toccata No.1 in C on the Amazing Estonia 9' Concert Grand. This wonderful instrument was handmade for Andy at the Estonia piano factory in Tallinn and ranks amongst the finest and most beautiful pianos in the world.
Toccata No.1 was written whilst Andy was still a schoolboy and given its first public performance in 1976. At one level the piece is ' A simple expression of the joy of my being able to hear' ( concert program note from 1982). However at the time it was written, the composer was very interested in sound reflections, and the way in which sound vibrations are modified into the perception of music by the ear and brain . Thus Toccata starts with a right hand motif exactly mirrored in the left hand, but as the music progresses, the right hand pattern remains broadly the same representing the external sound, whilst the left hand gradually modifies representing the human perception of music.
The sound of Andy's beautiful, emotive piano can now be heard on film and TV productions throughout the world, for example on this recent TV appeal by the Centrepoint charity for the young and homeless;
and on dozens of production music tracks;
Toccata No.1 in C will shortly be released on the Academy Recordings label and the piano score will also be made available. Please see http://www.andyquin.com/ for news and details. Email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The film was made by Arkippus films Dir. Joseph Landreth-Smith.
Short clips of music composed, arranged or performed by Andy Quin ranging from Hollywood movies through ads and tv to recording sessions, demonstrating the great variety of music making undertaken as a composer for tv and Film.
For more details please visit http://www.andyquinmusic.com
HERO created a brave TV ad for Centrepoint to help them raise awareness of the charity and increase room sponsors. The ad aired on Sky channels over 2012/2013 Christmas/New Year period.
The ad was produced by @HEROHelena @HEROKate.
Writer/Director Pete Lewtas. DOP Ed Moore. Offline editor Sue Moles. Finishing post Absolute Post Production. Music: 'Believe' composed by Andy Quin, licence courtesy of Synctracks. Voiceover Denis Lawson, courtesy Sue Terry Voices.
Our thanks to all those who gave their time and support so generously in the making of this ad.