Simon Waldram


Soundtracks and music videos

Posted by SimonWaldram on May 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Back in 2006 I put two collections of instrumental music on the Internet Archive and made them available with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license. This means that other artists can use my work in whatever context they wish as long as they do not profit from it. When my Songs Without Words album (which featured tracks from those Internet Archive collections) was also released with the same license.

As a result of this my instrumental music has been somewhat popular with independent filmmakers looking to soundtrack their work. Some of the videos I have been really impressed by and I find it really quite exciting to see my music placed in new and interesting contexts.

I am looking to work with more film makers. As well being interested in doing some soundtrack work I would also really like to have some music videos for some of my songs. I've talked to a couple of people, but nothing has been planned yet. I find myself increasingly interested in the connections between music and the visual arts and I'm looking to make this a greater theme of my work over the next few years.

I'm going to start making my own videos too. I'm going to Dungeness for a few days in June and I'll try to film something while I am there for a song on one of the albums that will be out next year.

If you happen to be a film maker and you would like to work with me you can contact me at through the 'Get In Touch' page on your left.

Here are some videos featuring my music:

By Adam Proctor:

Starlings Over Aberdeen Harbour (song: Wait Until Morning) -

Support UTG (song: Letter To Orkney) -

Frances Walker - Antarctica (song: We Were Ourselves) -

Frances Walker - Tiree (song: Kari Poise) -

Frances Walker on Arthur Watson. Peacock & Printmaking (song: Wait Until Morning) -

By Sam Renseiw:

Patafilm #791: "Repo Space" (song: Houston Sunday) -

Patafilm #792: "Air On Fire and Heinrich" (songs: a mash-up of Wandering Spirits / Houston Monday and Waves) -

Patafilm #794: "More Landscaping" (song: a mash up of Waves and a few bits that aren't mine)

Patafilm #796: "Simulated Metaverse" (song: Displacement) -


By Elgin Smith:

Ohne Titel Fall/Winter 2010 (songs: Memories of a Storm and an early version of Elements) -

Categories: Videos, Collaborations

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