Dance of the Convicts
Padua - Nursery of Arts
Philomel (Song of the Fairies)
Julius Caesar - The Rebel Within
Chorale of Ages

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Mark R. Bannister
Orchestral & Instrumental Composer
for Film, TV & Theatre

"That’s the most stupid expression in the world.
’I fell in love’ - as if you had no choice.
There’s a moment, there’s always a moment;
I can do this, I can give in to this or I can resist it.
I don’t know when your moment was but I bet there was one."

A masterful play written in 1997 by Patrick Marber exploring the dark and gritty themes of love and sexual politics. This music was composed for a theatre production of Closer performed in Twickenham then Guildford in May 2003. It was directed by Gerald Baker of the Richmond Shakespeare Society, and featured very strong performances from Siobhan McCoulough, Jenny Hancock, David Wheatley and Alex Page-Bailey.

This is a modern instrumentation making heavy use of synthesiser effects, drawing on the themes of musical repetition mirroring the uncontrollable repetitions in life, of behaviour of instinct of love of relationships and of sexual habits.

Closer (MP3 - 3 mins 2 secs - 1.94 Mb)
Closer Still (MP3 - 3 mins 14 secs - 2.58 Mb)


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