Simon Boswell - Raindance

Simon Boswell


Simon’s work has graced films by some of independent cinema’s incredible mavericks such as Alejandro Jodorowsky (SANTA SANGRE), Dario Argento (PHENOMENA), Michael Hoffman (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM), Danny Boyle (SHALLOW GRAVE) and Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL). After spending several young years in bands (ADVERTISING, LIVE WIRE) Simon became a highly successful record producer and remixer, working with ELTON JOHN, DOLLY PARTON, MARIANNE FAITHFUL and ORBITAL. As a composer he is well known for combining electronic elements with orchestral instruments and his music has ranged vastly in style and tone since the mid 1980s. His work for horror and fantasy cinema is key, seen in flicks like Clive Barker’s detective horror LORD OF ILLUSIONS, whilst the hybrid cyberpunk riffings of HACKERS and HARDWARE unusually combines acoustic, slide guitar with resonant, doomy synths to create an apocalyptic score for which he was nominated for BAFTA’s prestigious Anthony Asquith Award.