Linslade composer releases Atlantis soundtrack album

Stuart Hancock won the award for Community or Educational Project, pictured with Jessica Cottis at the British Composer Awards 2015. Photo by Mark Allan

Stuart Hancock won the award for Community or Educational Project, pictured with Jessica Cottis at the British Composer Awards 2015. Photo by Mark Allan

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A Linslade composer is celebrating the release of his album which is the soundtrack for BBC1’s Atlantis.

Stuart Hancock spent three months creating the soundtrack to the second series of the British fantasy adventure show.

He said: “The album has just been released and it has already received some good reviews

“I would describe the music on the album as an orchestra fantasy sound.

“I had to watch the scenes and then create the song to support the action, characters and stories.

“In each episode there was about 35 minutes of music, I was really happy with that and the team mixed it well.”

When the show aired on BBC1 earlier this year Stuart watched every episode, he told the LBO: “It is exciting hearing your work on TV.

“It was a great experience for me and I really enjoyed all of it.

“This soundtrack was a big break for me and I hope it leads to similar big things.”

The 40-year-old hopes to continue making music for TV and film but has not ruled out the classical work, which is the field where he won his most recent award.

At the British Composer Awards he won an award in the Community Or Educational Project category for his song-cycle Snapshot Songs.

The piece is a celebration of London Life and the people who live there.

He said: “It is the first time I have won an award for classical music, it felt great because I had put so much work into it and it was a long project.

“London Life was my inspiration, the song cycle was based on modern times.”

There are 30 tracks on the Atlantis album, for more information about Stuart visit: www.stuarthancock.com