We are proud to announce that Faber Music Media composer Simon Fisher Turner has won this year’s Ivor Novello Award for best original film score for ‘The Epic of Everest’.

Simon beat off tough competition including Steven Price’s Oscar winning work for Gravity. The remarkable winning score combines electronic music, found sounds, western and Nepalese instruments and vocals and is a moving and fitting accompaniment to the film of  the 1924 Everest expedition which culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine.

The award is a fitting tribute to Simon’s remarkable career which has seen him go from child actor to teenage pop idol, from self-confessed ‘extreme sound freak’ to acclaimed solo recording artist.