Adrian's recent TV credits include all three series of Rowan Joffé’s Tin Star for Sky Atlantic. Adrian’s rich, adventurous and unpredictable soundtrack to the contemporary noir/ western series was released on Silva Screen Records in 2019 and Joffé has himself remarked that ‘without Adrian’s music, the show would be incomplete.’ The soundtrack release for the third season, Tin Star Liverpool , was awarded no. 2 best soundtrack release of the year in Mojo Magazine for 2020. Other TV work includes both seasons of BBC period drama The Village, starring Maxine Peake and John Simm.
Adrian began writing to picture after collaborating with fellow composer Paul Conboy, which led to the duo working with director Antonia Bird on films such as Face, Ravenous, The Hamburg Cell and BAFTA award-winning Care. He’s since undertaken a broad range of projects on his own, from critically-acclaimed scores for arthouse films including The Have-Nots, based on the award-winning ‘Die Habenichtse’ novel by Katharina Hacker and directed by Florian Hoffmeister (who he collaborated with previously on Three Degrees Colder), Charles Garrad’s Waiting for You, and Tim Plester’s documentary film Way of the Morris.
Adrian’s versatility is showcased in his range of styles across all projects; from writing for small ensembles and duos and full orchestras of varying sizes, to creating music derived from degraded vinyl and full electronic scores. He is always interested and involved with the new music scene and his labels SN Variations and Constructive have released music by composers and musicians such as Giacinto Scelsi, John Cage, Laurence Crane, Chris Watson and Lucy Railton and Kit Downes amongst others. His own releases include Music for Lock Grooves which is centred around the use of locked grooves from vinyl records – an element which he has incorporated into his scores for films such as The Have-Nots. The hypnotic and experimental work consists of two tracks broken down into three distinct yet complementary pieces per side, and has drawn comparisons to the work of Brian Eno and György Ligeti. His recent album Since It Turned Out Something Else was featured in Best Contemporary Classical in Bandcamp for September 2022 and described as ‘Intensely and startlingly brilliant’ (Electronic Sound Magazine). Adrian has recently been awarded an artist residency for 2023 at the prestigious EMS Studios in Stockholm.