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Who is Sound Futures?

Founder – biography
Sound Futures is the brainchild of BAFTA film composer and orchestrator Seanine Joyce who has over twenty-five years experience as a music educator including ten years as an adult educator. Hailing from sunny Sydney, Australia she has lived in London since 1993.

As a young music educator of children, Seanine explored various techniques to keep pupils engaged and enthusiastic. She found that it was important to keep the delivery fresh and the material varied.

After pursuing a career in London as a performing pianist/ keyboardist in pop and jazz bands, she went on to do an Honours degree in Media and Applied Music Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Here she learnt how to compose and arrange in a wide variety of musical styles, recording and production techniques and became particularly interested in fusing urban beats with orchestral instruments. She was also the recipient of the EMI Sound Foundation Award, the BMI European Student Bursary and the Royal Academy of Music’s Mortimer Development Award.

Upon graduating in 2004, she was immediately recruited as Orchestration and Composition Lecturer at Exeter University and Music Technology Tutor at Trinity College of Music, London (now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance). (She has since taught film music at City Lit, SPACE Studios and SAE (School of Audio Engineering) and has a PTLLS Teaching Certificate.

She was simultaneously beginning her career in the British film industry, working as a copyist and orchestrator on films such as “Over The Hedge”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, “Severance”, “It’s a Boy Girl Thing” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”. These films covered genres from children’s animation to epic Hollywood productions. By 2008 Seanine had composed two feature film scores: mystery thriller “Framed” starring Martin Jarvis & Robert Hardy and the romantic comedy “Oh Happy Day” featuring gospel music, jazz and comic and romantic orchestral music. She was privileged to have illustrious James Bond film music orchestrator and conductor Nic Raine on board as conductor and jazz virtuosi John Parricelli (guitar) and Gwilym Simcock (piano).

1. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory [100x150]
2. Over The Hedge [100x150]
3. Kingdom of Heaven [100x150]
4. Elizabeth [100x150]
5. King Arthur [100x150]
6. Severance [100x150]
7. Bloodrayne [100x150]
8. It's a boy girl thing [100x150]

 

Seanine has composed commercial music for clients including Sony Play Station and various corporate and animation companies. After visiting Cambodia in 2008 as part of a fundraising effort to support the preservation of traditional music, Seanine founded a not-for-profit organisation (now known as Sound Futures Society) in Hackney to promote education and community cohesion through music. She studied Community Music at Goldsmiths College and in 2011 completed a Masters in Music Composition (Creative Practice) there, in which she researched the effects of music in education and contemporary early years music practices.

After visiting Cambodia in 2008 as part of a fundraising effort to support the preservation of traditional music, Seanine founded a not-for-profit organisation (now known as Sound Futures Society) in Hackney to promote education and community cohesion through music. She studied Community Music at Goldsmiths College and in 2011 completed a Masters in Music Composition (Creative Practice) there, in which she researched the effects of music in education and contemporary early years music practices.

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Sound Futures Society’s family learning projects has touched hundreds of families, particularly those from black, ethnic or minority groups, through the kind support of local council bodies and charities.