Kiss The Frog to design and develop the website for British film & TV composer, Hugo de Chaire.
Kiss The Frog are excited to have been recommended to design and build a stylish and chic website and content management system for highly respected British film and TV composer, Mr. Hugo de Chaire.
We spoke with Hugo this morning and got an initial feel for his vision and we will be going to work on delivering the first stage of his website over the coming weeks (Christmas? What’s that???). With some ideas already in mind, we’ll be putting pen to paper – so to speak – and all going well, Hugo’s new site will be launched sometime in January. Watch this space.
A little bit about Hugo:
Hugo de Chaire composes music for film, television and creative media. A percussionist from the age of 7, Hugo composed music throughout school for college bands and ensembles, until becoming a professional composer after studying music production at Kingston University London, and music with Robert Bentley.
He also studied film-scoring techniques with Hollywood composer Hummie Mann in Los Angeles. He has written as an assistant to Joey Newman (of the Newman dynasty) in Los Angeles. He has written scores for various art house films, namely Prison Ball, a hard-hitting documentary from the US independent Bambora Pictures CA. His title music for The Audition (dir. Fraser Robinson) received critical acclaim and the film itself, gained official selection for both Montreal and Malibu Film Festivals.
He has worked both in the UK and the USA for radio and television productions writing theme tunes for Classic FM, Magic 105.4, NDR, OE3 Vienna, Vibe, Hit Radio, FFN and BBC Radio 1. Previous work for BBC Television includes title music for Julian Fellowes’ show ‘Never Mind The Full Stops’, and John Sergeant’s ‘Face The Music’ 2007.
He has also taken advantage of the requirements for quality soundtracks for high production value television adverts. National commercials include Knorr (4 commercials), npower (2 commercials) and Hallmark for their 100th year anniversary.
Hugo’s song writing helped to get the platinum selling operatic boy band G4 a no.1 album ‘G4 and Friends’ into the UK album charts. The only original song on the album ‘Another Day’ was commissioned by Sony BMG in 2005.
He has written music in one of the UK’s top music production companies Wise Buddha as an in-house composer and continues to work independently with other production companies in the UK and with Grooveworx in Los Angeles.
In 2009 Hugo started working for Classic FM, creating their new signature theme, and subsequently numerous adaptations on the main melody. To date he has written over 50 separate cues for them and is currently working on their sound for Christmas 2010. In 2010, teamed with Grooveworx, he also scored the entire News cuts for Univision, with live string and brass sessions recorded in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. Univision is the largest Spanish Television network in the USA.