Aaron May and David Ridley are an award-winning composer duo collaborating on music for film, TV and other media.
Recent work includes scores for ITV's Malpractice, Amazon Original's Arsène Wenger: Invincible, films Boiling Point, Villain, the 2022 Macmillian Campaign directed by Charlotte Regan, and FIFA's When The World Watched docu-series. The pair also collaborated on scores for award-winning shorts Jelly, The Girl With the Haunted Vagina, KIN, Spanish Pigeon, and Seconds Out.
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***Boiling Point and Boiling Point OST release***
Following the transmission of the final episode
and the warm reception of the series we are delighted
to share our music for the series in a Boiling Point OST
Accused, our third feature length collaboration with Philip
Barantini was released on Netflix UK, Canada, Australia and
TUBI in the US, and was No.1 most watched in the UK
***Malpractice OST release***
We're delighted to share our music for Malpractice,
listen or download here.
***Malpractice on ITV***
Malpractice has hit screens in the UK, being watched by
5.31 million viewers on its opening night.
***Macmillan Campaign: British Arrows Award***
We were delighted to here our work on the Whatever you Need campaign was awarded a Bronze British Arrows award for music at this years awards.
***Be Like Water release***
David has released a solo record - a 9-movement piece for solo piano
following the element of water around its cycle.
***The Girl with the Haunted Vagina***
We finished the score for our second short film collaboration with Samantha O'Rourke and PANAD Productions, with possibly our favourite title of anything we've worked on yet... Entering festivals in 2023 so watch this space...
We're delighted to be joining the roster of agents Hamish Duff and Zoë Hart at First Artist Management
We are delighted to have started work on ITV's upcoming medical thriller Malpractice, produced by World Productions, written by Grace Ofori-Attah, directed by BAFTA nominated director Philip Barantini and starring BAFTA nominee, Niamh Algar (Deceit, Calm with Horses, Raised by Wolves).
***JELLY : IRIS nomination and Chapter Queer win***
We are thrilled to hear that a short we worked on has gone on to be nominated for the Iris Prize: Best of British at this year's festival. It also won the Chapter Queer Film Prize earlier this year!
Watch it on All4 here.
Excepts from our score for Jelly can be found on our LISTEN page.
***INVINCIBLE : OST Release***
We are delighted to be releasing our second OST, featuring highlights from our score from Arsène Wenger: Invincible.
We were very lucky to work with a brilliant string quartet in Jeremy Isaac, Ros Stephen, Fiona Leggat and Laura Anstee, and record them in wizard-like recording engineer Jim Lowe's wooden front room for an intimate chamber music sound.
Please click here to stream or buy our album on your chosen platform, and the documentary is available to rent on Amazon.
We have just started work on Accused, directed by Phil Barantini and starring Chaniel Kular and Lauryn Ajufo, and written by James Cummings and Barnaby Boulton.
We were so pleased to work with Macmillan and director Charlotte Regan on their new Whatver you Need campaign - a series of short films intended to encourage people to reach out for support.
***BOILING POINT opens in cinemas across the UK***
Phil Barantini's audacious one-shot film had a very warm reception from UK audiences over its opening weekend.
***VILLAIN available on Netflix UK***
We're delighted Villain is now available in the UK and spent a week as the most watched new film!
A&D at the Invincible Premiere
We're thrilled to see the trailer for Invincible out, which features two of our tracks from the score!
***BOILING POINT Trailer***
We're very excited to see the trailer for Boiling Point released before it hits the big screen in November!
***Arsène Wenger: INVINCIBLE***
We are hugely excited to be delivering the score today for this intimate feature documentary about the legendary Arsenal manager. The production is led by Noah Media Group and Federation Entertainment, along with Amazon Original and Canal+, and will be available later this year.
***Boiling Point World Premier***
We were very excited to see our second feature length collaboration with Philip Barantini premier at the Karlovy Vary festival in Prague, before reaching UK and US cinemas in November 2021!
We just spent a lovely week cooking up a score for JELLY, a beautiful and quirky short film written and directed by Samantha O'Rourke and produced by Alex Ashworth at Mad as Bird Films. Sounds and more to follow very soon...
***When the World Watched 1986: Argentina***
We're delighted to share that after the success of the first series, covering the Brazil legendary XI team of 1970, we have just delivered the score for When the World Watched 1986 covering Maradona's world cup winning squad. Both series will play globally in the run up to the Qatar world cup 2022.
***THE BEST Awards - opening sequence***
We were honoured to have been commissioned a track to accompany an opening sequence on the FIFA The Best awards, which focussed on the difficult year that was 2020 and the power of sport to bring people together.
***VILLAIN streaming on Netflix USA and Canada***
We were delighted to hear that our debut feature-length
project is streaming on Netflix across the pond.
***SOUND ARCHITECT PODCAST***
We were interviewed about our score for Villain and our collaborative style by Sam Hughes' Sound Architect Podcast. Contains rather a lot of ramble, a lot about the sacred art of collaboration, and our own origin story....
For the podcast and more info click here.
Hannah Silva's brilliant audio drama Jump Blue, featuring Aaron's score, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday evening and will be on BBC iPlayer for the imminent future...
***VILLAIN OST RELEASE***
We're delighted to have released our debut OST album with Wave Theory Records!! It's available to buy & stream on all major platforms:
***VILLAIN US RELEASE***
Our debut feature film project VILLAIN has been released in the US by Saban films and is critic's pick in the NY Times:
'Exceedingly well-made... A mood that falls somewhere between resignation and guttering hope.' Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times - Critic's Pick