My name is Harry Blake. I'm a composer, lyricist and sound designer based in Peckham, south-east London, specialising in music for film and live performance. I also write musicals.
'sublime...Harry Blake's ambient techno score explodes around us' Time Out
'Harry Blake's exquisite electro soundtrack' The Scotsman
'Harry Blake’s reduced orchestration doesn’t substitute for what Verdi provided. Instead it creates its own musical world, in tune with the reshaped plot, which switches the action from 1850s Paris to 1920s New York. It allows real word-by-word communication: in opera, that is rare indeed.’ Evening Standard
'like a musical David Mitchell' Islington Gazette
Harry studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart. He is winner of the Craig Barbour Award for Composition (Soho Theatre) and the Musical Theatre Network Award (Edinburgh 2014). Harry is one half of the award-winning cabaret act HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL and an artistic director of LIVEARTSHOW.
Composition credits include: The Future for Beginners, (Wales Millennium Centre and touring), The Glass Supper (Hampstead Theatre), Once upon a Christmas (Look Left, Look Right), The Love Girl and the Innocent (Southwark Playhouse), Perle (Tobacco Factory and Soho Theatre), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Othello and Cyrano de Bergerac (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre) Mobile Phone Show (Lyric Hammersmith), The Wind in the Willows (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men), Twelfth Night and Masters, are you mad? (Grosvenor Park), MANGA SISTER (liveartshow@The Yard), live electronic score for Don Giovanni (Soho Theatre), Anna Karenina (Arcola), Monkey and Bear (InTransit Festival), The Nightingale (Young Vic),Vinegar Tom (Cobden Club), A Karaoke Wedding (Union Theatre). Assistant conductor Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic), assistant to the music supervisor Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket). His acclaimed orchestration of La Traviata for Opera Up Close ran for 6 weeks at Soho Theatre and is currently touring.