Rupert Cross

Rupert studied music composition at the University of Southampton with Michael Finnissy where he won the Lytell Prize, the Edward Wood Award and achieved first class honours. He received a scholarship from the Laurin and Arthur Glaze Trust and the AHRC for postgraduate composition study with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he achieved distinction.

Between 2010 and 2015 Rupert worked as an Assistant and Music Programmer for Patrick Doyle at both Shepperton Studios and 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles for the films Cinderella, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Brave, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Thor, La Ligne Droite, Sarajevo and Sir Billi the Vet, the documentary Jig and the concert pieces Impressions of America and Tam O’Shanter.

Rupert has written music for works at the Almeida Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse, Barbican, Pleasance Theatre, Arcola Theatre, National Theatre Studio, B.A.C., The Old Vic Tunnels, Silk Street Theatre, The Albany Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Ovalhouse, The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, Resolution! festival, Latitude Festival, the New Music Festival and The City Of London Festival. He is also Composer-In-Residence for Sketty Theatre.

His work was also performed at the Festival Internazionale della Musica in Milan by Jarvis Cocker, Badly Drawn Boy, Marianne Faithfull and the London Sinfonietta. He orchestrated the song ‘Learn Me Right’ by Mumford & Sons for the closing credit sequence of Brave. In 2015 he orchestrated the entire Kanye West album 808s & Heartbreak for full orchestra with Rosie Danvers for a concert with Kanye at the Hollywood Bowl.

Since 2013, Rupert has regularly collaborated with DJs Tim Paris [Marketing Records] and Ivan Smagghe [Kill The DJ/ Les Disques de la Mort] on albums, EP’s, singles and remixes. His first album with Tim Paris, entitled Music for Film, TV & Radio was released on Magnetic Records in 2016, while a second album ‘Mechanism’ was released as Soft Error on Village Green Recordings. His ongoing partnership with Ivan Smagghe, as Smagghe & Cross, has led to the albums ‘Ma’ on Offen Music, ‘Timothy Dalton’ on Idle Press Records, and the EP’s ‘Talking to Katz’ on Ransom Note records and ‘Mmmmmmm’ on Huntley + Palmers.

His remix of Manureva by Alain Chamfort with Ivan Smagghe was used in the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 by Karl Lagerfeld. He has also composed for films and collections of the designer Brooke Roberts.

He has written original scores to the films The Wyrd, directed by Chloe Wicks, Some of Us directed by Toby Clarke and Calm directed by Kwame Lestrade.

 

 

Film

An Item Composer Short (Dir Carolina Giammetta) 2016
Medium of Exchange Composer Short (Dir: Carolina Giammetta) 2016
R.O.M. Composer [Dir. Adam Azny] 2016
Th Wyrd Composer Short (Dir: Chloe Wicks) 2016
The Winter’s Tale Music Programmer Branagh Theatre Live (Dir. Benjamin Caron) 2015
Kepler’s Dream Music Editor Kepler's Dream Etc. (Dir. Amy Glazer) 2015
Cinderella Music Programmer Walt Disney (Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh) 2015
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans Score Preparation Noah Films (Dirs. John McKenna and Gabriel Clarke) 2015
Never Underdressed – In Bloom Composer Shortlist Media [Dir. Uzo Oleh and Malte Rosenfield] 2014
Brooke Roberts AW14 (short) Composer Brooke Roberts (Dir. Brooke Roberts and George Petrou) 2014
The Legend Of Longwood Music Programmer Grand Pictures (Dir. Lisa Mulcahy) 2014
The Mothers of Africa Composer Franklyn Lane Films/W.H.O/Global Library of Women’s Medicing (GLOWM) (Dir. Kwame Lestrade) 2013
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Music Programmer Paramount (Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh) 2013
The Enchanted Kingdom Music Programmer BBC (Dir. Neil Nightingale and Patrick Morris) 2013
Calm Composer Franklyn Lane Film Productions (Dir. Kwame Lestrade) 2012
Brave Music Programmer Pixar (Dir. Mark Andrews) 2012
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Music Programmer 20th Century Fox (Dir. Rupert Wyatt) 2011
Thor Music Programmer Marvel (Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh) 2011
La Ligne Droite Music Editor Gaumont (Dir. Régis Wargnier) 2011
National Theatre Live: Macbeth Music Editor NT Live (Dir. Rob Ashford and Sir Kenneth Branagh) 2013
Some Of Us Composer Oval House (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2011
Jig Music Programmer BBC Scotland/Head Gear Films (Dir. Sue Bourne) 2011
Sir Billi The Vet Music Programmer Billi Productions (Dir. Sascha Hartmann) 2011

Theatre & Dance

Hamlet Composer Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh) 2017
The Treatment Composer Almeida Theatre (Dir. Lyndsey Turner) 2017
Limehouse Composer Donmar Warehouse (Dir. Polly Findlay) 2017
Faith Healer Composer Donmar Warehouse (Dir: Lyndsey Turner) 2016
Flatlined Composer BAFTA Rocliffe, (Dir. Samuel Jefferson) 2015
Harlequinade/All On Her Own Music Programmer Garrick Theatre, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company (Dir. Rob Ashford) 2015
The Winter’s Tale Music Programmer Garrick Theatre, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company (Dir. Rob Ashford) 2015
Mules Composer BAFTA Rocliffe (Dir. Susan Jacobson) 2015
My Beautiful City Composer Arcola Theatre (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2015
Printheads Composer BAFTA Rocliffe, (Dir. Tom Moran) 2015
Talk To The Animals Composer BAFTA Rocliffe, (Dir. Sam Washington) 2015
The Haul Composer BAFTA Rocliffe, (Dir. David Freedman) 2015
Winners Composer BAFTA Rocliffe, (Dirs. Henry Dalton & Paul Cope) 2015
Electricity Composer Arcola Theatre (Dir. Carolina Giametta) 2015
Result Composer Pleasance Theatre Islington (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2015
Out Of Time Composer BAFTA Rocliffe, SVA Theatre New York (Dir. Izzy Mant and Neil Warhurst) 2014
Macbeth Music Editor The Armoury (Dir. Rob Ashford & Sir Kenneth Branagh) 2014
Macbeth Music Editor Manchester International Festival (Dir. Rob Ashford & Sir Kenneth Branagh) 2013
The Grandfathers Composer Soho Theatre (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2012
The Grandfathers Composer Oval House Theatre (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2012
Toms Composer Blue Elephant (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2011
Toms Composer Latitude Festival (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2010
Auto Da Fe Composer Albany Theatre (Dir. Josh Azouz) 2010
Toms Composer Camden's People's Theatre (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2010
Still Point Composer The Place (Chor. Kate Sagovsky/Freefall Theatre) 2010
Feral Composer New Wimbledon Theatre (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2009
Feral Composer Oval House Theatre (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2009
Feral Composer B.A.C. (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2009
Julius Caesar Composer Silk Street Theatre (Dir. Richard Twyman) 2008
Feral Composer NT Studio (Dir. Toby Clarke) 2008
Peridot Composer The Place (Chor. Archana Ballal) 2008

Pop Music

Auto Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Caravelli’s Pace Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Freon Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Motorik Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Nemo Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Paperclips Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Pierre Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Stockholm Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Thoughtful Lover Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Shortness of Breath Co-composer Tim Paris & Rupert Cross: Music for Film, TV & Radio [Magnetic Records] 2015
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak at the Hollywood Bowl Orchestrator Hollywood Bowl 2015
Manureva Co-composer Alain Chamfort (Ivan Smagghe Crossed Mix) [Pias] 2015
Kachiri Additional Synth Programmer Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca (Ivan Smagghe Crossed Mix) [Nein Records] 2015
Moments In Between Additional Synth Programmer Invisible Cities (Ivan Smagghe Crossed Mix) [Double Drop] 2-15
Idle Eyes Co-Composer My Friend - C.A.R. [Kill The DJ] 2014
Angelina Additional Arranger My Friend - C.A.R. [Kill The DJ] 2014
My Friend D Additional Arranger My Friend - C.A.R. [Kill The DJ] 2014
Sophomore Additional Arranger My Friend - C.A.R. [Kill The DJ] 2014
Thick Mud Of My Heart Additional Arranger My Friend - C.A.R. [Kill The DJ] 2014
Away Additional Synth Programmer Le Carousel (Ivan Smagghe Crossed Remix) [PKR] 2013
I Wanna See The Light Additional Synth Programmer Voxlow (Ivan Smagghe Crossed Mix) [Astrolab] 2013
One Minute Silence Additional Synth Programmer The Asphodells (Ivan Smagghe Crossed Remix) [Rotters Golf Club] 2013
Minireich Additional Synth Programmer Tim Paris (feat. Rupert Cross & Sex Judas) [My Favourite Robot] 2013
You Never Know Additional Synth Programmer Tim Paris [My Favourite Robot] 2013
Learn Me Right Orchestrator Mumford and Sons [Walt Disney, Pixar] 2012

Installation

London Technology Week Launch Composer The Yard, Dir. Brooke Roberts 2016
Underheard Composer Old Vic Tunnels 2012
Happy Hardcore Techno Music Is My Secret Shame Composer B.A.C. 2010
Pop Glitch Composer Barbican 2008

Concert Music

Gentle Heart Composer Galapagos Music 2015
Short Ride In A Submarine Composer Galapagos Music 2015
Nihilanth Composer City Of London Festival 2008
ffff Composer New Music Festival 2008

Computer Games

Puppeteer Music Programmer Sony 2013

Concert Music

White Light

For Gamelan and Ensemble

(2012-2013)

Film

Calm

Original score by Rupert Cross

(Dir. Kwame Lestrade/Franklyn Lane Films 2012)

Some Of Us

7_Super Collider Super Collider

8_Negative Positive Negative Positive

 

Music from the film Some Of Us

Original score by Rupert Cross

(Dir. Toby Clarke/Oval House Franklyn Lane Films 2011)

Pop Music

Dancers

Minireich Minireich

Tim Paris (Feat. Rupert Cross and Sex Judas)

(My Favourite Robot 2013)

Ivan Smagghe-Crossed Remixes

16_Kachiri [remix]_ISRC Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca – Kachiri [Nein 2015]

Voxlow – I wanna see the light Voxlow – I Wanna See The Light [PKR 2013]

The Asphodells – One Minute Silence The Asphodells One Minute Silence [Rotters Golf Club 2013]

Le Carousel -Away Le Carousel – Away [Astrolab 2013]

Remixes by Ivan Smagghe-Crossed

Theatre & Dance

Result

05 Drilling_RC Drilling

Music from Result

(Dir. Toby Clarke, Pleasance Theatre 2015)

My Beautiful City

06_Changing City_RC Changing City

Music from My Beautiful City

(Dir. Toby Clarke, Arcola Theatre 2015)

The Grandfathers

Music from The Grandfathers

(Dir. Toby Clarke, Ovalhouse Theatre & Soho Theatre 2012)

Other

Brooke Roberts AW14

Original Score by Rupert Cross

(Dir. Brooke Roberts and George Petrou)

Scene from Some Of Us

Original Score by Rupert Cross

(Dir. Toby Clarke/Oval House Franklyn Lane Films 2011)

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Rupert is represented by Air-Edel Associates: www.air-edel.co.uk

Maggie Rodford: maggie.rodford@air-edel.co.uk

Chantelle Woodnutt: chantelle@air-edel.co.uk