Shaun Blezard – Commissions – Earth Monkey Productions  – EMP048 (2008) – Free Download

Shaun Blezard - Commissionshey there, I really enjoy the Commissions album… Celebrate and Lowick School Pop are particular highlights (I keep picturing the pupils feeling like stars for a day!) As ever Shaun, the level of production on the whole album is nothing short of splendid. Keep em comin…’ – Pandacetamol

‘Lastly we have Commissions from the el presidente of Earth Monkey Productions with a collection of tunes that he has   written to “pay the bills”. Tunes / soundscapes from his work in his community. Tracks like Thumbelina and Erazerbyrd have subtle folk flavours. Dybbk, Phelps and Bedroom have more overt techno influences which are more upbeat and gregarious. My fave track has to be Round And Round with its chilled downtem-pop soundscape and female vocals… something exceptional in an already great collection of electronica and ambient soundscapes. Thanks Shaun!’ – Review of Commissions at Headphonenaughts Nanolog

‘the recording of TIDERACER is delightful; not only does it make me want to be a kid again, it sort of makes me feel compelled to inhale helium and at least try to sound like a kid again. yr recordings are separate from everything else; each is one of a kind. beautiful’ – Ginger Eades

Thumbelina & Erazerbyrd – Written with Mike Willoughby for the soundtrack to the short film The Egg, directed by Steve Wharton.

Lindal Postcard & Grizedale Postcard – Created with pupils from Lindal & Marton Primary School (Lindal Postcard) & Barrow Island Primary School (Grizedale Postcard) as part of Sonic Arts Network project Sonic Postcards.

Dybbk & Carmageddon – Written for the soundtrack to Welfare State International‘s community film Braken Hollow.

Bedroom, Round and Round & Sleepwalk – Written for the soundtrack to the short film The Paperlad, directed by John Hall.

Ann & Phelps – Written for a Furness Enterprise business seminar in the style chat show themes.

Footprints Project – Installation piece commissioned by The National Trust for the opening of the Footprints Project building.

Germany Soundscape – Written for a Football Focus feature on football photographer Stuart Clarke during the World Cup in 2006, created in a hotel room in Nuremberg whilst filming a documentary for The Homes Of Football. Unused in the end as we couldn’t find anywhere to email it to the BBC in time for broadcast.

Let’s Celebrate – Written with pupils from Brisbane Park Primary School as part of Youth Music project Music Factory – a 3 year music project put together by Barrow Borough Council.

Lowick School Of Pop – Written with pupils from Lowick School and poet Ann Wilson as part of the campaign to keep the school open, sadly the school closed and the pupils now have to travel to other schools.

Snow White Theme – Written for the Grizedale Arts pantomime Wolfing It Down In The Forest.

Soundskank – Remix of recordings from Welfare State International‘s music project Sound Explorers. Written for evaluation CD-Rom.

The Secret Garden – Installation piece written with fellow artists John Hall and Ann Wilson with young people in workshops at Forum Twenty Eight in Barrow-in-Furness as part of their Summer Mix project.

Tideracer – Written for contemporary dance company DARE Dance for LEAP 06 dance festival held in Liverpool.

The Miller’s Song – Written with young people and poet Ann Wilson as part of Heron Corn Mill‘s Youth Music project Heron Song. This recording is from the final concert.

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Shaun Blezard – Commissions