Peer-to-Peer: In conversation with Francis Macdonald

  • 21 Jun 2022, 7 p.m., Zoom, Online, None, Tickets


Are you a new music creator interested in film and TV music? Then join NMS for this informal online Peer-to-Peer: In conversation session with Film and TV composer Francis Macdonald.

This session is aimed at those interested in creating new music for film and TV or those already working in this field and wish to gain further insights and tips from one of Scotland's leading creators. 

You will have the chance to learn:

  1. how Francis began working in film and TV sector
  2. his route to composition from a non-traditional music education conservatoire/university background
  3. the methods, methodologies and tools Francis brings to his composing, soliciting work and responding to briefs.

There will be the opportunity to ask questions and engage in an open group discussion 

Duration: 2 hours 

Accessibility: Live Captions will be available on the day using Zoom's automatic live transcriptions. If you have any specific access requirements, please email

On registering you will be emailed the Zoom link in advance of the Peer-to-Peer

About Francis Macdonald 

"A composer of rare skill and subtlety" (Clash Magazine)

"Sublime, minimalist classical music" (Classic FM)

A Scottish BAFTA-nominated composer, Francis Macdonald drums with Teenage Fanclub and makes music for film/TV. He has worked with a range of artists including Alex Chilton, Belle & Sebastian, Cairn String Quartet, Dan Penn, Edwyn Collins, Ian McCulloch, Karine Polwart, Kim Fowley, Max Richter, The Pastels, Harry Pye, The Rogue Orchestra, The Scottish Festival Orchestra and soloists from Scottish Ensemble. In 2015 he self-released “Music For String Quartet, Piano And Celeste”, described by Classic FM as “sublime, minimalist classical music”. In 2016 he contributed an arrangement to the Number 1 Classical album “The Lost Songs Of St Kilda” (Decca Classics). In 2017 he collaborated on “Bonjour” – an album of ‘art pop’ with the London-based artist Harry Pye which Mojo magazine described as ”Odd but good”.

To find out more about Francis and his work visit his wesbite

Non members £15, members £8, Students/Graduates within the last 2 years £5

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