Simon Porter is a British composer writing for film and television. He also writes for commercials, film trailers, theatre, interactive media and concert performance, drawing on a diverse range of influences accrued during more than 20 years as a drummer and percussionist.
In addition to regular writing for television and independent film, Simon has worked on numerous campaign films for charities and NGOs in the UK, including those for The World Economic Forum, The Finance Innovation Lab, The National Trust, and Global Witness - the latter of which was screened at the TED Global conference in Rio de Janeiro in October 2014.
In April 2014, Simon was commissioned by The Bridgeman Singers to write a choral anthem - set to George Herbert's 17th century text, Vertue - which premiered in London in November that year. As a music producer, Simon has worked with a number of UK-based singer-songwriters, most recently including Mike d'Abo (Handbags and Gladrags, Build Me Up Buttercup).
Simon writes from his home studio in south London, where he can also be found pursuing ethnomusicology, photography, compiling lists, and drinking tea, medium strength, with milk and no sugar. He was also one of the Pandemonium Drummers who performed at the ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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