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"It looks and sounds a treat... Moon’s flavourful, gently and varyingly rhythmical score."
"The unfailingly inventive and listenable Frank Moon... what I really wanted was the CD"
"Music from the ever-impressive Frank Moon."
British Theatre Guide
"Frank Moon is worth the price of the ticket"
"A haunting soundtrack"
"A one-man orchestra conjuring up a remarkable range of musical textures"
"Key to making the whole thing work is the live soundtrack by multi-instrumentalist Frank Moon, tilting between mischief and melancholy, from bewitching oud melodies to the wobbly sci-fi sounds of the theremin"
London Evening Standard
"Frank Moon’s characteristically quirky soundtrack is a joy."
"A masterstroke was to involve Frank Moon in pulling together the sound collage"
"A titillating original score by Frank Moon”
Frank's video reels can be viewed here
Frank Moon is a multi-instrumentalist and composer of many scores for dance, theatre, ballet and film and regularly collaborates with choreographers on the creation of new commissions for dance, including Arthur Pita and Morgann Runacre-Temple. His music has been created on such notable dancers as Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Sergei Polunin, Jonathan Goddard, Edward Watson and Wendy Whelan.
His long standing collaboration with dance-theatre choreographer Arthur Pita has produced many scores for the stage, including two orchestral ballets - The Wind (Royal Ballet) and Salome (San Francisco Ballet); live scores for The Tenant (Joyce Theater New York), The Mother (Southbank Centre, Russian tours; co-composed with Dave Price), The Metamorphosis (Royal Opera House, winner of an Olivier Award, a Sky Arts South Bank Award and a Critic's Circle National Dance Award), The Little Match Girl (Jerwood DanceEast / Sadler's Wells), The World's Greatest Show (Royal Opera House), Facada (Segerstrom Centre, CA; Stanislavsky Theatre, Moscow; London Coliseum), Run Mary Run (Sadler's Wells / world tour), Utopia (International Dance Festival Birmingham), plus sound design work on Stepmother/Stepfather (UK tour), La Bala (Brazilian tour), and Volver Volver (London Coliseum).
His work with choreographer and director Morgann Runacre-Temple includes Kingdom of Back (Northern Ballet) and several short film scores in partnership with English National Ballet: Curing Albrecht (awarded ‘Best Soundtrack” at Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italy, 2018), The Last Resort and An Evening with Taglioni, plus contributions on Scottish Ballet’s film The Secret Theatre. He worked with Morgann on the creation of Wolf for Graz Oper Ballett in Austria, which premiered in December 2021 and will join the repertoire of Canada's Alberta Ballet in Spring, 2024.
Other commissions for theatre and dance include The Little Prince (Protein),
Whelan/Watson: Other Stories (arranger/MD/additional music composer - Royal Opera House / City Center New York; choreographers Javier de Frutos, Annie B Parsons, Arlene Phillips, Daniele Desnoyers, Arthur Pita), The Welcoming Party (Theatre Rites / Manchester International Festival), Philip Pullman's I Was A Rat (Birmingham Rep), The BFG (Birmingham Rep), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare’s Globe), HAG (The Wrong Crowd; Edinburgh Festival / tour), and Barney Norris' award winning play Visitors (Up In Arms, UK tour).
Frank's Floating Island, for Vienna's Burg Theatre co-production with Theatre Rites premiered in November 2021. In spring 2022, Frank composed a new full evening Midsummer Night's Dream for Ballet Cymru in Wales.
In 2014 Frank was nominated for a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award and in 2021, he was nominated for the 'Outstanding Creative Contribution Award at the 21st National Dance Awards.
Often performing in his own creations and independently, Frank has toured widely in the USA, Canada and Europe and has performed at venues such as the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House, City Centre New York, Joyce Theater (New York), Segerstrom Centre (California), International House of Music (Moscow), Womad Festival, Glastonbury Festival, and many other leading festivals across Europe.
Productions in 2023 include Streetcar Named Desire in collaboration with Arthur Pita for DekkaDancers in Prague and a full-length production, Callas with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa for the National Ballet of Chile as well as new projects with Sally Marie's SweetShop Revolution and Zoe’s Peculiar Journey Through Time for TheatreRites which premiered at London's South Bank Centre on 1 September.
In the Autumn of 2022, Frank performed live in the revival of Arthur Pita's 10 Sorry Tales at Sadler's Wells and in Norwich and for Christmas 2023, he and Pita will revive Little Match Girl.