Welcome to Chango Music Design
Trading brand of UK composer and music producer Angus McLeod.
Consider any outstanding film or documentary.
Nine times out of ten the score behind it is equally outstanding. American Beauty, Apocalypse Now, Breaking Bad, Planet Earth all demonstrate this superbly.
As a composer, innovator, music producer and creative director at Chango Music Design, I apply that same attention to detail, daring and creative experimentation within the audio field.
We create inspirational, bespoke music and audio.
We produce music and audio for tv, film, stage and advertising.
Through an extensive network of super talented artists, we pull in the right musicians to create the right music to hit your brief.
Through our collective experiences we have the musical innovation and technological know-how to create genuinely original music that guarantees your product stand out from the crowd.
We’re flexible. We hit deadlines. We’re talented.
And we’re good to work with. Get in touch.
Have a listen. We think the tunes speak for themselves.
Angus McLeod, Chango Music Design
Great news to have got the gig to score a new production of the children’s book ‘Augustus and his smile’. The company is called FaceUp Theatre and with it being a devised piece, it will be fully collaborative and and intuitive. Also really excited to be creating it with master flautist Waqas Choudhary, an extraordinary musician from Nottingham. The play is set in the Indian Subcontinent so some of the score will have an SE asian feel to it. We’ve now had the first week of devising and its shaping up to be great piece of theatre. Working with Waqas Choudhary has been particularly exciting. looking forward to the rehearsals in a month or so.
Early part of the year has also seen the final touches on a number of tracks for a selection of production albums for Brighton’s Leading music library Liftmusic. It’s all in a factual documentary theme which has been a great challenge in making music that can work as a bed, sounds great, but not TOO great that it will distract from the main content. Been getting some great new tunes together with collaborator Stevie ‘Fingers’ Pike on the slide guitar. Amazing dobro sounds from Alabama. Sounds incredible!
Exciting tines with a London based branding agency that I am looking to do some work for in the near future. Can’t release to much info but watch/listen to this space to hear the results
Just finished the trailer for Tribe Arts’ promo video which will be on the BBC big screens for a couple of weeks in Leeds and Bradford.
Really excited to start working with an up and coming ground breaking new theatre company, Tribe Arts. Tribe arts are Asian/Afro Caribbean company that work out of Bradford, are really ambitious and have some really exciting plans for their next production in the Autumn. The track below is the one that won me the contract to score their launch event in May.
The fist half of the year were extremely busy months. First I have just orchestrated a project and then conducted the 75 young artists performing at the Nottingham concert hall. My role was to arrange the piece, recording an rehearsing the 75 musicians throughout the county. It was short 10 minute piece including a 15 piece jazz band, a 10 person gamelan group, 3 choirs, 2 bassists..(yes 2..) 2 drummers..yes 2… 4 acoustic guitarists, 2 electrics and 14 individual vocal artists. What an extraordinary experience.
I have also just finished a concurrent project with the BBC Concert Orchestra to produce a performance with young people with learning difficulties using iPad technology and sequencing software. Performance was at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield and was a joy to behold. It was a really ambitious and exciting project as some guys who had some pretty debilitating physical difficulties but with the iPad they can play a cello, viola ,violin…anything really. Pretty difficult though to watch the conductor! iPads aren’t great when it comes to feeling the notes! .. next year we may try and integrate a small webcam into the corner of the iPad with a cam trained on the conductor
Having just had the screening for a feature film I scored Devil’s Tower with Jason Mewes and Roxanne Pallet, it feels good to finally have the music out there. This week saw it’s US release and it is now out there on Virgin Movies which is great news.
Last month saw the release of a new Film Score construction pack I wrote for Samples and loops company Samplephonics. Really happy with the end result. Check out the excerpts below for a flavour.
Everything now completed on BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE short film for the #youarefootball campaign. Great to work with Production company INDY8 on it and it should be out there really shortly. Epic Drums, Soaring Choral vocals and a phat bassline. What you want for your shorts!!
Run has now finished for Derby Theatres main house youth theatre play The Chysalids by John Wyndham which I was given the job of scoring. Really exciting dark post apocalyptic world. Lots of really dark sounds using Uber-timestretch programmes to create some chilling tones. Best one so far being my freezer slowed down 8.37 times. Very spooky! Worked out great with some really good houses.