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, Six Feet Under, 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
Really excited to have just got the nod to work 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. This was the track I pitched for their signature tune for an event for their launch.
So January was an extremely busy month. First I have just conducted 75 young artists at the Nottingham concert hall, I’ve now decided that conducting is quite an amusing pastime if a little stressful. My role was to orchestrate and arrange the piece with these amazing musicians. 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!!
Putting together the final touches on a new Production Album for Brightons Leading music library Liftmusic. Almost there now with the piece. It’s all in a Factual documentary theme which has been challenging 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!
Run has now finished for Derby Theatres youth 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.
Finally looks like some good things are on the cards for Zeamu Music with some huge investors stateside looking to get involved and see if we can break into China. Could be amazing ..Watch this space. Great Music written for Kids.. it’s gotta happen hasn’t it!