The Media Music Company
Homepage of Heathcliff Blair, composer and film maker.
A composer, writer and film maker working in London, Heathcliff Blair studied film production and music at Bournemouth And Poole College Of Art And Design, receiving an Advanced Diploma. Diversifying into scriptwriting, he developed material for Channel 4 and independent production companies. He produced a commercial album of music from vintage episodes of the BBC's Doctor Who series. As a video director he has worked extensively for Shortlist Media in London.
Balancing those commercial interests, he collaborated with the artist Ming Wong by composing an original score for the multi-screen video installation artwork “Life Of Imitation” that was Singapore's official entry in the 53rd Venice Biennale and which was awarded a Special Mention by the international jury.
Heathcliff is also the video director for The Constella Ballet & Orchestra, a fresh and progressive music group in London, producing many concert films of works such as Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, Messiaen's Quartet For The End Of Time, and a group of three ballets, including Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, performed at Sadler's Wells and funded by The Arts Council Of Great Britain.
He has also produced films for The Maestri Orchestra of London.
Heathcliff produced and arranged the music of Claire Morgan Jones for “Eli”, her entry in the Underwire 2015 Women's Cinema Festival. It won a special commendation.
Heathcliff has also established creative partnerships with many performers and groups by producing a series of documentaries and performance videos for the cabaret artists David Hoyle (several Arts Council Funded shows), Dusty Limits, David Mills and others.
Throughout all of this, Heathcliff has continued to create his own films and compose music, including the video art pieces “Boulevard Du Temple” and “Flow Patterns”, both of which saw him develop music and imagery in parallel with one another, furthering his notion that the fusion can manifest as a single artform.