Past Productions

Some past Music on Earth projects

… Music-based DVD / broadcast programming for BBC / CH4 / CBC (Canada)

 

Julian Bream – ‘My Life in Music’ (Music Doc / Avie Music Co. DVD)

120 minute profile of the 20th Century’s most influential classic guitarist

Gramophone ‘DVD of the Year’ (2007) 

˜˜˜˜˜ ✰✰✰✰✰ 5-star review (BBC Music Magazine)

Award for ‘Creative Excellence’ US International Film and Video Festival

 

Paul and Stephane

Stephane Grappelli – ‘A Life in the Jazz Century’  (Music Doc / Decca Records DVD)

Profile of the great jazz violinist who lived through the recorded century   

BAFTA Nominated      

Gold Camera Award US International Film & Video Festival

˜˜˜˜˜ ✰✰✰✰✰ 5-star review for “superb production values” (BBC Music Magazine)

Special Prize awarded at the Roma Music Doc Fest

red sea

‘Music from The Red Sea Shores’ - series (Music Docs for BBC R3)

Written and presented by Paul Balmer this series explores the little known music of Yemen and Sinai 

Sunday Times 'Pick of the Day'

 

 ‘Music for the Lion King’ – Sundiatta – series (Music Docs for BBC R3)

Written and presented by Paul Balmer this unusual series looks at a West African Opera telling the story of the 13th Century Malian King – Sundiatta

'Pick of the Day' - The Independent


Africa

‘Africa I Remember’ Music Doc for BBC2 + 2 x CDs

Introducing musician Tunde Jegede and a World Premier of his concerto for Kora and the London Sinfonietta           

'Critics Choice' in The Times and the Guardian         

Award for ‘Creative Excellence’ US International Film & Video Festival    

 

‘Musical Nomad’ A BBC / MOE collaboration

40 daily live pioneering webcast reports from Central Asia

One of the BBC’s Top Ten websites

 

 

Stephane Grappelli – ‘80 Years on the Fiddle’ BBC R2

60 minute profile written and presented by Paul Balmer. 

'Choice' in 4 UK national newspapers

BBC's 'Pick of the Week'

 

‘East of Eden’ - Promo / Advert Warner Bros.

Promotional material for Warner Bros. (New York) re-launch of the ‘James Dean' film music Filmed at Abbey Road Studios (London) with the London Sinfoniettta – con. John Adams

 

Cent Asia

‘Northern Ireland Song & Asian Music & Dance' - 2 x Music Docs for Channel 4

Part of 'Young Europe Sings' project for the EBU and the acclaimed 'Schools at Work' series

 

‘Live in Lithuania’ - Live Music Perfomance

Live performance video of esteemed Jazz flautist - Keith Waithe (Essequibo Music)

 

 ‘The Golal Village’ CBC Canada

Regular music reports from Africa/Egypt and Central Asia. Written & presented by Paul Balmer.

 

‘Guitarist’s Heaven’ - Webcasts  

Currently in production is a series of on-line downloadable guitar resources covering a whole range of guitars and topics. There will be practical hints and tips to help players get the best sound they can / the sound they want from their instrument. There will be interviews with past and present guitar icons. Up to the minute reviews by Paul Balmer - currently the Number 1 Guitar Author on Amazon