Latest News - current and recent music and sound projects

Jesse Darling - NTGNE


For one night only, as part of the Serpentine Gallery's Park Nights, Jesse Darling presented a live performance in the Selgasano Pavilion... in the dark!
Features Jessie Darling, Shia LaBouf, Kibibi Goring, Taylor Jayne Le Melle, Luke Turner,
Penny Goring, myself and little sisters Mia and Siena.
Group recording, sound design and edit. Four channel audio, 30mins

September 11, 2015

Jesse Darling website
Serpentine website

Photo - Lewis Ronald / Serpentine Galleries


The Closer We Get


Dir. Karen Guthrie. Prod. Nina Pope
A Somewhere film
HD 16:9, colour, Stereo. 90 mins. 2014
Ed. Alice Powell. Sound Design by Doug Haywood
Mixed at SpliceTV with Nag Kirinde

View Trailer here
The Closer We Get - Official website

Currently showing in cinemas across Scotland

Winner - Best International Feature Documentary - Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2015
Winner - Best UK Film - Open City Documentary Festival, London
Official Selection - Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

This is a powerful and exquisitely-shot autobiographical portrait of loyalty, broken dreams and redemption told by its director, reluctantly-dutiful daughter Karen, who takes you under the skin of the household she returns to for this long goodbye.


Objects To See Further - Matt Stokes


Matt Stokes - HD video installation - Stereo - 25 mins
Great North Greats Exhibition, Discovery Museum, Newcastle 2015

Gallery website


Look & Listen Exhibition - Sto Werkstatt, London


Curated by Amy Croft and Doug Haywood, Sto Werkstatt's new sound responsive exhibition, Look & Listen, opens at its gallery space in Clerkenwell on 27 March 2015. The exhibition explores the often unnoticed, yet vital role sound plays in our experience of place. A set of playful, interactive sound installations demonstrate the acoustic properties of Sto's materials and how they can improve the experience of noisy interiors, from restaurants to schools, hospitals to the home.

Commisioned by Sto Werkstatt and designed by The Klassnik Corporation, Look & Listen offers a variety of sonic experiences which encourage the visitor to focus on the audible aspects of architecture . This unique set of environments is formed using Sto's range of acoustic systems and utilises the perfect balance of design flexibility and technical leadership in acoustics, the range can offer; while also demonstrating the materials capabilities in reducing reverberation and promoting clearer sound.

Photo - Guy Archard



The Batsman & The Ballerina


Dir. Matthew Murdoch. Prod. Renuka Chapman
Edit. Alice Powell. Sound Design - Doug Haywood
2015, HD, 14 min

A collision of two lost souls. Starring Tom Cullen (Room 8, Weekend) and Abigail Cruttenden (Charlotte Gray, Hideous Kinky). Currently in post production and coming soon.

View Trailer here
Matt Murdoch website


Gabrielle Le Bayon - In Ecstasy.    


Video projection, HD 16:9, Colour, Stereo, 7'30", 2015
Sound mix - Doug Haywood
Made with the support of Villa Arson, Nice.

Installed at W139 Gallery, Amsterdam, March 13 - April 12, 2015

Gabrielle Le Bayon website.



The Closer We Get


Dir. Karen Guthrie. Prod. Nina Pope
A Somewhere film
HD 16:9, colour, Stereo. 90 mins. 2014
Ed. Alice Powell. Sound Design by Doug Haywood
Mixed at SpliceTV with Nag Kirinde

View Trailer here
The Closer We Get - Official website

Winner - Best International Feature Documentary - Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2015

This is a powerful and exquisitely-shot autobiographical portrait of loyalty, broken dreams and redemption told by its director, reluctantly-dutiful daughter Karen, who takes you under the skin of the household she returns to for this long goodbye.


Gabrielle Le Bayon - Wheels Of Desire


Gallery film. Video, HD 16:9, colour, stereo, 6 min, 2014
with the support of Homesession, Barcelona

"Art Will not disappear into nothingness; it will disappear into everything. " Julio Garcia Espinosa, For An Imperfect Cinema.
Hito Steyerl's The Wretched of the Screen, gave rise to a short essay video Wheels of Desire. This video questions our relationship to reality and to our physical, geographical and metaphorical environment through our daily consumption of images.

Gabrielle Le Bayon website


Ibai Hernandorena - Cellulaire - Marseille Expos    


Gallery film installation of a defunct brutalist concrete water fountain.  The soundtrack was constructed from field recordings of traffic and pitched-down water sounds to create a deep and immersive experience.
HD 16:9, colour, stereo. 12.30 min endless loop. 2014

Included as part of Marseiile Expos 2014


Ilona Sagar - I Fell Back And You Were There.  Hayward Gallery

As part of The Southbank Centre's Festival of Love, Ilona Sagar presented a new performance work in response to Dan Graham's 'Waterloo Sunset' pavilion at the Hayward Gallery,  August 2014.
Doug has worked
closely with Ilona on the sound design, comprised of analogue tape effects, dialogue and binaural tones.  The work features the voices of Penelope McGhee and Nigel Barber and performers, Catriona Johnston, Julian Bulku, Angeliki Nikolakaki and Hazel Lam.

'Human Factors', film installation is also showing within 'What's Love Got To Do With It' exhibition until 14th September 2014

Southbank Centre website
Ilona Sagar website
Photo © Amy Croft


Crocodile wins more awards plus BIFA nomination!


Dir. Gaëlle Denis. Prod. Ohna Falby
Life To Live Films
HD 16:9, colour, Dolby 5.1. 16 mins. 2014
Mixed at Twickenham Studios with Craig Irving.

A bereaved headmaster fights a crocodile.
Watch trailer

Winner - Canal+ Award at the 53rd Semaine De La Critique, Cannes 2014
Winner - SIGNIS Press Award & Women in Film Award at Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico 2014
Winner - Channel 4 Best of British Short Film Award. In association with Director's UK. Encounters Film Festival, Bristol UK 2014
Winner - Cinematic Achievement Award at THESS International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece 2014
Official Selection - Nice Film Festival, France 2014
Official Selection - Underwire Festival, London 2014
Nominated - BIFA British Independent Film Awards 2014
Official Selection - 28th Leeds International Film Festival UK 2014
Official Selection - Cinesonne, France 2014

Life to Live Films music and sound article


Nicholas Oakwell Couture - Retrospective Show VLFW 2014


An exclusive ticket at the Vodaphone London Fashion Weekend event, Somerset House, September 2014.  Nicholas Oakwell was invited to showcase his entire archive collection as a retrospective for the closing gala event. Spanning three years of exquisite designs, the music recalled the original soundtracks from each season ranging from bright, contemporary electronica to dark techno, 70s groove and lush orchestration.  Atmospheric sound effects of birds and weather created an imagined environment and cinematic setting for the models, notably the music-less section of early morning Parisian  street sounds.

Nicholas Oakwell Couture website
Vodaphone London Fashion Weekend wensite


Tata-Naka SS15 Fashion Show, London Fashion Week 2014    


Tata Naka presented their Spring Summer collection in The Embassy Rooms at Royal Academy for London Fashion Week, September 2014.

Inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blow-Up as well as modernist architecture and interiors, the soundtrack was mostly a 60s rock affair with classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, Cream and Jimi Hendrix along with moments of abstraction from Phillip Glass and Steve Reich.

Tata-Naka website


Graeme Black for 1436 Erdos Cashmere - Fashion show    


Launching Edinburgh International Fashion Festival 2014, Graeme Black showcased his new collection to an exclusive select audience at The National Museum of Scotland.

Fusing traditional and modern Scottish music with Chinese elements
, the cinematic  soundtrack supported Graeme's mix of styles for this important luxury brand.  Featured  artists such as Spiro, Hidden Orchestra, ONRA, Shigeru Umebayashi and Orla Wren were enriched with atmospheric sounds of the sea, forests and birds.
The evening culminated with a supper soirée at the designer's Edinburgh home, hosted by Chinese Vogue Editor, Angelica Cheung, with ongoing music relating to the show's theme.

Edinburgh International Fashion Festival website
Vogue blog article


Gabrielle Le Bayon - La Trilogie des Pierres l'Une sur l'Autre
Tendres Pâturages.  Le Retour.  Menhir


Three short films depicting a modern take on the reunion of Odysseus with his father Laertes, described at the end of Homer's Odyssey.
HD 16:9, colour, stereo.  6, 25 & 5 mins respectively. 2014

The trilogy premiered at Centre d'Art Image/Imatge, France 04/14
Official Selection - Exposition Mapamundistas, Pamplona, Spain 09-11 2014
Official Selection - Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK 2014
Gabrielle Le Bayon website


The Room


Dir. Simon & Paul Wade
Prod. Ben Spilling
Features Matthew Jure
Alexa HD. 16mins. Colour. 5.1 surround sound.

Funded by BFI's Creative England iShorts Project, The Room is a quirky short story about a housing block's caretaker who has a growing interest in secretly spying on his residents.  A
suspicious new man moves in and holds the secret to a room behind a locked door.

Sound design - Doug Haywood
Mixed at Lipsync with Tushar Manek


The River nominated Best British Short Film at EEFF 2014.    


The River has been nominated for Best British Short Film at East London Film Festival 2014, having premiered at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013.
Dir. John Michell
Sound mixed at Twickenham Film Studios (pictured) with Tim Cavagin

Featuring Clive Russell and Robert Emms - The River IMDB page
Original score by Jon Opstad Official website.


Hackett London SS15


Jeremy Hackett launches his new collection in a Polo inspired show at the Honourable Artillery Company.  Upbeat jazzy soul music with the sound of horses and excited crowds at a polo match helped to create and exciting atmosphere in the grassed hall.

Hackett website
The Independent review


Sound Design Seminar at Royal College of Art    


Doug was recently invited by Stuart Croft to conduct a seminar on sound design in moving image for Fine Art students at RCA.  Using examples from recent graduates' artwork, independent short films and classic scenes from David Lynch and Jean-Luc Godard, the methodology, effectiveness and values of audio were outlined and demonstrated, to inform decisions and integrity of artists' works.

Royal College of Art website


Nicholas Oakwell Couture - SS14 Presentation & Shop Launch


A garden of silver birch trees and green turf was the setting in Claridge's Ballroom for Nicholas Oakwell's 'Flower' collection presentation.  NOC also celebrated the opening of his first shop, housed within the hotel on Brook Street.  As well as summer birdsong, a light, refined and modern electronic soundtrack reflected the delicacy and detail of the gowns, providing a fresh, tranquil atmosphere.  Music for both the event and shop include among other artists, Robin Saville, Dom Mino, Orla Wren, ISAN, plot. and Firo.

View show video at Nicholas Oakwell Couture website
Financial Times - How To Spend It review


Tata-Naka AW14 Presentation, Royal Academy of Arts



Tata-Naka continue with their exciting photoshoot presentations, this time with a vibrant set in the opulent Senate Rooms at the Royal Academy.
Influenced by the interiors depicted by Henri Matisse, noting his references to music, jazz, piano and dance, along with Gypsy folk culture.  The soundtrack to the afternoon was an upbeat mid-century collection including Django Reinhardt, Gus Viseur & L'Orchestre Victor, Xavier Cugat and Gabi Lunca.
Tata-Naka website


Ilona Sagar - Soft Addictions


Ilona Sagar 'Human Factors' solo show at Tenderpixel, London.
'Soft Addictiions' was also shown as a one-off performance at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art.  February 2014
Headphone-based audio installation that incorporates binaural and Shepard tones along with manipulated voice-over.

'Human Factors' film is also on view. (Voice dub - Doug Haywood)
Tenderpixel website
Ilona Sagar website
Image © Ilona Sagar 2014


Sam Belinfante and Simon Lewandowski - The Reversing Machine


The Tetley Garllery, Leeds.
February 2014
Doug has been selected as one of twenty sound artists to submit compositions to be pressed to vinyl, integral to Sam & Simon's random playback machine, the 'Palindrome Jukebox'
At the exhibition's core is the machine itself; a self-reversing mechanical power source.  Any object attached will turn at a steady rate for a set time then stop and be set into reve
rse - a mechanical palindrome.
Doug has utilised a Crab Canon, which is a palindromic musical composition that can be played identically backwards as well as forward.  Bach's 'Musical Offering BWV 1079' contains a famous example, 'Quaerendo Invenietis'.  This is also a Table Canon: the printed manuscript when turned upside-down, presents the second harmony part, enabling two players to read their own parts from the same page.  
The recording is comprised of two synchronised versions (orchestra and synth); one playing forward, the other in reverse simultaneously.  Doubling up in the middle section, both versions play together, forward and in reverse.  The composition sounds identical whether played forward or reversed.
The Tetley website


Annely to Zabludowicz (The Galleries Project) 2013


'Annely to Zabludowicz' is an audio study of London art galleries, presented as a sound installation within its own exhibition space.

Audio excerpt 'Gagosian Gallery - Hayward Gallery - Institute of Contemporary Art)

Download Press Release
The Independent Artist Fair 2013, London.
Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound report
Supported by Bowers & Wilkins



London Fashion Week SS14


For Spring Summer 2014, Doug produced soundtracks for Maria Grachvogel and Tata-Naka (pictured) at LFW Somerset House.
Maria Grachvogel and Tata-Naka's soundtracks can be listened to here.


Ilona Sagar - Eupnea


Exhibiting with Tenderpixel at Art Rotterdam, 6-9 Feb 2014
Ilona Sagar's latest collaborative video work, Eupnea, is a recent commission for Saturated Space at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.  Using footage, patients' anecdotes and location recordings from hospitals, this is a study in colour theory applied to institutional buildings and the physicality and experience of spaces therein.

Sound Design & mix - Doug Haywood
Official Selection - Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013
Architectural Association School of Architecture, Saturated Space website
Ilona Sagar website


Tattooed - VirginMediaShorts


Dir. John Michell. HD Video, 2 minutes
Submission for VirginMediaShorts 2013
Sound Design & mix - Doug Haywood


Nicholas Oakwell Couture AW13


June 2013, Claridge's, London.
Soundtrack by Doug Haywood, recreating the atmosphere at 4am from the rooftops of Paris.  Background cinematic sounds of empty streets, footsteps, church bells, tipsy cyclists heading home after a night out and the dawn chorus.
Watch video of full show here
Alternative edit with music from the after party.

Harper's Bazaar report.
Nicholas Oakwell Couture
Production & Photo ©
JN Production


Tata Naka LFW AW13 Presentation


'First Love at American High School' was the theme for the winter collection. Held in the Portico Rooms at Somerset House, the soundtrack emulated the upbeat, care-free 80's teen world with references to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Footloose.
Tata Naka website report
Kris Atomic blog


Maria Grachvogel AW13 Show


Held on the Main Stage at London Fashion Week AW13/14. With a notion of organic forests and reflected tree images inspiring the collection, the soundtrack was a solid, dark, cinematic blend of electronic music and orchestras, featuring Andy Stott, Orla Wren and Broadway Project among others.
Maria Grachvogel website review review


Nicholas Oakwell Couture SS13 Show - Claridge's


January 2013, London & Paris
Soundtrack by Doug Haywood
Watch video of full show here
Nicholas Oakwell Couture
Production & Photo ©
JN Production


Ilona Sagar - Aphasic Materials


Ilona Sagar's video installation, Aphasic Materials is a recent commission for group show 'Heart of Darkness', curated by Richard Wentworth at Villa Arson, Nice, France.  Using footage shot on location and exclusively in Le Corbusier's Studio, Ilona presents an immersive environment that comments on the everyday reproduction and copies of established artists' design and sculptural ideals.
Sound design & mix - Doug Haywood
Villa Arson website
Ilona Sagar website


Matt Stokes - Give to Me the Life I Love


Dual screen film recently installed at Whitechapel Gellery, London.
Over the last year Stokes has searched archives, talked to people locally and travelled to Dhaka, learning about language, music and activism. He discovered generations whose relationship with Bangladesh holds different meanings. His film, Give to Me the Life I Love, weaves these stories together in a movie script voicing the views of young and old.
Sound Design - Doug Haywood
View related documentary film on


Ilona Sagar - Unsound House


Ilona Sagar's video installation, Unsound House, previously shown at the 2012 RCA MA show, was recently on view at Carslaw St* Lukes, London.
Watch installation view video here.
Watch Bowers & Wilkins interview here
Dazed & Confused - Highlight of the Week article
REVma review
Ilona Sagar website


LIN nominated for six awards at International Filmmaker Festival


Piers Thompson's short film LIN has been nominated by The 5th International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in 6 categories including Best Use of Sound, Best Short Film and Best Director. 
View trailer - Hector Films
Filmmaker Festival website


London Fashion Week SS13


Last season, Doug produced soundtracks for Maria Grachvogel, Tata-Naka (pictured) at LFW Somerset House, Project D at 5 Cavendish Square and Jurk Jadallah's debut London Couture show at Claridge's.
Maria Grachvogel's soundtrack can be listened to here.