Grumpy Composers Christmas Lunch

Christian is joined by the multi decorated Rob Lane and shining star of media composition Anne Nikitin for a Christmas ‘therapy’ session over wine and fine food in London’s Clerkenwell.

Billed as “Grumpy Composers Christmas Lunch” Christian booked the Old Chop House in Clerkenwell for a “right old moan”. Because of diary clashes, overwork and illness, numbers were reduced to the remarkably un-grumpy, and eloquent Anne Nikitin and Rob Lane, who, with, Christian’s usual disastrous accounts of failed projects, friendships and close calls (including a shocking case of disoriented nudity), show that the best help a composer can get in times of trouble, is lunch with a fellow peer.

One of the most versatile and sought-after composers working today, Rob is a multi-award winning composer with a huge array of credits across many genres. A BAFTA winner for his score for Channel 4’s Elizabeth starring Helen Mirren, he has also received 3 Ivor Novello awards, 3 RTS awards and 4 EMMY nominations for scores as diverse as John Adams, Blackpool, Jane Eyre, Longford, Daniel Deronda, Charles II and The Last Weekend. Rob’s most recent work includes ITV’s brand new 13-part epic warrior drama Beowulf and BBC One’s 6-part drama The A Word.

Anne Nikitin is a shining light of media composition in Britain, an award-winning composer for film and television with an eclectic style derived from her love of contemporary classical, indie rock, and electronic music. Anne has scored a wide range of films including action-thrillers, emotional dramas, cutting edge documentaries and natural history. Spitfire Audio thank Anne and Rob for giving up some of their precious time for a very un-grumpy Christmas treat.