photos : Martin Bostock

Theo Travis - alto flute, soprano sax, piano, gongs,loops
Dave Sturt - ac & el basses, sound design, programming, loops

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Dave Sturt and Theo Travis have been developing their own original film scores since 1996 utilizing contemporary digital sound-processing techniques, acoustic instruments, voices and natural sounds. Their music features the use of looping technology, effects, improvisation, and melodic composition. The music is intense, emotional, often dark, spontaneous and lyrical.

Dave Sturt - (fretless and electric upright bass, sound design/programming)
A member of the original ambient group Jade Warrior, Dave played on, co-composed and produced their last three CDs and is currently working on their new album. He has composed music for film and T.V including adverts, documentaries and dramas and has worked as a session player for the likes of Gong, Steve Hillage, Bill Nelson, Michael Kamen, Dave Gilmour, Isaac Guillory, Dream Academy and Andy Sheppard. He has a growing reputation in the UK as a producer, music educator and studio engineer and is developing the use of music technology in live performance for interactive surround sound and visuals. Musician magazine described Dave as a "remarkable bass player". myspace.com/DaveSturt

Theo Travis - (flutes, saxophones, clarinet)
Theo has released eight acclaimed solo albums on 33 Records, for which he composed, arranged, produced all the material and played saxophones and flute. He has performed over 70 times at Londonís Ronnie Scottís club, tours the UK regularly with his jazz quartet, and has performed at festivals in Norway, Finland, Japan, France, Italy, Israel and the USA. He has collaborated with musicians including Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Gong, Porcupine Tree, Palle Mikkelborg, Mick Karn, No Man, Lol Coxhill, Bill Nelson, Tony Coe and Anja Garbarek. He is currently a member of the Soft Machine Legacy and during 2006/07 has been performing with them all over the world. MOJO magazine referred to him as "a brave and restless talent to watch for". See and hear much more at TheoTravis.com

Chronology
1996 Debut film score The Lodger
1999 Release of debut CD - No Ordinary Man
2000 Commissioned to compose new scores to Karl Valentin's short films The New Desk and the Mysteries of the Hairdressers shop and performed at the Goethe Institute , London
2002 Release of second CD - One Who Whispers
2002/03 Composed score to Pandora's Box and 15 date UK tour round independent cinemas
2004/05 Composed score to The Last Laugh and tour of UK including sellout at the Barbican, supported by The Arts Council .
2006 Elemental forces multi-media project and surround sound interactive performance at Nottingham Broadway cinema, supported by the Arts Council.
2007/08 Composed score to Blackmail and 20 date UK tour round independent cinemas
2009 Theo and Dave tour the world with the psychedelic rockers Gong
2009/10 Compose score and UK Tour for The Cabinet of Dr Caligari - 25 dates, supported by the Arts Council