Interview with Juliet Merchant


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Welcome to CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO's continuing series of film, TV and video game composer interviews. Today's guest is Juliet Merchant.

Merchant is an emerging British composer who has written for television, film and online platforms and her music can be seen on BBC, CBBC, ITV and various international short films.

Her style can be described as a hybrid of the traditional classical genre fused with a modern electronic twist, however, she can prove that she is adept in writing in a wide variety of genres. She is a classically trained pianist and achieved grade 8 piano ABRSM by the age of 16 and went on to perform professionally. She can now be found in venues all over London playing in a wide variety of styles from jazz to neo-classical improvisation.

Her recent TV credits include Country File (BBC), Horrible Histories (CBBC) and Jeremy Kyle (ITV). She also created the audio logo for InCrowd in the USA that has an international online platform.

Merchant just finished work on her first feature The Force of Nature Natalia by Gerald Fox.

In February 2019, for CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO, Jason Drury talked to Juliet from her home in London. During the interview, she talks about her love playing and composing music, how technology helps her compose and also the problems she has encountered pitching for assignments as a woman in the composing industry.

During the show, you will also be hearing samples of her music and a suite from one of her favourite film scores, Chocolat by Rachel Portman.

For more information about Juliet Merchant please visit her web site at



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