Current / coming soon:
The Revenger’s Tragedy (Nottingham Playhouse, dir. Fiona Buffini.October 2016)
Trouble In Mind (Theatre Royal Bath, dir. Laurence Boswell. November 2016)
My Brilliant Friend (Rose Theatre, dir. Melly Still. February 2017)
Medea (Bristol Old Vic, dir. George Mann. April 2017)
New composed feature for BBC Radio 3’s Between The Ears, 2017
Sound House (collaboration with the Society Of Strange & Ancient Instruments, currently on national tour).
Jon’s work is featured in the V&A Museum’s current Transformation & Revelation exhibition of the work of leading stage designers.
Theatre: Recent work includes working with John Malkovich on Good Canary at the Rose and collaborating with Jamiroquai’s Sola Akingbola on the score for the RSC’s smash-hit 2016 production of Hamlet. Ho composed / sound-designed Bristol Old Vic’s hugely acclaimed production of Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist (currently running at the Bush), and music / sound-design for Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Florian Zeller’s The Mother, starring Gina McKee, currently running at the Tricycle. His music was also recently heard in Theatre Royal Bath’s national touring production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Things We Do For Love, starring Natalie Imbruglia and he composed / sound designed for all three productions in Theatre Royal Bath’s nationally-acclaimed Spanish Golden Age season: A Lady Of Little Sense, Don Gil and Punishment Without Revenge (‘…an essential evening..’ ***** The Guardian).
Other theatre work also includes the National Theatre’s smash-hit European premiere productions of Tennessee Williams’s Spring Storm and Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon, which had sell-out extended runs in the Cottesloe – ‘a triumph on so many levels I would need at least twice the space to do them justice’ (Independent – 5 stars); ‘you won’t find much anywhere in Britain to top Laurie Sansom’s superlative productions’ (Guardian – four stars); ‘thrilling, illuminating and deeply affecting’ (Telegraph – five stars). Both productions received national acclaim and rave reviews from, amongst others, the Times, Telegraph – ‘one of the most thrilling theatre offerings of the decade’ – and the Guardian.
Screen: Jon’s recently been working with Al Jazeera on a series of new documentaries, and also worked recently with Firecracker Films’ on their smash-hit documentary Married To The Moonies. Meanwhile The Guitar, a new short from Eye Grab Pictures and director Richard Beecham, recently premiered at the 2015 Jewish Film Festival, and he’s currently composing / sound designing for several other film shorts.
He’s also recently worked on music and sound design for films forming part of the promotional package for the rebranding of Gatwick airport.
Radio drama: Jon’s most recently created music and sound-design for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s serialisation of Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea novels, music for a new drama about Thomas Hardy – Tess In Winter – and a new dramatisation of Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer-winning novel Beloved. Other recent radio work includes Peter Flannery’s adaptation of Robert Pirsig’s cult 70’s classic Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Drama slot (now available in the BBC shop) and Erebus, Jo Shapcott’s poetic retelling of the doomed 19th-century Franklin expedition to the Arctic, both for Radio 4.
Other radio includes music for Radio 4 Extra’s serialisations of H P Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth and At The Mountains of Madness (now available as an audiobook and download from Ladbroke Radio), and Radio 3’s acclaimed adaptation of H G Wells’ The Time Machine, starring Robert Glenister, which is now available to buy as a BBC CD at Amazon and was reviewed by the Guardian and the Stage.
His music and sound score for BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed docu-drama What I Heard About Iraq received a Jury Special Mention at the Prix Italia.