Laurence Chapman is a composer & orchestrator specialising in TV, Film and Game Music
Includes clips from Smog, 80 Days & Sorcery!
Laurence’s recent projects include the game Heaven’s Vault from Inkle studios, additional music - alongside Andy Price - for the popular CBBC series Hetty Feather and the US History Channel drama series Knightfall starring Tom Cullen and Jim Carter. He has scored documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4.
Other work includes the hugely successful and multi-award winning game 80 Days (Time Magazine's #1 Game of 2014), the Sorcery! saga for Inkle Studios and the debut game from indie developer Cape Guy, Ski Three.
As well as his work in games and television, he has scored several short films including Smog; and Captain Travel, a children's show from Disney Maker; and contributed music and arrangements to other student projects.
A classically-trained composer and pianist, his style relies on creating scores with carefully crafted themes, a focus on storytelling, and working with high calibre musicians.
Recent & Upcoming Projects
Laurence worked as an orchestrator during 2018/19 on another instalment of the Total War Saga. Set in ancient China, the score, composed by Richard Beddow et al, features orchestra as well as Gezhung, Xiao, Erhu and a multitude of Chinese instruments.
The game comes out on May 23rd.
Heaven's Vault is an sci-fi archaeology game from inkle Studios for PS4 and PC. Aliya Elasra and her robot, Six, search for a missing roboticist and decode a ancient language. Laurence Chapman’s score features beautiful performances from Leos Strings and the haunting vocals of Hayley Glennie-Smith. . Click here to see the trailer
In another documentary from David Modell, Laurence co-wrote the original score with Klaus White. The film follows the lawyer Mark Lewis’ attempts to combat his MS through experimental stem cell treatment in Israel. The documentary was broadcast on Channel 4 on Thursday 23rd November 2017.
In Autumn 2017, Laurence provided original music to David Modell's documentary on the Labour Party's election campaign of the same year. As with other documentaries, Laurence has used a synth approach throughout as opposed to his more familiar live approach...
Alongside David Butterworth, Laurence worked as an orchestrator for LA-based composer Tom Howe.
The film tells the story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and his mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.
For the first part of 2017, Laurence worked as an orchestrator and assistant to composer Andy Price on the US show 'Knightfall.' The series featured the story of the Knights Templar as they attempted to recover the Holy Grail after losing it during the siege of Acre. The score was suitably large-scale employing an orchestra and choir as well as token Arabic wind instruments as well as a small Medieval dance band.
Between 2015-2017, Laurence worked as an assistant to Andy Price on CBBC's adaptations of Jacqueline Wilson's books. In later series he provided additional music...
Captain Travel is 2016 Disney Maker funded pilot show from Beau's Toy Farm featuring music composed by Laurence Chapman. The eponymous traveler lands his spaceship in Central London (narrowly avoiding some cows) meets the people of London, gets a parking ticket and entertains us with some space opera.
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! is a four-part interactive fantasy adventure like never before, adapted by inkle Studios from Steve Jackson's books. With tens of thousands of choices, the story rewrites itself around your actions. Battle weird and deadly creatures, cast powerful spells, play with honour, or lie, cheat and steal. The fate of the land of Kakhabad is in your hands!
A rarity in iPad games, the acclaimed Sorcery! series from inkle studios features an orchestral score from a thirty piece ensemble, with the ocassional use of sampled percussion and Asian instruments.
In a fantastical smog-covered London where its inhabitants are blinded by convention, Molly is an inquisitive, intelligent school girl who imagines change. Her grandfather is the ageing inventor George Crockett whose magical sky-machine, the De-Smoggler, gathers dust in his workshop. Molly convinces him to collaborate on restoring the machine to rid the London skies of smog.