GRAHAM, THE COMPOSER
Graham Plowman is an Irish composer whose H.P. Lovecraft adaptations to symphonic orchestra made him well-known and well -loved in the Lovecraft communities worldwide.
Graham had been learning to play the piano for years when inspired by the Lord of the Rings films and their soundtracks in the beginning of 2000s, he turned towards film scores. Graham has been composing music for symphonic orchestra since 2010 and he also works as the composer for Hollywood films.
Some of his favourite film score composers are John Williams and Danny Elfman. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Franz Liszt and Tchaikovsky are the classic composers who inspire him.
The musical atmosphere most typical to Lovecraft is that of his early years and Graham mainly uses instruments that were already around during Lovecraft’s lifetime. Synthesizers are used to compliment the orchestral palette and represents the scientific mind of Lovecraft, and of many of his creations, such as the Mi-go and the Great Race of Yith.
Graham’s most important Lovecraftian project is his series, which has 25 compositions at the moment, presenting the mood and atmosphere of Lovecraft’s short stories with the help of symphonic orchestras. The beautiful melodies cast a spell on the listeners, and reading and listening to Graham’s music create that high tension atmosphere us, the fans of weird stories, like so much.