Glitch & Drone Associates
Bespoke Sound Design and Music Composition

We make sound and music to enrich words and pictures.

Sound affects us. It is instinctive and emotional, yet cerebral and intellectual. Sound influences how people feel about the other things they are experiencing.

We help organisations and brands to harness this power of sound, creating bespoke material composed to suit context, content and audience.

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Clockwork Composer
Music composition, Sequencer interface build

For the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, we designed a special iPad interface, allowing visitors to play with a musical composition made (almost) entirely from recordings of various parts of clocks - bells, chimes, springs and pendulums. The piece was composed to tie in with the museum's special day of events, titled About Time, relating to the current temporary exhibition, Time Machines, which looks at the history of time measuring and timekeeping.

You can read all about it on the blog

Estates Today
Music composition, film & concept

A seasonal warmer to accompany footage of corporate property decked out and twinkling for Christmas. This piece was commissioned as an online Christmas card by commercial property web software developer Estates Today and was delivered to almost 10,000 recipients. Evoking the warm brass of the Samaritan band, the major scale of cascading church bells and with a little nod to The First Noel, this composition is a gentle blend of the festive and the corporate.

Music composition

An uplifting, shimmering piece to showcase a diffusion range from award-winning interior designers Taylor Howes. The th:2 range offers ‘out-of-the-box’ interior packages for developers and private clients. Like the th:2 brand and product line, the soundtrack is both refined and accessible, with a laid-back yet sophisticated and thoughtful Balearic groove. The music was commissioned by digital creative agency Camber, who designed and produced the site.

Audio samples & inspiration

Piano room

A melancholic, dramatic and filmic minor-key piano motif, taut and tense until a release into a major chord. Sounds like a grand piano in the large music room of a stately home.


A beguiling, pitched guitar rolls around on a bed of pulsing synths. Dissonance and consonance snake around each other. Sounds like it’s coming from space.


A thoughtful arpeggio is underpinned by a solid acoustic drum kit and some lazy, fuzzy rhythm guitar. Sounds like a good old standard rock band warming up a murky rehearsal room.


A thumping, echoing drum beat and plucked, Eastern strings are wrapped in dark, wet strings. Sounds like the soundtrack to a mysterious adventure.

We have created work for…

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