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date: 17 August 2019

Wiseman, Debbie [Debra]locked

  • David Burnand

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[Debra]

(b London, May 10, 1963). English composer. She graduated from the GSM, London, where she studied composition with Buxton Orr and the piano with James Gibb. Though she also composes concert and electro-acoustic music, she is best known for her television and film scores. She has been nominated for numerous awards and in 1993 won the TRIC TV Theme Music of the Year award for The Good Guys. Her work has been featured in radio and television programmes on music for the media, and she has contributed to educational programmes on this subject. In 1995 she was appointed visiting professor of film composition at the RCM.

Wiseman is drawn to writing descriptive music and adept at matching dramatic situations with appropriate sound worlds. Several scores provide an emotional subtext, for instance in the feature films Tom and Viv and Haunted. Her many memorable themes and signature tunes are the product of a strong sense of melodic line....

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