Simon’s work has graced films by some of independent cinema’s incredible mavericks such as :
Alejandro Jodorowsky ‘Santa Sangre’, Danny Boyle ‘Shallow Grave’, Dario Argento ‘Phenomena’, Michael Hoffman ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Alex de la Iglesias ‘Perdita Durango’ and Richard Stanley‘Hardware and ‘Dust Devil’.
Simon is well known for combining electronic elements with orchestral instruments and his music has ranged vastly in style and tone since the mid 1980s. His work for horror and fantasy cinema is key, especially the Italian giallo films, and flicks like Clive Barker’s detective horror ‘Lord of Illusions’. Then there’s the hybrid, cyberpunk riffings of ‘Hackers’ (Ian Softley) and ‘Hardware’, where he unusually combined acoustic, slide guitar with resonant, doomy synths to create a hugely popular, apocalyptic score for which he was nominated for BAFTA’s prestigious Anthony Asquith Award.
Along the way he has garnered many international awards and nominations including 2 BAFTAs and 1 Classical Brit. In the last 12 months he has scored three films and toured extensively worldwide with his band, The And, performing his music live with an immersive, video backdrop. Says Simon: “The Velvet Underground meets early Floyd, with an orchestra conducted by Bernard Hermann on acid…”