Bent Ear. Sounds. Music.

Nominated for Best Sound Design, TV and Cinema, ICAD Awards 2013.
Nominated for two Sound Design awards in the International Music and Sound Awards in Cannes, 2013
Nominated for Best Sound Design (Cinema Advertising, Branding) in the UK MAS Awards, 2013,2012
Winner, Bronze Award for Best Sound design in a TV & Cinema campaign, by the Creative Circle, 2003

Started in 1998 by Simeon Davies & Sean Mortimer, Bent Ear make noises, sounds and tunes for all sorts of things - commercials, films, exhibitions and digital stuff.

We go to great lengths to find the most creative and suitable sound/music for any given project. We've used St.Paul's Cathedral as a huge reverberation instrument, revved the accelerator on Lewis Hamilton's F1 car to play very loud melodies and used an old onion as a cabasa.

If you're thinking of commissioning original music or sound for a project, give us a call. We are always available to meet up for a chat and a drink or two.

We are based in West Didsbury, Manchester.

01614344921 / 07966796041 / 07941110754

News: We've just completed the sound design and music for the new Magna Carta Exhibition at Lincoln Castle.

Bent Ear Live: our music and sound is currently playing at:

"Oculus" and "Resurgam", St Paul's Cathedral, London.
"Our Beautiful Game", National Football Museum, Manchester.
"Kicking and Screaming", Museum of Liverpool.
"In the Race", Olympic Museum, Lausanne.
"The Story of Jersey", Jersey Museum, St Helier.

Photo by Andrew Swarbrick.

Chivas Regal & Pininfarina: Evolution of Ice, Director's Cut

Chivas Regal has released an online campaign to mark its partnership with Pininfarina, the Italian car designer.

A 1 ton block of ice is shaped by air in a Pininfarina wind tunnel. Our task was to represent the essence and power of the forces involved using surging rhythms and cinematic music together with exciting and surreal sound design.

Chivas and Pininfarina have also created an ice-press which shapes ice into a drop

All music, sound design, mix and mastering by Bent Ear at Bent Ear, Manchester.

Directed by RIchard Oliver

Agency: Analog Folk

Producer: Lucy Dawson

Production Company: Habana Creative