Rebecca has collaborated with a number of film-makers and directors to create atmospheric and contemplative soundtracks that are sympathetic to the words and images, enhancing the production to create a striking effect.
Falling Dance (1991) Dir. Suzanne Cohen
Suzanne's first animated film was premiered at Hull Odeon and subsequently bought by BBC TV animation series 'Stay Tooned'. Scored for chamber ensemble, the soundtrack is also available as a two-movement piece for concert performance.
The Anatomy of a Waterfall (1993) Dir. Chris Dooks
This was the first collaboration between Rebecca and film director Chris Dooks. A live string quartet with accompanying electronic rhythm track mirrored music with atmospheric film visuals on the big screen in a ground-breaking way that was extremely well-received in a packed concert hall.
First performed Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh 23/04/93
The Sound of Taransay (1994) Dir. Chris Dooks
An early Chris Dooks film, The Sound of Taransay was premiered at Edinburgh Filmhouse in 1994 and later shown on Scottish Television. Scored for three cellos, this sparse, evocative music emulates the meditative quality of the film along with the barren, wild landscape of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides.
Prodigal (2010) Dir. Alastair Cook
Scottish filmmaker Alastair Cook developed his filmpoem series specifically to explore and illuminate poetry and the spoken word in visual forms. Prodigal is a film of Kona Macphee's poem for the second Hidden Door festival, held in Edinburgh in October 2010. Alastair recorded his reading of the poem and commissioned a cello soundtrack which he and Rebecca performed live at the Poetry Association of Scotland's meeting on 9th March 2011, at the Scottish Poetry Library.
How Well It Burns (2012) Dir. Alastair Cook
This filmpoem was produced for Absent Voices, a group focused on the celebration of the vast and semi-derelict Greenock Sugar Sheds on the river Clyde. It is the second soundtrack composed for Alastair and the second collaborative work Rebecca has composed which sets Brian Johnstone's haunting poetry. (See also Choral works.)