Michael T. Ford
Shallow Water Music

Michael T. Ford

Composer, Producer & Orchestrator

Michael is a composer, producer, copyist and concert manager living in Huddersfield and working in the Leeds/Manchester area. He is a contemporary classical musician, undertaking projects in all genres, from classical to rock/pop, music theatre/dance and music for soundtracks (games, films, television and incidental music). He has a BA(Hons) in Music Technology from at Huddersfield University and an MMus in Film and Game Composition from Leeds College of Music.

In addition to his own work as a composer, producer and session musician, Michael also provides support to any musician who struggles with the technological aspects of music making. He offers one-to-one and group teaching sessions on various aspects of music technology and computers and undertakes typesetting, scoring, arranging and orchestration for production-based musicians who are unfamiliar with the conventions of classical notation’. He has worked with prestigious composers on some amazing projects, most notably his work with Nitin Sawhney on BBCs Human Planet series.

Michael is also a prolific songwriter, working under the stage name of Aescer. He has released two full-length albums and two EPs on his own independent record label. He collaborates regularly with other performers as a producer and songwriter, and enjoys working with colleagues whose musical vision complements his own.