Timeline
2014
Attended the Faber Media Music Academy
2014
Graduated from King's College, London with 1st Class Honours in Music
2014
Score to 'Wind' shown at the BFI with the London Film Academy
2015
Score to 'Bounty Hunters' shown at the Cannes Short Film Corner
2016
Won a Prince William Scholarship Award in Composition
2016
Graduated as a Master of Composition at the Royal College of Music
2016
Selected as part of Making Music's 'Adopt A Composer' programme
News
30
Sep
2016
Adopt A Composer!
I have been selected as part of Sound and Music's 2016 'Adopt A Composer' programme. You can check that out here: /www.makingmusic.org.uk/news/meet-adopt-composer-pairings
19
Feb
2016
New Chamber Orchestra Work
OPEN SPACES: New Music for Chamber Orchestra is a free concert of some of my new music for chamber orchestra, including works by other contemporary composers. It will be on Thursday 3rd of March at Holy Trinity Church, South Kensington at 1pm. Everyone Welcome!


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14
Nov
2015
Prince William Scholar
Excited to announce that my final year of compositional postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music are to be generously funded by a Prince William BAFTA and Warner Bros scholarship award!
09
Jun
2015
Score just finished!
My score to 'Blood Money', a collaboration between me and student director Emily Knight (from Central Saint Martins Animation School) has just been finished - I will be able to show it soon!
27
May
2015
New Film Projects
Excited to be working with director Peter Walker on his new short film, 'Stained Glass'
30
Mar
2015
Film Showcase!
A recent documentary I scored will be screened with live orchestra at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music on the 22nd of April. Tickets are available from the 8th of April!

rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=655759
18
Oct
2014
Lunchtime Concert of Vocal Compositions
Fancy coming to a lunchtime concert of mine on Friday 24th October? I'm having some of my pieces performed and it would be great to see some faces in the audience! /www.facebook.com/events/786801018045052/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
03
Oct
2014
Concert coming soon!
Some new vocal pieces of mine, alongside other composers at the RCM, will be performed at this beautiful central London venue at lunchtime on October 24th! Do come along and support the creation of new music!

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30
May
2014
"Dinnertime" performed
Layer upon layer of silky melodies, my piece for two sopranos and ensemble was performed beautifully at King's by members of the RCM. You can listen here: /soundcloud.com/chrisschlechtebond/dinnertime-for-two-sopranos-and-small-ensemble
25
Oct
2013
Music completed for 'Giggles'
Music completed for director Diego Sanchez's recent film, 'Giggles', an amazing short thriller filmed and shot in London. Also finished the music to his trailers for 'Underground' and 'Room 17'. Good luck to Diego as he travels to Spanish film festivals in search of production interest!
22
Oct
2013
Working on music for 'Pandemic'
Lots of progress being made on my recent music for the short film 'Pandemic', directed by Josh Trett - www.trettfilms.com. Set in disease-ridden dystopian England, a group of youths must struggle to survive not only in the new world they live in but also with themselves. I'm writing some big music for this one, so can't wait to finish it soon!
16
Oct
2013
Beginning my third year at King's
About to commence my third and final year at King's College London. Look forward to collaborating with the Lontano ensemble with some quality masterclasses for my compositions this year!
13
Oct
2013
Writing the score to 'Bounty Hunters'
Finally finished writing the original score to 'Bounty Hunters', the new graduation film written and directed by Fabien Colas www.colasproductions.com, which features some incredible acting talent depicting the gruesome world of a East-London brothel. The film is currently being submitted to film festivals, so you will have to wait a bit to hear the music! Brilliant collaboration with Dave Prosser on sound design - couldn't recommend him higher!
01
Oct
2013
I'm officially a published composer!
Today I am officially a published composer! Managed to secure publishing for two woodwind pieces of mine with Contemporary British Woodwind Sheet Music - for a clarinet duo entitled 'Impatient Conversation' and a flute solo entitled 'Monody for Lonesome Flute'. Mental note to get my head around legal jargon... www.cbwsm.co.uk
10
Sep
2013
Writing music for Gaudi jackets
Almost finished writing the original music to a promotional campaign for four designer Gaudi jackets in collaboration with fashion designer Daisy Darche. The music I wrote for this was much more experimental than usual - entitled 'Wind', it is full of new and unusual sounds that I had loads of fun creating one rainy afternoon. Hopefully the film will be screened at the 2014 London Fashion Week and also to receive various other means of exposure. www.daisydarche.com
03
Sep
2013
Composed Piano for documentary
Completed some lovely and intimate piano music for Christian Cerami's latest documentary about real people suffering from terminal illness in North West England. Moving film, and great to work with.
17
Aug
2013
'Pandamonium' screened at Sopot
Glad to hear that my music for the short film 'Pandamonium' was screened at the International Sopot Film Festival in Poland. Too bad I couldn't be over there to see it!
11
Aug
2013
Composed for Kenyan promotion film
I've just finished the music to a promotional film depicting the amazing wildlife and natural beauty in Kenya, Africa. Credit to Kambo Photography. I'm now very tempted to hop on a plane and see such wildlife for myself!
www.kambophotography.com
01
Aug
2013
Received a 1st class!
Just found that I received a 1st class for my work in Composition Major this year at King's College London - looking good, still one more year to go yet!
26
Jul
2013
Attended masterclasses Faber Academy
Just finished a great set of masterclasses with leading British film composers at the London Faber Media Music Academy! Was great to meet so many of the names behind well-known film and television productions, and to gain even more of an insight into the industry. Had my latest composition, 'Train Crash' performed and recorded by the Azalea Ensemble at the Royal Academy of Music.
20
May
2013
Composed with James Hoyle and Peter Lam
Had the pleasure to compose a collaborative pieces with composers James Hoyle and Peter Lam with King's College London's newest orchestra, Ensemble Novus. The piece is entitle 'La Fierté du Maroc' and is inspired by my time helping the homeless in Marrakesh in August 2012. It was performed very well!
07
Feb
2013
Adapting music for a string quartet
Currently adapting some music by Diana Ross and the Fray for string quartet at an upcoming wedding in Dorset. It's nice to do some arranging for a change!
20
Nov
2012
Conducted the King's College Chorus
Had the pleasure to conduct King's College Chorus, the choir that I run at university, in a performance of my own choral composition at the Royal Society of Medicine recently, all in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.