Simon Fisher Turner

Simon Fisher Turner

Simon Fisher Turner is renowned for his film soundtrack work which began with Derek Jarman for whom he scored many feature films, from Caravaggio (1986), through to Jarman’s final work Blue (1993). Caravaggio (1986) was the first film in a long relationship with the BFI which most recently has seen him compose the score for restorations of two silent films, Un Chant D’Amour dir Jean Genet (1950) and The Great White Silence dir Herbert Ponting (1924) which premiered at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival and was awarded Best Archive Restoration at the Focal International Awards in 2011.

With a career as varied and diverse as his current projects, Simon Fisher Turner began as a young actor in Tom Brown’s Schooldays, and in between then and now has released records under his own name and as The King Of Luxembourg and Deux Filles. More recently, Simon Fisher Turner and Klara Lewis released their collaboration, Care (2018, Editions Mego), this followed a previous collaboration with Lewis and Rainier Lericolais on a live soundtrack to Berlin, Symphony of a Metropolis dir. Walter Ruttman (1927).

In 2020 Simon Fisher Turner released A Quiet Corner in Time (Mute), his collaboration with the artist and author Edmund de Waal, an extension of a piece created for de Waal’s –one way or other– installation at the Schindler House in Los Angeles. This was followed in 2022 by A Quiet Corner in Time (Exquisite Corpse) remix project which saw Alessandro Cortini, Yann Tiersen, Nik Colk Void and many more create a musical exquisite corpse, with each artist remixing the previous remix, with no knowledge of what went before that.

Simon will release a new album in 2024 on Mute, and his ongoing sonic blog Guerilla Audio releases regular missives via Touch every two weeks.

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Simon Fisher Turner Discography

2020

A Quiet Corner Of Time

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2011

Soundescapes

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1991

Edward II

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2005

Lana Lara Lata

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2013

The Epic of Everest

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2004

I'm Sleep When I'm Dead

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1999

Oh Venus

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1996

Shwarma

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2002

Swift

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2024

Instability of the Signal

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