Work | Testimonials
DIRECTORS / PRODUCERS
"I chose to work with Al Harding because he demonstrated not only an understanding of the dramatic and emotional intent of the vision, but he then enhanced the specific intention with his sensitive and unique music score.
Al is a perfectionist in every way, but is also able to take direction. I enjoyed working with him very much and was most pleased with the end result of the assignment. I would not hesitate to work with him again."
Susan Bower, Co-creator and Producer: CANAL RD.
“Alan is always the creative perfectionist. His studio reflects this as does his love of quality,and thankfully he also applies both these traits to his composing and engineering. He is a wonderful collaborator and always travels those extra miles in the journey of a creative project, giving it the attention and finesse that is so necessary to achieve something that is better than good.”
Lynn-Maree Milburn, Director: Ghost Pictures
Music is the most subjective thing on this planet. To use a composer of Al's calibre, is like plugging into each others minds. No excuses, no delays, on budget, on brief and crafted to the limit.
AL ROCKS !
Mark Toia, Managing Director: ZOOM FILM and TV
“I love working with Alan Harding. He has an extraordinary sense of picture and story. He creates and sustains a beautiful palette and style so that his music is unforgettable. He also works hard at creating rapport - he quickly gains your confidence, puts you at ease and communicates his needs so that he can realize the score with great verve.”
Brendan Maher, Director: SPOOKS, UK
“Al scored the music for my feature film 'THE HEIST', and it was one of the most pleasant experiences of my career, as I enjoyed the process as much as the result. Al is gentle, funny, and enthusiastic - don't let his football hooligan exterior put you off ! ...so, I look forward to flying once more from Los Angeles to Melbourne to work with the most exalted Harding!”
Kurt Voss, Director - Los Angeles
“You better not give Al Harding too much work or he won't be available for me! I can't say that there is any musician more pleasant, easy going, and non pretentious out there who still delivers a great product to us, on brief, every time. Al is so versatile with his work, he is really suitable for just so many of our jobs and it's such a pleasant experience and so collaborative that he makes it hard to go elsewhere. His studio is like a little oasis for me to escape to, however Al makes the process so easy that it means I'm not there long enough to absorb the full value of the lava lamps...maybe next job.”
Anne Robinson, ex Executive Producer: Plush Films
“Briefing a composer is one of the most difficult things to do as a creative person because music is so subjective, so personal and so powerful. In over 20 years of working with Al, we have spanned every style, every category and every budget. He has delivered every time. (And if he couldn’t deliver, a courier did.) I have never known Al to be stumped by any brief. He understands the demands of the advertising format better than anyone I know. But then, I should get out more!”
Sean Cummins, GLOBAL CEO: Cummins and Partners
“It’s always a treat to walk through Al’s garden, and hide away in the studio for an hour or two.The studio is a dream and you actually get to look out onto a real garden…and... apart from his obvious talent, versatility and professionalism, Al is one of the good guys and he makes me laugh! He has never failed to make us look good.”
Leigh Rodgers, Creative Director/Writer: STORY WORLD
“I have had the pleasure of working with Big Al for the last 20 years. Our association has not only been a pleasant one, but one that has supported each other’s careers along the way. GasInc has been used many times by Al to complete the sound production for his music jobs. Al has a great track record and a deserving reputation of being one of Melbourne’s leading commercial music writers. I look forward to continuing our relationship long into the future.”
Rodney Lowe, Director/Sound Designer : PRODUCTION ALLEY
“Big Al still sounds great after all the years I’ve been working in this business…….it’s a treat
to work with his beat.”
Mike Reed, ex MRPP/METHOD STUDIOS