Biography.
Music has accompanied my family name for, at least 200 years and you could say that I was born into it as the great-great grandson of the famous nineteenth-century Grail composer, Richard Wagner, I studied musical composition and orchestration with my father, who was Director of the R.A.F. music division, and others such as Alan Ridout, Allan Wicks and Paul Patterson at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

My professional career began at the age of twenty, working with rock musicians and bands including Steamhammer, The Other Side, The Coming, Arthur Brown, Robert Calvert of Hawkwind, Alexis Korner, etc., performing at the Royal Albert Hall and other notable venues. During this period I developed my unique visual music form which I call ‘The New Renaissance’.

In the 1970’s I wrote film and TV music for a number of  films. Knots (Cannes award) and Eclipse, music for two animation films, The Beard and Mothership, together with A Sun’s Bright Child for Thames Television, numerous TV commercials: Cadbury’s Smash, Cadbury’s Cup-a-Soup, Domestos, Polaroid 2000, etc. I worked with David Fanshawe (African Sanctus) on his Arabian Fantasy and composed the music for an arts film series, Western Arts through the Ages. By the end of the 1970s, under contract with Warner Bros., I released various commercial albums: Distances between Us  for Atlantic Records, Instincts and The Last Inca (later released as a double album called Inca Gold) for Charisma Records and a library album for EMI KPM, Electric Light Orchestra.

Having also worked with Bob Moog and his legendary synthesiser and EMS London, I decided to design, manufacture and market the famous British synthesiser of the era - the Wasp, which sold in thousands and was the world’s first battery-operated, portable, digital synthesiser.

In the 1980s, as well as producing more than 50 albums for other artists and music groups, I composed the music for four BBC Panorama TV documentaries: Two Weeks in Winter, Silkwood, We Can Keep You Here Forever and Mafia Wars and the Transworld Sport title theme amongst others. I also released further commercial albums: Merak (a space fantasy with a fifty-minute computer animated film), Karming the Elements and Ambient Collections 1 and 2.

In the 1990’s, I decided to research into a number of Celtic and Sacred themes and this has continued to the present time with the CD Albums: Holy Spirit and the Holy Grail, Genesis of the Grail and Realm of the Ring. and I am currently working on a Celtic Oratorio called 'Realm of the Holy Grail - The Four Hallows'.

One of the most challenging projects just completed is a new feature length Art/Music film called ‘Rays of Light’ which has taken 8 years to complete alongside International best selling writer John Sharkey providing a truly evocative script,

Adrian Wagner, F. Comp. ASMC. 2009.

A Project to produce a Symphonic Oratorio on Film

The Four Hallows by Adrian Wagner.

All Adrian Wagner CDs are now available through his eBay Shop called Adrian Wagner Fine Arts & Music Ent. at:-

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/AdrianWagnerFineArtsandMusic
 

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