A CLACKS composer has had one of his original pieces picked up by an American music publisher.

Paul Jelfs, from Alva, has had his track Another Day of Rain selected by publisher MPath Tracks for commercial release on their next instrumental album.

The album, which will be released later this year, is a collaboration between Able Artist Foundation and MPath Tracks and will be distributed by Sony Music and APM.

Another Day of Rain is a solo piano piece, a departure from Paul’s usual compositions, and came about as a way for him to express his feeling about mental health issues.

He said: “Usually, I write with virtual orchestral samples, and virtual instruments, so it was nice to do a composition that was just piano, no other instruments, and I feel it really captures both the highs and lows of dealing with my illness.

“Writing along can be really challenging, and I would like to collaborate with another composer, with similar values and ideally locally.

“Most of my compositions involve writing instrumental tracks for TV, and other types of commercial media which can be a full orchestrated piece one day and a more contemporary electronic dance music (EDM) track the next.”

Paul works from his home studio in Alva and has been accepted to a prestigious masters degree in composition at Thinkspace University.

Paul told the Advertiser he is looking to work with another composer in the area, with a background in writing and an interest in collaborating.

Anyone interested can contact Paul on jelfsy@yahoo.com.