"Blackwood has the look and feel of a classic ghost story and we wanted the score to mirror that," described Balfe. "Working with Adam [Wimpenny, director] on Blackwood was a fantastic experience. Adam had a clear musical vision and it was great working with him to translate his ideas into score."
"Adam wanted to keep the score orchestral so we found organic ways to highlight important motifs in the plot, especially Ben's struggle with madness" said Balfe. "The piece 'Cadenza' is really the build-up of the family's tumultuous experiences."