James Langston:

I am a third year student at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, embarking on making an animated, musical production. This ‘Major Project’ as an idea as a product, is going to be like a trial business idea to be tested.

Amidst the start of the project, 2016 had been a harsh year, prior to starting Gloriana. My Nan broke her hip in mid March, my dog passed away in late March. During August and September, I had lost my Grandparents. Also, to top off the already horrific year, my family and received the news of my cancer diagnosis.

Since Thursday 27th April 2017, I had the all clear and now since been rebuilding my life. Emboldened with a reinforced thirst in life, I now in any and every which way, want to make the most of what I have at my disposal, and take every opportunity to create a sustainable and enjoyable music career!

In going forward with this new chapter in my life, I sought to put the utmost effort I can possibly put, in ensuring the Gloriana Major project is the best it can be, and the foot in the door to producing music at a professional level.

Combining my passion in music and history, I believe using history as a thematic, and story aspect to this project, as well as a basis for future projects, would provide plenty of interest for not only performers to have reason of desire to work on my projects, but also to gain avid customers.

The developing of the visual aspects of the project will also provide myself, with a way of making visuals for my own music, that is easy to make, and effective as a vehicle, for my music to shine out.

Gloriana’s purpose is not only to entertain but to educate it’s audience. As a ‘guinea pig’ project to begin with,  I will refer to many lessons learn’t from the making of Gloriana, be that the effort involved of organising the project, research, and contacts.  With the future projects in mind, similar to Gloriana,  I will explore more radical genres, as well as different points and locations in history,  these will provide me, perhaps, a lifetime of musical works to produce and enjoy.