Introduction

Josh Trotter is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Devon, UK. His musical output draws on his truly eclectic taste and interest in all music, often crossing genres and cross-referencing techniques in his work. He’s written for internationally acclaimed musicians, performed on live TV and written music for national broadcast. He studied Music Composition at Brunel University, graduating in 2012 with a first class honours and receiving the Steve Thomas Memorial Prize for Composition.

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As a composer, Josh specialises in music for media. He is frequently called upon by media companies to produce bespoke music and sound design for film drawing upon his ability to mimic almost any style of music. He is a writer for New Noise Audio who produce jingles and sound-beds for national campaigns. He has worked with Greys advertising agency in London and produced music for a digital essay by Will Self, exploring the work of Franz Kafka.

He works extensively with script-writer Sophia Sheridan under the pseudonym Hungry Yeti Productions, producing Radio Drama, audio documentaries and recently completing a commission to dramatise an audio-tour in Devonport for the Rio foundation. Existing commissions have included for BBC Radio Devon, SoundArt Radio and WUMM in the USA.

Josh continues to explore composition for the concert hall: he’s recently completed a commission for composer and guitarist Rich Perks for fretless electric guitar. He has also written for Canadian Violist Jamie Arrowsmith. His music has also been played by community bands and orchestra in London and Devon.

Josh is a sought-after collaborator as a songwriter and producer, most notably with internationally recognised Iranian singer-songwriter Ali Azimi. Josh co-produced his debut album, Mr. Mean, alongside Tom Sullivan, subsequently touring Europe and North America to sold-out audiences, receiving critical acclaim. In 2012 Josh attended the song-writing course at Dartington International Summer School with Ray Davies and Marion Wells on a bursary provided by the institute.

 

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