Josh Trotter is a British composer, producer & multi-instrumentalist living in Brussels. He specialises in composing for media and has written soundtracks for international advertising campaigns, films and is a frequent contributor to television soundtracks around the globe.
Published by Wrong Planet Music, Josh has recently completed a funk album inspired by the groups of New Orleans who emerged in the late 60’s and early 70’s. It’s groovy; it’s raw and authentic. You can listen to it here
Josh’s previous album for Wrong Planet Music, a lounge compilation, can be viewed in the video promotion below.
Below are further examples of Josh’s cues for media projects and library samples:
The Devonport Guildhall audio tour was commissioned by The Media Workshop and the RIO Trust to bring the history of the Guildhall to life using dramatic music-beds, excerpts of acting and an array of sound design. Examples of which can be heard here:
Josh frequently composes scores for short films, most notably was collaborating with Will Self and students of Brunel University, contributing to Will’s digital essay ‘Kafka’s Wound’. The film ‘A Country Doctor’ brings Kafka’s short story to life with animation, shadow puppeteers, film-makers and actors. Click here to see the film
Songwriting and Pop production
Josh has spent much time collaborating with Iranian musicians based in London as pianist and co-producer, most notably with Ali Azimi. Josh co-produced Ali’s two solo albums, an example of which can be found below – this track saw him transforming the bare bones of a verse/chorus into a 6 minute epic!
Below is the video for the hit single Pishdaramad (Prelude) from Ali’s 1st album. This song was subsequently featured in The Salesman, an Iranian film which went on to win an Oscar Academy Award in 2017 for ‘Best Foreign Film’ in addition to a long list of other awards.
Composition for Concert Hall
Josh’s composition of notated draws upon his classical training as a pianist and exploration of contemporary music of all forms.
Below is an extract from his most recent for Belgian duo, ‘Two Envelopes’.
Below is the premiere of a piece written for Rich Perks who specialises in fretless guitar.
I’ve written for solo Viola commissioned by Canadian Violist Jamie Arrowsmith. Long-term I’m working on a selection piano compositions for the Intermediate player looking to broaden their repertoire.
Below is a large-scale work written to accompany a Stop-motion film. It explores our perception of time in the context of a 24 hour period. The music is written based upon recorded speech patterns; taking a particularly musical phrase and using this as the basis for a selection of compositions for solos and duets.