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Paul Baudler

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Paul Baudler

Saint Paul
USA

Phone: +1 651 276 0517

Email: theintangiblemusic@gmail.com

Website: www.theintangiblemusic.com

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I write cinematic electronic music suitable for space or nature documentaries.


Jahawi Bertolli

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Jahawi Bertolli

Jahawi Bertolli

Africa Underwater
P.O.Box 13582
Nairobi 00800
Kenya

Phone: +254 (0)727 305 535

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Email: jahawi@gmail.com

Website: www.jahawi.com & www.africaunderwater.com

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Jahawi Bertolli is a natural history film maker and photographer from Kenya specialising in wildlife and the underwater world. While a lot of his work is done scuba diving, he is also an experienced wildlife cameraman having grown up in the African bush and he's also a record setting free diver and music composer.

Mainly a freelancer he has directed and filmed documentaries for the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust and Tusk Trust (UK), screened at the Smithsonian Institutes Folklore Festival in 2014 and more recently an educational film for CORDIO, the EU, IUCN-EASRO and IGAD which has been premiered at the UN World Oceans Conference in the USA in 2017. He is also a member of blueoceans.tv

Although based in Kenya, his works have been featured in Africa Geographic and his photos are on display in the Museum Of Natural History in Washington DC. Other projects have been completed in the Galapagos Islands, Mauritius, Burma and Thailand.

Clients have included the European Union, IGAD, IUCN-ESARO, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), The Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, CORDIO East Africa, Royal African Safaris, Seacology and Oceans Below Thailand.

Jahawi scores the music on his own film projects and has composed music for the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Oceans Below, The East African Safari Rally and the World Agroforestry Institute (ICRAF) to name a few.

For more info please visit www.jahawi.com and www.africaunderwater.com


Brolly

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Brolly

Brollyman Productions
Caerphilly
Wales
United Kingdom

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Phone: +44 (0)7887 508 973

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Hi I'm brolly & I compose lots of music for natural history projects, check out my website for many clips & info.


Davide Caprelli

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Davide Caprelli

Italy

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Davide Caprelli is an eclectic and inspired Italian composer.

His talent, in recent years, has been requested for compose the soundtrack of important naturalistic and historical documentaries broadcast in the main italian networks, the soundtrack of dozens of theatrical performances and for compose the music of several television themes.

You can listen to some of his compositions in his youtube channel - www.youtube.com/pakidat and read his CV on his IMDb page - www.imdb.com/name/nm2326143/resume


Irene Chan

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Irene Chan

Salisbury
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7979 902 002

Email: irenechanmusic@gmail.com

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Irene is a UK-based Game, Film and Animation composer.

She has recently worked on projects for Groundbreak Productions, Dubit Limited (Guardians of Ancora) and BSV-Production's Line (AerialStage).

Irene is a classically trained Violinist and Pianist from a young age, specialising in Orchestral performances.

She graduated from the University of Surrey with a BMus (Hons) in Music and continued her studies at the University of Westminster with an MA in Applied Sound for Interactive Media.

View her showreel: youtube.com/watch?v=7QNJzRCbc1U


Tariq Emam

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Tariq Emam

Scarborough
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Email: t.emam2@gmail.com & t.emam@hull.ac.uk

Website: cargocollective.com/tariqemam

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Field recordist, composer, artist, video editor.

Hang player & percussionist.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

PhD in soundscape ecology at University of Hull's music and environmental sciences departments.


Stefan Fletcher

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Stefan Fletcher

Stefan Fletcher Music
214 Oldfield Road
Sheffield S6 6DY
United Kingdom

Email: stefanfletchermusic@gmail.com

Phone: +44 (0)7867 360 737

Website: www.stefanfletchermusic.com

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Having graduated from Surrey University with a first in Creative Music Technology (BMus), Stefan is now working full time as a composer for film and television.

He been pursuing freelance composition for over a year now and his most recent work includes:

  • Evolution Media Music. I have had my music signed to two music library albums under Evolution Media Music’s label. These albums, entitled "Warped Tension" and "Power Trailers”, will be targeted for usage on drama and television trailers respectively. Here are the links for those albums – WT (track title: Dysphoria) and PT (track title: Decimation.) Alternatively, the tracks can be played via SoundCloud.
  • Felt Music. A number of my tracks have been accepted by Felt Music for their upcoming albums. These are currently being mastered by the company and will be released over the next couple of months. Also, the tracks were specifically written to be considered for usage on an upcoming television series that the company are sourcing the music for.
  • Universal Music Group. Most recently, I've had one of my pieces accepted by Universal Music Group for their upcoming music library album. This album will be targeted for usage on documentaries and is due to be released in January.

If you'd like to get in touch, email him via stefanfletchermusic@gmail.com


Jez riley French

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Jez riley French

East Yorkshire, UK

Email: tempjez@hotmail.com

Website: jezrileyfrench.blogspot.com

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Jez riley Frenchfield recordist, composer, artist.

Having been active in contemporary music & the arts for over three decades my work has been performed, exhibited and published widely across the world. In recent years I have been artist in residence with organisations in Estonia, Belgium, France, Portugal, Latvia, Italy, Japan, Korea & Austria.

I am fascinated and passionate about the infinite detail and expanding vistas of life around us, its sights and sounds, often overlooked or hidden. My creative output focuses on this never ending, joyous exploration and has increasingly involved elements such as audible silences, active listening, stillness & the empathy of compositional lines.


Morten Gildberg-Hansen

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Morten Gildberg

Denmark 

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Phone: +45 2060 4183

Website: www.mortengildberg.com

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I am a busy Danish music composer with more than 10 years of composing experience.

At the moment I am busy working on the music for “Discover the Wilderness of the UAE” - a brand new 3 film Natural History Documentary mini-series about the UAE's wildlife and conservation, featuring mountain, desert and marine life. The series, which is supported by Emirates Airlines, is currently in production in Dubai and scheduled to premiere in December 2016.

I hold a B.A. in Musicology and Applied Dramaturgy from the University of Aarhus (DK) and an M.A. in Composition of Music for Film & Television from the University of Bristol (UK). Furthermore, I have attended various classes and courses in orchestration and film scoring and have undertaken several years of private lessons in composition with the Danish composer Bo Gunge.


Jonny Gunton

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Jonny Gunton

Abstract Audio
Bristol
United Kingdom

Email: 
jonny@abstractaudio.com

Phone: +44 (0)7811 161 052

Website: www.jonnygunton.com
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As an RTS award winning composer Jonny has been composing music for Film and TV for over ten years. BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Disney, National Geographic, Aardman Animations, Sky, 5, and MTV, these are among just a few of the international broadcaster Jonny has composed for.

Jonny has written music for an eclectic mix of genres including Natural History, Documentaries, Children's, Awards shows, Short films and Radio.

Before becoming a composer full time he spent a few years as a dubbing editor. He still gets a lot of commissions for his sound design work and has a company called Abstract Audio that specialises in this field.

Jonny has had an interest in music from an early age. Playing in bands in his teens, he also spent a few months as an intern for Philip Glass in his New york studio The Looking Glass.


Jonathan Kawchuk

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Jonathan Kawchuk

Canada, UK, Denmark

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The natural world is perfect. I go to absurd lengths to reflect that in my work. How can we collaborate?
Training:

  • Bachelor of Music in Composition and Music Technology (UK, Canada).
  • Internship at Greenhouse Recording Studios (Reykjavik).
  • Wildeye Wildlife Sound Recording courses (intermediate/advanced).

Recent:

  • Assistant sound technician for the Philip Glass Ensemble, Music in 12 Parts, London.
  • Awarded grant to complete an album based on the natural world.
  • Original score for award nominated short film screened at HollyShorts 2013 (TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood).

Services:

  • Music Composition
  • Sound Operator
  • Audio Post-production
  • Assistant/Runner

Other:

  • Experienced outdoors
  • CPR certified
  • Scientific experience includes volunteer with biology and paleontology at the University of Alberta.

Al Lethbridge

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Al Lethbridge

At The Sea LTD
Bristol
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7973 653 639

Email: al@thesea.co.uk

Websites: www.AlLethbridge.com
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From wildlife to science fiction, history to horror, Al has scored the music for a multitude of film and television productions. High-profile shows include the BBC's ground-breaking adventure series Beyond Boundaries, Ch4’s Day Of The Kamikaze (nominated for a Grierson and winner of a New York Gold), Anatomy For Beginners (winner of two RTS Awards), and Nuremburg: Goering's Last Stand - winner of BAFTA's prestigious Hugh Weldon Award.

Wildlife projects include four films in the BBC’s Natural World strand: OrangUtans: The Great Ape Escape, Andrea: Queen Of Mantas, (winner of ten international awards), The Dolphins Of Shark Bay and Empire Of the Desert Ants – for which Al received a nomination for the RTS West Best Music Award.

Nat History series include - Pacific Abyss and Wilderness Explored for the BBC, Ireland's Ocean for RTE, and strangest of all Hitler's Jurassic Monsters for Nat Geo and Discovery.

Al is launching a new music library at Wildscreen 2014. Called earthMusic, It is aimed especially at Natural History and Adventure filmmakers.


James Muxworthy

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James Muxworthy

West Yorkshire, UK  
 
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James works as a creative composer and sound designer as part of running his audio and multimedia production company Helical Blue. His musical and sound influences are wide ranging. James also has an extensive knowledge of field sound recording which supports sound design work. He is always interested to collaborate on wildlife related film. Credits include: “Beauty and the Parasite” 2010 (music, sound design and narration) and various contribution to wildlife video trailers and showreels. James routinely produces music, sound design and voice-over to picture in other areas such as documentary, corporate and training video.


Matt Nicholson

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Matt Nicholson

Big Score Audio
4 Dorman Street
Gardens
Cape Town 8005
South Africa

Phone: +27 796 837 780

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Email: matt@bigscoreaudio.com

Website: www.mattnicholson.tv & www.bigscoreaudio.com

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British composer Matt Nicholson scores commercials, film, and television from his studios in Cape Town and London.

Matt studied composition at Bristol with Geoff Poole, and also with leading wildlife composer Martin Kiszko.

Matt’s music is published by Universal, and Felt Music in London. Audio Network have commissioned a series of tracks from Matt, which will be recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the English Session Orchestra in summer 2015.

Alongside TV commercials and library commissions, Matt is currently working on a Wildlife TV series for the Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, ARTE France, and Animal Planet, called 'Africa's Trees of Life'.

Matt frequently collaborates with renowned composer Andrew Skeet, is proudly represented by Giles Stanley Management.

Matt is a visiting lecturer in composition at SAE, Cape Town.


Matt Norman

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Matt Norman

SilverScore Productions
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7761 332 084

Email: matt@silverscoreproductions.com

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Experienced, efficient and highly creative media composer working mostly in television and film.

Matt has scored music for various high profile wildlife films including Humpbacks - Cracking the Code, Bandits of Selous & 21st Century Shark (National Geographic). Other credits include World War 2 in Colour (Ch5/Discovery), This is Your Life - Simon Cowell (ITV) and The Dark Heart of Italy (BBC).

Most recently Matt has worked on the score for a science programme for NOVA/PBS (Nov 2014).

He also composes production music cues available for lower budget films. These can be made available to a given brief.

Projects regularly involve working with symphony orchestras, session musicians and an extensive library of sampled and electronic sound sources.

Please visit the website for further information including video and audio samples.


Andrew O'Donnell

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Andrew O'Donnell

Andrew O'Donnell

Beluga Lagoon
34 Glenward Avenue
Glasgow G66 7EP
Scotland
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7594 624 007

Email: belugalagoon.alba@gmail.com

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Music has always been a big part of my life, and I love having the skills to be able to put Audio to my own Visuals. I have collected a variety of exotic instruments on my travels and use these for creating unique textures in my compositions. I have qualifications in studio sound, and I am currently doing a field recording course in my spare time.

I have travelled as far as the Galapagos Islands and Borneo Filming and Photographing Wildlife.

I have done a lot of long lense work In the past. I am now experimenting with wide angles for filming wildlife, using an array of dolly and stabilizing systems for unique perspectives. I am also Using similar techniques for ever more Interesting Time-Lapses.

One of my films was recently shortlisted for the Eden Shorts Competition on Eden TV Channel. (See my Profile Page)

I also volunteer with the Scottish Wildlife Trust and I have observed raptor behaviour in a very meticulous manor.


Gregory Ovenden

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Gregory Ovenden

The Sound Farmer
Derby House
Woodnesborough
Sandwich
Kent CT13 0NZ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7732 125 827

Email: gregoryovenden@gmail.com

Website: www.thesoundfarmer.com

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I have recently successfully completed a BA Hons Degree in Sound Design at Ravensbourne. The course developed my skills in recording, mixing and designing sound. I have worked on numerous projects including, but not limited to documentaries, short film, TV pilots, animations, installations and radio shows.

In the past two years, I have begun to combine my lifelong passion for natural history and my love of sound in wildlife sound recording. I grew up working on my family farm in Kent, surrounded by nature, where I developed a keen interest and understanding of wildlife. I am intent on pursuing a career in the sound aspect of documentary film making, particularly wildlife and I'm seeking further experience in this field.

I have had a lot of experience on location shoots and in post production and have a wide range of recording equipment in my inventory.


Frank Pescod
Frank Pescod - Solebay Music

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Frank Pescod

Solebay Music
Wood Farm
Halesworth
Suffolk IP19 0EU
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7789 404 670

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Email: frank@solebaymusic.co.uk

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Frank Pescod is a unique sound composer and director of his own music production company Solebay Music.

Frank covers many genres and styles using the latest technology working out of his studio based on the Suffolk coast. Solebay Music is a top recording facility capable of tracking live to picture or delivering music to brief.

Products and services include:

  • Sound branding
  • Bespoke music for commercial use
  • Music for TV, Film, Adverts, Gaming, Apps & Online Media

Clients include: BBC1, BBC 2, CHANNEL 4, Masterchef, Homes under the hammer, Bargain Hunt, Place in the sun, Harley Davidson, Louis Vuitton, River Island, Triumph, Mahogany Hair Design, Fit 4 fashion and many more.


Fraser Purdie

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Fraser Purdie

UK

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Website: www.fraserpurdie.com

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Hi, I’m a composer based in Glasgow, who’s worked on various genres, with a huge passion for Natural History Filmmaking.

Recent Natural History Credits include:

I’ve also had music used in various productions including We Are Still Here (2015 Horror Trailer), Sinatra - Our Way (BBC 1, New year special 2015) & Jimmy Kimmel Live Xmas special.

Please check out my website for video and music samples: www.fraserpurdie.com

Testimonial:

"Working with Fraser was easy right from the start. My brief for the music for 'Life that Glows' was complicated to say the least. I wanted everything and nothing, classic but modern, electronic but orchestral, otherworldly but not sci fi. Fraser instantly got it and his music fitted our intentions perfectly. He was fast yet consider and everything sounded new and different. A pleasure to work with.” - Loe Loncraine, Director, 'Attenborough’s Life That Glows


Tobie Rudd

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Tobie Rudd

Norfolk, UK

Email: tobie@mediatypes.
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Website: www.mtmusic.co.uk

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Tobie studied at the Royal College of Music, where he obtained a Masters Degree in Composition for Screen. He became a ghost writer for a film and television composer, working on numerous projects including the BBC's cult drama BUGS, BBC2's Video Nations, and wildlife documentaries. He is now part of a writing duo with composer Mark Twine, and together they have written for a wide variety of projects including video games Monopoly Tycoon, Vegas Make it Big! and music for FIFA's Official Centennial Celebrations. In the 2006 World Cup, their music for FIFA Fair Play was played before every game.


Darryl Saffer

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Darryl Saffer

Sarasota
Florida
USA

Phone: +1 941 228 7288

Email: earthcare@aol.com

Website: www.thefieldjournal.net

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Director/Producer/Camera Operator at Loke Film.

Darryl Saffer is a filmmaker/composer and was the audio/video producer for Mind Magic Productions (RMC Interactive). There, he composed the soundtrack and edited the video (live action and animation) for the Jane Goodall environmental adventure CD-ROM Jubilee’s Journey.

His camera has focused on such diverse subjects as orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, public housing in Florida and cosmic theory. Darryl documented a botanical expedition in the cloud forest of Venezuela, produced the CD-ROM Tales Of Titans - The Amorphophallus titanum in North America and his film, Myakka River State Park is part of the permanent exhibit at the South Florida Museum. Working with filmmaker Diane Mason, the team produced Condemned, a film which exposed conditions at the Janie Poe housing complex.

Darryl is the filmmaker for the Wild Orchid Man films with Stig Dalström. Saffer can be seen locally and on youtube on the Education Channel’s award-winning program Florida Field Journal.


Steve Thomas

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Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas Music
32 Tarner Road
Brighton
East Sussex BN2 9QT
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7931 504 593

Email: info@stevethomasmusic.co.uk

Website: www.stevethomasmusic.co.uk

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I am a free-lance composer and Sound Designer based in Brighton, UK.

I am happy to work to tight dead lines and have a quick turnaround.

I have my own studio facility, in which I can produce commercially and technically satisfactory work to broadcast quality.

Being a multi instrumentalist means that my work has a vibrant and immediate quality. Guaranteed to attract attention.

I work with a combination of live instruments and the latest software and synths to produce music in a range of styles.


Vivi Tobies

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Vivi Tobies

South of England
United Kingdom

Website: www.vivitobies.com

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Classically-trained Composer specialising in Natural History-Wildlife-Nature Documentary.

Main instruments: Pianoforte, Guitar, Violin, Voice.

I record instruments via music software, or live musicians in a pro studio.


George Vlad

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George Vlad

Mindful Audio
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7549 059 530

Email: hyppocrites@gmail.com

Website: www.mindful-audio.com

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Sound production, post production and music for media.

Mindful Audio


Timothy Wilson

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Timothy Wilson

Swansea
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)7595 677 927

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Email: timothywilsonmusic@gmail.com

Website: www.timothywilsonmusic.co.uk

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Tim composes and produces music for film, television and concert performance.

As a composer he has scored documentaries, drama and feature film with broadcasts on BBC television and radio.

Tim strives to find bold ideas that stand out for both quality and imagination bringing a freshness and originality to his commissions.

A deep believer in the use of live instruments, Tim uses them wherever possible as nothing can compare the their expressive power for communicating emotion.


Josh Wynter

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Josh Wynter

United Kingdom & South Africa

Email: contact@joshwynter.com

Website: www.joshwynter.com

 

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Josh is a classically trained composer specialising in providing original music for dramatic & documentary film.

His musical training began as head chorister of Chichester Cathedral and he holds two first class music degrees from the University of Bristol (BA 1:1, MA distinction), where he specialised in composing for film and television.

With a background in both the classical and commercial spheres as a composer, orchestral player, guitarist, drummer and pianist, Josh has a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in scoring for all genres and ensembles.

A recent relocation to South Africa has taken Josh's passion for wildlife film to new heights and he now delivers original music and soundtracks worldwide.


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