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James Joshua Otto


• bespoke composition •

• music licensing •

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James Joshua Otto


• bespoke composition •

• music licensing •

licensing portfolio


THE DARKNESS CAN NEVER OVERCOME.

An uplifting, emotional track with ambient pads, and pulsating synthesisers, available for licensing for any media. A free high-quality download is made available with a license purchase, which is available here.

the darkness can never overcome is available for download for personal listening purposes here.


velocity.

A vibrant, energetic track with punchy synths, available for licensing for any media. A free high-quality download is made available with a license purchase, which is available here.

velocity is available for download for personal listening purposes here.

temper.

A moody, atmospheric track with a warm, uplifting build available for licensing for any media. A free high-quality download is made available with a license purchase, which is available here.

temper is available for download for personal listening purposes here.


TRANSCEND.

ALETHEIA.

An emotive track featuring rich strings and gentle piano, available for licensing for any media. A free high-quality download is made available with a license purchase, which is available here.

Aletheia is available for download for personal listening purposes here.

An uplifting track with reverberant guitars and spacey vocals, available for licensing for any media. A free high-quality download is made available with a license purchase, which is available here.

Transcend is available for download for personal listening purposes here.


And then, the mountains moved.

Click on the link below to enjoy my debut EP release, And then, the mountains moved.

 

This 6 track EP is written especially for use in films or on stage, with each track written with a deliberate emotional sweep, and is available as a free download here on Bandcamp. The EP is available under Creative Commons, for non-commercial use; licensing information is available here.

 

I've written a blog post with a few more thoughts about this release here.

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bespoke portfolio


bespoke portfolio


April 2017

Produced music for the trailer for Know Harm, an intense psychological thriller short film coming out later in 2017.

Role Composer
Director Kee Ramsorrun


March 2017

Had loads of fun writing the score for Kee Ramsorrun's comedy short, The Men with No Name. He wanted a lot of references to Ennio Morricone's work so I had a great time producing the sort of emotive music he was famous for.

Role Composer
Director Kee Ramsorrun


January 2017

Supplied music licensing and composed a bespoke track for RISE Theatre's new production, "Romero: Heartbeat of El Salvador". It was a lot of fun to find a satisfying balance between El Savadorian musical influences and the cinematic sound that the play required.

Role Composer
Client RISE Theatre


December 2016

Had the pleasure of working with Olivia Shone on a collection of piano-based music for her meditation app, Meaningful.

Role Composer
Client Olivia Shone, Meaningful


november 2016

Produced music and sound design for two viral videos as part of the Christmas Starts With Christ campaign for Jerusalem Productions, produced by ITN Productions.

Role Composer
Client Jerusalem Productions
Production Company ITN Productions


SEPTEMBER 2016

I had a great time writing an original track for the commercial for Bath Sparkling Wine, directed by Dominic Döring.

Role Composer
Client Bath Sparkling Wine


MAY 2016

It was an absolute pleasure to produce a new track for HTB Church for their campaign for the Focus 2016 Conference over the Summer. We worked together to nail down the structure and tone of the music that would complement the cheeky feel of the Focus campaign.

Role Composer
Client HTB Church


March 2016 - MAy 2017

Throughout 2016 and 2017, I had the pleasure of working on and off with composer Chris Burgess, to begin development work on another new musical based on The Girls of Downey Hall.

Role Transcriber/Arranger/Copyist
Client Chris Burgess


march 2016

After we worked together on The Reason I Shop Online in 2015, I collaborated with Katy Jane - a very talented actor and writer from Bath, UK - to produce this spoken word film on the subject of Easter.

Role Composer
Client Katy Jane


August 2015 - January 2016

It was an absolute pleasure to work with HTB Church's excellent video team again, building on the relationship that we began last year (see August 2014). These guys really value great quality video and that shines through in the work that we produced together.

Role Composer
Client HTB Church


JUNE 2015

I had great fun working with my friends over at LAITO on this short film, which we produced in 48 hours - from conception to delivery. It was great fun for me, getting to write such an epic score!

Role Composer
Director Rob Lainchbury, LAITO


feb - mar 2015

I was contracted to write original music for the Royal and Derngate's Youth Theatre production of Ben Ockrent's Hacktivists. The director, Ashley Elbourne, provided me with several starting points that had been suggested by the cast, such as the Super Mario Bros. intro.

Role Composer
Client Ashley Elbourne, the Royal & Derngate

Testimonial

"James has given full enthusiasm and commitment, each task he has undertaken he has excelled in and delivered very good results."

Ashley Elbourne, Director


Jan 2014 - jan 2015

In 2014 I had the opportunity to work on a new musical with composer/songwriter Chris Burgess. My role was to take the raw material of Chris' songs and turn all of his wonderful melodies into a demo-ready piano score. Over many months and afternoons sat together round the piano, the final piano score came together and Chris hopes to record a demo later in 2015.

Role Transcriber/Arranger/Copyist
Client Chris Burgess


August 2014

Last year was the first time that I wrote music for HTB Church in London on this project for their 24/7 prayer room. Working alongside the director, Kee Ramsorrun, we tweaked the sound and structure of the track to perfectly complement the excellent work of their video team.

Role Composer
Client Kee Ramsorrun, HTB Church


May 2014

I had a really great time working with THAT Property Group on a bespoke piece for a flythrough video of one of their new builds in Bournemouth. They gave me a clear stylistic idea to run with so that I could produce a track that immediately spoke to their audience.

Role Composer
Client THAT Group, London