My Background

Roger Bolton is a classically-trained composer, orchestrator and music producer. His first job was working as a music technologist for Peter Gabriel’s company ‘Syco’ and then became the European Product Specialist for the Fairlight Series III Computer Musical Instrument.
In 1986 Roger was credited as ‘Additional Music’ on Hans Zimmer’s first Hollywood movie and programmed all the songs. Since then he has scored over 300 films, drama episodes, documentaries and title sequences for the BBC, The National Geographic, Channel Four, Discovery and the BFI. These include David Attenborough’s ‘The Lost Gods of Easter Island’, ‘The Blue Planet’ and themes for ‘999’, The Young Musician of the Year, The Natural World, Question Time and The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.
Roger has toured playing keyboards with Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), played Viola on Marc Bolan’s ‘Dance in the Midnight’ album and drums on the theme for the BBC’s ‘Sounds of the Sixties’. World music is a particular interest having worked with Youssou N’Dour / Peter Gabriel (Senegal), Jayac (Ecuador), Joji Hirota (Japan), Sen Gupta (India), The Blood Brothers (Uganda), Catherine Lara (France) also Ruby Turner (Only Women Bleed), Malcolm McLaren / Jeff Beck (Waltz Darling), Manu Katche (About Time) and Rachel Portman (Oranges are Not the Only Type of Fruit and Jim Henson’s ‘Monster Maker’).
Roger’s music has been recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Metropolitan Orchestra (also the conductor), the City of Prague Orchestra, the Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. His current interests are psychoacoustics, tuning temperaments, prosody, synaestheisa, ‘predictive frequency composition’, playing church organs / drum kit and fly fishing at any given opportunity.
A selection of Roger’s BBC title sequences can be heard here: Roger Bolton Soundcloud

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