EDMUND BUTT – COMPOSER

An experimentalist and highly experienced composer, producer, collaborator and performer, Ed continues to push boundaries in the electronic and classical spheres, creating music that’s fresh, powerful and beautifully crafted.


Landmark projects include:

Life in Squares

Dalíland

The Miracle Club

Chapter Two

In The Flesh

Life On Mars

An Adventure In Space and Time

Afterlife

Yellowstone

The Dark

A true collaborator, Ed has acted as Musical Director for the likes of Madonna, Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs and Sir George Martin, and continues to work with young contemporary artists, creating experimental music for their installations. His recent collaborations with Sir Tim Rice have earned him an Ivor Novello  and 2 RTS award nominations.

Ed was a chorister at both Hampton Court Palace and St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.  He won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he was honored to be awarded the Countess of Munster Scholarship to further his studies in composition & violin in New York & Japan.

Edmund has performed with many of the world’s finest orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, LSO, BBC Symphony,  Chicago Symphony,  Philharmonia and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Awards

2023

Hollywood Music in Media Awards – nominated – ‘Daliland’
Independent Film   Best Original Scorenominated – ‘Daliland’

2022

Florence Film Awards – WonBest Original Score – ‘Chapter Two’

2021

  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards – Nominated –Night on Earth’
  • Vancouver International Film Awards – WON – Best Original Score – Chaper Two’

2016

  • Portsmouth International Film Festival – Nominated – Best Score – The Prowler’
  • Ivor Novello Awards – Nominated – Best Score – From Darkness’

2015

  • Ivor Novello Awards – Nominated – Best Score – The Suspicions of Mr Whicher’
  • Royal Television Society Awards – Nominated – Best Score –From Darkness’
  • Royal Television Society Awards – Nominated – Best Title Music –From Darkness’

2012

  • Royal Television Society Awards – Nominated – Best Score – Without You’

2011

  • Royal Television Society Awards – Nominated – Best Score – Garrow’s Law’
  • Cult TV Awards – Won Best Score – Survivors’
  • Cult TV Awards – Won Best Score – Ashes to Ashes’

2009

  • Royal Television Society Awards – Won – Best Score –Yellowstone’
  • International Film Music Critics Awards – Nominated – Best Score – ‘Yellowstone’
  • Broadcast Awards – Won – Best Score – Yellowstone

2007

  • Cult TV Awards – Nominated – Best Score – Life On Mars’

Credits

TEMPLEAbsurda
Director: Michael Barrett
Producer: Eric Bassett, Neal Edelstein, Shinya Egawa, Mike Macari
THE WAITING ROOMBright Pictures
Director: Roger Goldby
Producer: Sarah Sulick
Starring: Anne Marie Duff, Rupert Graves, Ralph Little
TRUE NORTHAriel Films/BBC Films
Director: Steve Hudson
Producers: Sonja Ewers, David Thompson, David Collins
THE DARK Impact Pictures/Miramax/Constantin
Director: John Fawcett
Producer: Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson
REVELATIONRomulus Films
Director: Stuart Urban
Producer: Jonathan Woolf
CLUB LAMONDEScreen Production Associates
Director: Simon Rumley
Producer: Piers Jackson
DEAD BOLT DEADIt's All Right Ma Productions
Director: James Rogan
Producer: Paul de Villiers
24 HOURS IN LONDONOne World Films
Director: Alexander Finbow
Producer: Fergal McGrath
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADOA.K.A. Pizazz
Director/Co-Producer: Mario Cavalli
BANCROFT
ITV Studios
Director: John Hayes
Producer: Kate Brook
Starring: Sarah Parish, Faye Marsay
FROM DARKNESSBBC
Director: Dominic Leclerc
Producer: Helen Ziegler
Starring: Johnny Harris, Richard Rankin, Luke Newberry, Anne-Marie Duff
*Ivor Novello Award Nomination 2016: Best Television Soundtrack*
*RTS Award Nomination 2016: Best Original Title*
*RTS Award Nomination 2016: Best Original Score*
COLD FEET(Series 6,7 & 8)
ITV/Big Talk Productions
Directors: Terry McDonough, Jamie Jay Johnson, Louise Hooper, Juliet May
Producers; Rebecca Ferguson, Lis Steele
MIDWINTER OF THE SPIRITITV
Director: Richard Clark
Producer: Phil Collinson
Starring: Anne-Maxwell Martin, David Threlfall
LIFE IN SQUARES Ecosse Films / Bloomsbury Films / BBC
Directors: Simon Kaijser
Producer: Rhonda Smith
Starring: Jack Davenport, James Norton, Al Weaver, Lucy Boynton, Edmund Kingsley
THE SUSPICIONS OF MR. WHICHER (Series 2, 3 & 4)
Hat Trick Productions
Directors: David Blair, Geoffrey Sax
Producer: Rob Bullock, David Boulter
*Ivor Novello Award Nomination 2015: Best Television Soundtrack*
THE SMOKE Kudos / Sky
Directors: Mike Barker, Samule Donovan, Julian Holmes Producer: Chris Fry
Starring: Jamie Bamber
AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIMEBBC
Directors: Terry McDonough
Producer: Matt Strevens
Starring: Brian Cox, David Bradley, Leslie Manville,
Reece Shearsmith
IN THE FLESHSeries 1 & 2
BBC
Directors: Johnny Campbell, Jim O’Hanlon, Damon Thomas, Alice Troughton
Producer: Ann Harrison Baxter, John Rushton
LEAVINGRed Productions
Director: Gaby Dellal
Producer: Juliet Charlesworth
Starring: Helen McRory, Callum Turner
COMBAT HOSPITAL Sienna Films, Artists Studio, Lookout Point
Directors: Chris Menaul, Ian B Macdonald, Stephen Reynolds, Helen Shaver, Paul Unwin
Producer: Michael J Maschio
Starring: Luke Mably, Elias Koteas
WITHOUT YOUSally Head Productions / ITV
Director: Tim Fywell
Producer: Nigel Marchant
Starring: Anna Friel
Nominated for RTS Craft Award for Best Original Title Theme 2012
CASE SENSITIVEHat Trick / ITV
Director: Charles Martin / John Strickland
Producer: Chris Hall, Rob Bullock
Starring: Olivia Williams, Darren Boyd, Rupert Graves
COME RAIN COME SHINEITV
Director: David Drury
Producer: Jeff Pope
Starring: Alison Steadman, Kelly Bright
GARROW'S LAWTwenty Twenty/Shed Media Scotland/BBC
Director: Peter Lydon
Producer: Dominic Barlow
Starring: Andrew Buchan, Alun Armstrong, Lyndsey Marshal
Royal Television Society Craft & Design Award 2011: Best Original Score
YELLOWSTONE BC2
Executive Producer: Mike Gunton
Series Producer: Andrew Murray
*Royal Television Society Craft & Design Award 2009: Best Original Score*
*IFMCA Nomination 2009: Best Original Score for Television*
*Broadcast Nomination 2009: Best TV Score*
SURVIVORS (Series 1 & 2)BBC
Director: John Alexander
Executive Producers: Susan Hogg, Adrian Hodges
Producer: Hugh Warren
Starring: Max Beesley, Julie Graham, Freema Agyeman
ASHES TO ASHES Series 1, 2 & 3Kudos / BBC
Directors: Johnny Campbell/Billie Eltringham/Catherine Morshead
Porducer: Beth Willis
MISTRESSES Series 1, 2 & 3BBC / Ecosse
Director: S.J. Clarkson / Peter Hoar
Producer: Lowri Glain
DIARY OF A NOBODYClerkenwell Films
Director: Susannah White
Producers: Murray Ferguson
Starring Hugh Bonneville.
BON VOYAGEBox TV/ITV
Director: John Fawcett
Producer: Jake Lushington
LOSING ITClerkenwell Films/ITV
Director: Ben Bolt
Producer: Murray Ferguson
LIFE ON MARS Series 1 & 2Kudos/BBC
Directors: Bharat Nalluri, John McKay
Producer: Claire Parker
SECRET SMILEGranada
Director: Chris Menaul
Producer: Jake Lushington
AFTERLIFE Series 1 & 2Clerkenwell Films/ITV
Directors: Maurice Phillips, Charles Beeson, Martyn Friend
Producers: Murray Ferguson, John Hannah
SEA OF SOULS Series 2 & 3BBC/Sony Television
Director: Maurice Phillipps
Producer: Stephen Garwood
WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOURBBC
Director: John Jones
Producer: Pier Wilkie
INDIAN DREAMRed Productions/BBC
Director: Roger Goldy
Producer: Eleanor Green
SILENT TREATMENTH3O Productions/Channel 4
Director: Peter Lydon
ARE YOU LOOKING AT MEBBC1 Drama
Director: Alrick Riley
Producer: Ewan Marshall
TRUST Box TV/BBC
Directors: John Strickland, Phillipa Langdale, Nick Laughland
Producer: Jake Lushington
MURPHY'S LAW Series 1, 2 & 3Tiger Aspect/BBC
Directors: Peter Lydon, Menhaj Hudz, Maurice Phillips
Producer: Sanne Wohlenberg
JEFFREY ARCHER - THE TRUTHHat Trick/BBC
Director: Guy Jenkin
Producer: Chrissy Skins
AMERICAN EMBASSYFox TV
US Series
Exec Producer: Danny DeVito
STRETFORD WIVESBBC
Director: Peter Webber
Producer: Kate Bartlett
MEN ONLYWorld Productions/Channel 4
Director: Peter Webber
Producer: Jake Lushington
DO OR DIESky/Southern Star/Warner Sisters
Director: Rowan Woods
Producer: Lavinia Warner
ANCIENT EGYPTIANSChannel 4
Director: Tony Mitchell
Producer: Ben Goold
WITHOUT YOUBBC
Director: Julian Simpson
Producer: Paul Rutman
MENACEGreenlit Productions/Channel 5
Director: Bill Eagles
Producer: Gill Green
TABLE 12World Productions
Various Directors
Producer: Jake Lushington
HEADLESS Sanctuary Films/Channel 5
Director: Tony McHale
Producer: Matthew Kuipers
RESIDENTSBBC
Director: Peter Lydon, Richard Heslop
Producer: Pier Wilkie
Numerous commissions from BSkyB including Music for the Oscars (Sky Premiere) & Millennium Movies, a 15 part series for Richard Attenborough, as well as music for chatshows, idents, adverts (Sky Digital), and the Sky Pictures Film Logo. He also scored the symphonic ident for Walt Disney International.
MADONNANumerous tours, including MD for Brixton Academy Concert and MTV Awards in Milan.
PUFF DADDYMTV & Brit Awards
THE CORRSBrit Awards
SIR GEORGE MARTINOrchestral leader for 'In My Life' album.
MERLINHallmark Entertainment
A SOLDIER'S DAUGHTERMerchant Ivory
DESPERATE MEASURESTri Star Pictures
DARK CITYNew Line Films
THE COURTESANWarner/Regency

Education:

Hampton Court Palace – Chorister

Windsor Castle – Chorister

Charterhouse School – Music scholar

Royal College of music – Violin scholar

Julliard School – Violin

Early Awards:

The Benjamin Britten Award

The International Yammaha music competition

The Martin trust Gold medal

The Countess of Munster Award [twice]

The Dorothy Coates Award

The Queen Elizabeth Bursary

The N.H.K Japanese Television Award