Bradley is a composer who creates unique electro-acoustic music, often composing for live ensembles. He writes for EMI Production Music and 2nd Foundation Music and works in production teams for Film/T.V./Library composers including: Steven Price, Daryl Griffith, Patrick Doyle, and Sheridan Tongue. He has developed a wide range of skills, and lends his hand to session producing, editing, and orchestration. Bradley is also co-founder/director of 2nd Foundation Music.
During 2015, Bradley worked alongside Daryl Griffith on their Production Music Library – 2nd Foundation Music. He produced a multitude of recording sessions in a variety of countries. Bradley was also the Music Programmer on Patrick Neil Doyle’s score to “Kepler’s Dream”, recorded at Air-Edel studios. Later in the year, 2nd Foundation launched in Australia, USA, and the UK. Amongst the first 8 albums was Bradley’s album “Mangled Acoustics” (an album using a chamber ensemble from which synths and drums were manufactured to accompany the acoustic composition). Also, 2nd Foundation Music’s title album “Modern Hybrid Scoring” was released, co-composed with Daryl Griffith, showcasing a genre overlapping their styles of composition. Bradley began working for Oscar-winner Steven Price editing the sessions for his score to BBC’s The Hunt, produced by Silverback Films and recorded at Abbey Road by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
2014 has seen Bradley work as an integral part of many music teams. He worked with Composer Patrick Doyle on his score for the BBC Documentary “Enchanted Kingdoms”. Bradley has also written three further albums for EMI Production Music: Atmospheres, Intrigue and Investigation, and Drama Drones. These disparate albums have quickly found their place on a diverse variety of programmes. Bradley composed the score to the advertising campaign for Libertine Magazine, a fresh new magazine highlighting the achievements of iconic current women. He also composed the score for a short film “Footprints in the Sand”, which features fantastic vistas and a poignant message. Later in the year Bradley worked on a number of feature films and biopics, including Legend of Longwood, score by Patrick Neil Doyle, The Man, Le Mans, score by Jim Copperthwaite and selected for Festival de Cannes, and Cinderella, score by Patrick Doyle. Throughout, Bradley has been overseeing production of 2nd Foundation Music’s oeuvre, involving producing orchestral sessions, and writing two albums, one with co-founder Daryl Griffith.
In 2013, Bradley edited the music on EMI’s album Epic World (composed by Daryl Griffith), and acted as mastering consultant on the EMI albums Boutique Festival and Cinematic Deep South. His piece Spitalfields, was performed by the Ligeti Quartet for its premiere. This piece was later awarded the David Lovett Composition Prize. In the Summer, Bradley graduated from the Tonmeister Course with First Class Honours. In the Autumn, Bradley edited an album of Trailer music for EMI. The Choir, Strings, and Brass were all recorded in Studio 22, Budapest Radio. Later that year, Bradley was Producer and Editor for another high-profile EMI Production Music album recorded at Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, composed by Daryl Griffith.
In 2012, Bradley edited the music for the sixteenth season of Silent Witness , and the second season of DCI Banks. Bradley also began writing production music for EMI, on the Cinematic Tension album. He continued to write tracks for 2 albums on another label, Model Music.
Bradley started working with Sheridan Tongue in 2011, programming music for Silent Witness and DCI Banks. He arranged a String Quartet for Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking based on a theme written by Sheridan.
In 2009, Bradley assisted in the orchestrations of The Prisoner (music by Rupert Gregson-Williams), and orchestrated (alongside Daryl Griffith and Alastair King) BBC 4’s Enid Blyton (score by Nicholas Hooper). He also scored the short animation titledThe Model Maker, a film produced and directed by Phillip Wood, and recorded overdubs for various adverts for companies including HSBC and Kit-Kat. He began studying on the Tonmeister Course at the University of Surrey and composed scores to short films titled Dhama and Concrete Castles.
In 2008, Bradley worked as orchestrator’s assistant on two feature films; Bedtime Stories (Disney, score by Rupert Gregson Williams) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Warner Brothers, score by Nicholas Hooper). Later, he worked as composer’s assistant to Daryl Griffith, who composed the music to the Bailey’s sponsorship of Film on 4, shown on Channel 4, E4, Film 4 and also with a cinematic release.
2007 saw Bradley work with Portland Rise, mixing and mastering their album Chasing Air EP. He worked as composer’s assistant on the short film, Reunion, with a score by Daryl Griffith, which was shown at Cannes. He was also the Music Editor on another short film titled Hourglass. Towards the end of the year, he worked on the two-act ballet Angelina Ballerina’s Star Performance, which has extensively toured the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Republic. Later on that year, Bradley was the music recording engineer for the DVD release of this ballet.
Whilst studying for his A-Levels, he assisted composer Daryl Griffith, learning composition, orchestration and notation skills. In 2006, Bradley worked alongside Daryl preparing the orchestral material for Prime Suspect VII: The Final Act – BAFTA award winning music composed by Nicholas Hooper. He also acted as composer’s assistant on a KPM double-album titled Our Grand Designs – music composed by Daryl Griffith, and recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1. Bradley also helped to prepare the orchestral material for Arcade Fire’s album Neon Bible.