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Birthdate
Oct 14, 1986
Birthplace
Indiana, United States
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58 votes for 20 albums
Credited works
24 albums in database
3 composer credits
24 arranger credits
4 performer credits
0 lyricist credits

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Josh Barron comes from a small rural town in Indiana and has been composing and arranging music since 2002. His music started as classical and in recent years his music has expanded to pop, folk, world, and even electronica and rock. In 2015, Josh released a classical album called The ETHEReal String Project and joined the Materia Collective as an arranger. Since then, he co-founded an acoustic folk supergroup called The Travelers VGM and has worked to bring high quality productions to the game audio community.

Even at an early age, Josh was involved in learning about music. He played trumpet in the high school band program which led him to his interest of composing. During this formative time, he arranged a track for OneUp Studios' Xenogears Light as well as an Unofficial Kingdom Hearts Piano Collection. After graduating, Josh stayed active in the band department and arranged video game pieces for the band. It wasn't until 2015, until Josh decided he would commit fully to composition and arrangement.

Currently, Josh is continuing to expand his musical understanding. In 2017 and 2018 alone, Josh has written two multi-movement concert works for string orchestra, arranged and produced multiple tracks for Materia Collective releases, and co-arranged/co-produced seven releases (2 albums, 3 EPs, and 2 singles). He is actively pursuing a video game composer career and still has 3 unannounced releases for 2018. Josh's music is on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, Google, Amazon, and Soundcloud.

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Discography

2005

02.08 Xenogears Light | an arranged album OUS-003 Arranger

2006

08.07 Chrono Cross Piano Collection N/A Arranger

2015

??.?? The ETHEReal String Project EP N/A Arranger
07.28 The ETHEReal String Project N/A Composer, Arranger
10.09 MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed MCOL-0001 Arranger

2016

02.11 SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed MCOL-0002 Arranger, Performer
03.18 NIBEL: Ori and the Blind Forest Remixed MCOL-0003 Arranger
06.23 MOBIUS: Sonic the Hedgehog Remixed MCOL-0005 Arranger
07.15 VERSUS MCOL-0006 Arranger
08.19 MULTIPLAYER III: WAVE MPCH-003 Arranger
09.29 Tribute Album 64 N/A Arranger
11.04 Song Cycle: The History of Video Games MCOL-0011 Arranger
11.04 Song Cycle: The History of Video Games (Karaoke Accompaniment) MCOL-0012 Arranger
12.25 Winterhearth N/A Arranger

2017

01.27 The Travelers MCOL-0022 Composer, Arranger
02.23 Aontacht N/A Composer, Arranger
03.31 Prelude to a Fantasy MCOL-0029 Arranger
07.31 Amhrán Ársa (Oldsong from Pillars of Eternity) N/A Arranger
08.18 SPIRA: Music from Final Fantasy X (Besaid Mix) MCOL-0040-B Arranger, Performer
10.06 Ode to the Lovers MCOL-0057 Arranger

2018

03.16 Heart of the Forest MCOL-0089 Arranger
05.25 FATE: A Tribute to Majora's Mask MCOL-0110 Arranger
12.07 OMEGA: A Tribute to Xenogears MCOL-0163 Arranger, Performer
12.07 OMEGA: A Tribute to Xenogears MCOL-0163-CD Arranger, Performer

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