Perfect Partners.

Peter Rotter and his entire team are perfect partners for the Music Department here at Warner Bros. Pictures. They are "big picture" people and I mean that literally and figuratively.

- PAUL BROUCEK, Music Executive, Warner Bros.

 

Peter not only has access to the best musicians around, but is also so creative and thoughtful in how he places players on a project.  He's become a great partner, and I can't imagine putting an ensemble together without him.

- JUSTIN HURWITZ

Composer: La La Land

Indispensable, Reliable & Joyful.

As composers,  Peter Rotter is an indispensable member of our creative team. His professionalism, and unique ability to contract the best players in Los Angeles, is second to none. He's reliable, efficient, and above all, the kind of person you don't mind working long hours with. Each member of his team is like a mirror image, embodying the same level of attentiveness and informed process. They all bring a joyful spirit to a project which is comforting knowing the workload. The sweetness is not only in working with them but also in getting to know them. 

- ADRIAN YOUNGE & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD

Composers: Luke Cage

 

Jasper did an amazing job organizing the large choruses that I used in “Avatar”. He is a true professional, with the gifts of being both a conductor and a wonderful vocalist contractor as well. Thank you so much for a job well done!

- JAMES HORNER

Composer: Avatar, Titanic, Braveheart

Versatility

Over a wide range of films, from the darkness of Disturbia, to the joy and hope of The Odd Life of Timothy Green, to the grand adventure of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Peter Rotter has always been there to build the best orchestra for the task at hand... Whether I've written something simple or an unconventional score, Peter Rotter has been the ultimate 'casting agent,' finding the perfect musicians to perform the music.

- GEOFF ZANELLI

Composer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Pacific

 

Peter Rotter is amazing artist when it comes to intuit the right group, soloists and even recording studio and engineers for a project. Never once have I heard the words "Sorry this is not my department" when at times clearly lines were blurred. Ultimately he cares about the composer, the project and helping put together the right team, no matter what budget level. Most recently, when he worked with me and Denzel Washington on Fences his input and advice have had a tremendous impact on the score and I can say he managed to turn something that was pretty good to begin with into a magnificent and unforgettable experience that I'll cherish for as long as I live.

-MARCELO ZARVOS

Composer: Fences

Working with Peter and his team is always a joy. From contracting large symphony orchestras through to finding the perfect specialist soloist, Peter facilitates a wonderful creative collaboration with the finest musicians, whilst providing an exceptional service either side of the recording dates. I’m looking forward very much to our continued work together in the years ahead.

- BENJAMIN WALLFISCH

Composer:  Hidden Figures, Lights Out

 

Secret Weapon.

Peter is my secret weapon and I cannot imagine making music without him. His organization, efficiency and proactive nature are unrivaled in this industry. I cannot endorse Peter and his wonderful staff enough.

- HARVEY MASON JR., Music Producer

 

I've worked with some great people in my time but none better than Peter Rotter. He is magnificent, never hesitating to go the extra mile to make sure everything on a session goes as smoothly as humanly possible. With an unflagging eye for detail he contracts musicians of the very finest quality, while remaining completely charming in every way. In short, I would unqualifyingly recommend him and his team to anyone. 

- JOBY TALBOT, Composer: SING

Making life easier!

Encompass Music Services has never let me down. For many years now, this company has introduced me to such great musicians that they're all now a part of my dream orchestra. The same goes for Jasper and the contracting of choirs and specialty singers. It's always been very musical and a lot fun. I can only thank them for making my life easier so I can be as creative as I can be.

- HEITOR PEREIRA

Composer: Despicable Me 3, Angry Birds, If I Stay, Smurfs 

From Start to Screen.

I have had the great fortune of working with Peter Rotter and his top-notch team for the formative years of my career. I am continually impressed by his passion and dedication to helping composers, from established industry veterans to up-and-comers such as myself. Peter and his team contribute to the production of my scores at every step of the journey: preparing budgets, booking studios, leading the exhilarating quest for a specialty soloist, and helping ensure producers are happy and comfortable during those high-pressure orchestral dates. Walking out to that podium, to be introduced by Peter to a studio filled with my favorite musicians, is the part of the job I look forward to the most.

- BEAR MCCREARY

Composer: 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Walking Dead, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

 

High Standards

Jasper’s choirs are top-notch in all departments. The poise and quality achieved by his choir on my score for Wolverine is a perfect example of his extraordinarily high standards.

- HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS

Composer: Live By Night, The Martian, The Chronicles of Narnia

 

I have been working with Peter Rotter for many years, and my experiences with {Encompass Music Partners} have been overwhelmingly positive. Peter and his team always respond promptly and cheerfully to any requests, and they work with a truly talented group of musicians to make sure the best are always playing for my sessions. The lines of communication are always open and they consistently accommodate the shifting schedule of the film music world. I strongly recommend Peter Rotter as a contractor, and know you will be as pleased with his services as I am.

- MARK ISHAM

Composer: American Crime, Once Upon A Time, The Lucky One, Miracle

Peter's name honestly comes to mind moments after I'm hired for a project. Through the frenzy usually involved in our industry, it's immensely comforting having Peter and his team put as much time, effort, and love into perfecting the sound of the score as I do as the composer. I'm grateful for Peter because he is much more than a contractor. He's a creative sounding board, an invaluable collaborator, a mentor, and simply: the best!

- KRIS BOWERS

Composer/Artist

 

Fostering an environment of musical possibilities

It is such a fantastic experience to work with Peter - he brings a love of the process which is both refreshing and inspiring. On THE BIG SHORT, Peter really helped us find the right ensemble to achieve our ideal sound. When you work with Peter, his passion for music shines through in everything he does. He truly cares about bringing people together and fostering an environment of musical possibilities. Peter and his team have a gift for enabling wonderful musical collaborations. I’m looking forward to our next project together!

- NICHOLAS BRITELL

Composer: Moonlight, The Big Short, Battle of the Sexes

 
 
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The quality of the singing on [Jaspers'] sessions has been first rate. And most importantly, he is as pleasant and professional a person to work with as you could hope for.

- TEDDY SHAPIRO

Composer: Tropic Thunder, Dinner for Schmucks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

 

Jasper helped bring our recent musicals to life, including 'Teen Beach Movie' and 'Let it Shine'. He assembled just the right blend of voices to create the diverse sounds of a '60s beach movie and a contemporary hip hop gospel choir. He is a tremendous partner both creatively and administratively, he makes it easy.

- STEVEN VINCENT

Disney Channel Worldwide

Jasper has the talent and depth to understand instinctively what is needed on any project. I always feel totally confident with his involvement.

- TREVOR RABIN

Composer: National Treasure 1 & 2, Armageddon, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

 

It is always a pleasure and stress relief to work with Jasper. He combines his knowledge of voice, broad catalog of singers, sympathetic talents as a musician and composer, appreciation for budgets, deadlines and general industry savvy to help me achieve what I’m hearing in my head. And he seems to do all of this effortlessly.

-BLAKE NEELY

Composer: Blindpost, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Pacific

 

Anything, Anytime

{Encompass} consistently books amazing musicians for my projects, but {they} do so much more than that. I don't even know where to start, basically anything I need at any time, Peter is there to help. And he does this because he really wants to help. That is what makes him special, you have his full support no matter what you need or what the circumstances are. He goes above and beyond project after project. I can't tell you how many times something has happened last minute and Peter is right there with solutions. His knowledge and experience are invaluable and I feel very lucky to have him on my team.

- STEVE JABLONSKY

Composer: Transformers 1-5, Deepwater Horizon, Desperate Housewives

 

We just recorded 'Wreck-It Ralph' with singers that Jasper booked. They sounded amazing, and were a joy to work with

- NICK GLENNIE-SMITH

Composer/Conductor

 

No Challenge Too Great...

In the complex and demanding world of film scoring, Jasper has proven time and again that there is no challenge too great in assembling the best choirs in the world.  From his creative direction down to the details of the paperwork, when Jasper is on the stage I know that I’m the very best hands.

- TOM MACDOUGALL

Vice President, Music - Walt Disney Animation

It is always a pleasure to work with Peter Rotter. The musicians he provides are second to none, and there is nothing either too big to ask of him, nor too small to escape his attention to detail.

- NICK GLENNIE-SMITH

Composer/Conductor: Secretariat, Home Alone 3, The Rock

...No Task Too Small

It is always a pleasure to work with Peter Rotter. The musicians he provides are second to none, and there is nothing either too big to ask of him, nor too small to escape his attention to detail.

- KAZUMA JINNOUCHI

Music Composer/Audio Director at Microsoft (343 Industries)

Peter is a great person to help you get the job done. No detail is too small or too large for him to handle! I count [Encompass] as an invaluable part of my team for scoring in LA.

- ALEX HEFFES

Composer: The Emperor, The Rite, Red Riding Hood

SUPPORTIVE.

Without question, I always turn to Peter Rotter and his team to help me bring my music to life. My trust and appreciation in them goes beyond words. Their personal care, top professionalism, extensive knowledge, unwavering support, and incredible resource of talented musicians make them my first call after landing a project. And after more than a decade in this fast-paced, stress-inducing industry, no one else calms my project nerves quite like [Encompass] can.

- BLAKE NEELY

Composer: The Arrow, Life as We Know It, The Pacific, The Mentalist

 

INSPIRING CONFIDENCE

Peter and his team are one of the most essential parts of my toolkit as a composer. Whether it's on a movie or TV show, whatever the size and scope of the project, I know that once we've discussed the parameters and the budget, it's taken care of and I don't have to worry about it any more. From there I know he'll move with the flow of things should the director's creative needs or the studio's needs change; and that peace of mind is essential when I have a million and one other things to take care of, not least of all the writing!

But the best part is that as soon as you tell a studio or producer that your contractor is Peter Rotter, they all breathe a sigh of relief because his name inspires confidence backed up by decades of experience and flawlessly delivered projects. That allows me to focus where I should be focused - on being creative. [Encompass] are an indispensable part of my team.

- FIL EISLER

Composer: Empire, ChiPS, Newtown, To the Bone

"Calm within the storm."

Over the many years I have known and worked with Peter, he has been a constant source of support and encouragement throughout all the pressures and stress one typically encounters while scoring a film. Even on enormous projects such as Spiderman 3, he is the calm within the storm - always ready with solutions even before the problems arise. Simply put, there is no one better at what he does. Most importantly, I consider him not only my contractor, but my friend.

- CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

Composer: Spiderman 3, When in Rome, The Uninvited

 

Raising the Bar

Jasper single-handedly changed the landscape of choir recording for film scores in Los Angeles. His singers are all experienced in a choral setting (not a group of soloists) and thus their blend helps them sound like an even bigger group than you expected. Since he has been working with them for years now on film scores, the group also knows the drill of how we record. An added bonus is his conducting - Jasper will help produce the vocal results we are looking for on film scores by being proactive in directing the choir.

- CASEY STONE

Scoring Mixer: X-Men: Apocalypse, Frozen, The Hangover

 

Taking Care of Clients

Peter and his team have been part of my scoring process for more than a decade. The musicians we work with are world class and he's always available for a question or referral. He's a gentleman and a genuinely great guy, and I always feel very well taken care of. 

- CHRISTOPHE BECK

Composer: The Hangover 1,2 & 3, The Muppets, Under the Tuscan Sun

 

I have known Peter since 2006. When I was super inexperienced, he helped me know where to look. Since then, it has been a blessing to work with somebody who is so passionate about music and musicians. With Peter I always have the best performances. I have gotten to know all these wonderful players, engineers and conductors and orchestrators. With Peter at the helm I feel confident every time I finish a score! I am happy that I can call him a good friend!

- Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL

Composer: Justice League, The Dark Tower, Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road

Breaking Down Barriers

For people who live in countries outside the United States like us, working with Hollywood could be intimidating, but working with Peter Rotter has been smooth and easy. And Peter is Hollywood! His dedication and commitment is such that he can almost make the impossible happen.

- DANIEL MONTEVERDE

President & CEO, Arriba Entertainment Inc.

JOYOUS.

When recording the score to a lower budget indie film, you have zero margin for error; dollars lost due to mistakes or incorrect budget estimates come out of your pocket. I've used [Encompass Music Partners] on films and games of widely ranging budgets and demands, and never once even worried about it. Thanks to them, recording is joyous and the musicianship you get is world class.

- AUSTIN WINTORY

Composer: Journey, Captain Abu Raed

 

Always an enormous pleasure working with Peter - unafraid of challenge and complication, he goes the extra mile every time, with thoroughness and total engagement throughout every part of the process….

- MARIUS DE VRIES

 

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Confident. Friendly. Professional.

It is always a pleasure working alongside Peter Rotter and his incredible team on the various projects I do each year. I find in Peter a confident, friendly, consummate professional who is always available as a partner to make my life and the lives of both our filmmakers and composers stress and worry free!

- RANDY SPENDLOVE

President of Music, Paramount Pictures

 

Authentic Care.

I've been working with Peter for quite a few years now. Whether my film was a low budget indie or a higher profile studio film, I always felt like my project was his highest priority and his business catered to my exact needs. He really puts his heart into the work he does. Not only does that ensure the top quality musicians and performances, but he makes me feel like everything is taken care of so that I can focus purely on the composing. I'm grateful for his guidance, expertise, and most of all his unwavering support on every scoring project we've done together.

- DEBBIE LURIE

Composer: Fun Size, Katy Perry: Part of Me, Footloose, Dear John

 

The musical dream teams are just the beginning... there are so many reasons I love working with Peter and his incredible crew. He's at the top of his field, and yet so down-to-earth and generous with his wisdom and guidance. He is sincerely and selflessly dedicated to your success, and delivers every single time. It just doesn't get any better than working with Peter.

- ROBERT DUNCAN

Composer: Timeless, Castle, The Whispers

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Putting together a top-notch orchestra and a first class crew is a difficult task at best, and often, due to difficult schedules, simply impossible. But "impossible" is a word missing from Peter's vocabulary. His ability to assemble a fantastic and synergistic group of people is truly astounding; no one else does it better. And as if that weren't enough, Peter and his team actually invest of themselves: they care, and oftentimes that personal involvement, that unique touch is the difference between a good product and a great one. Peter has always delivered beyond my expectations. I trust him completely, and it is my great pleasure to recommend him without reservation.

- LOUIS FEBRE

Composer: Smallville, Swimfan, The Fugitive

 

Profound & Honest Love for Music.

I find in Peter an amazingly committed person and a super resourceful professional. He's generous to the project and supportive to the composer and he will look for every possible way to help him elevate his work to the highest level possible. But above all, his profound and most honest love for music, his deep sensitivity and understanding of the needs of each particular project as much as the needs of each individual composer at whatever stage he finds himself - these rare qualities, nowadays - make me want to share with him the wonderful adventure of every new musical production.

- FEDERICO JUSID

Composer: The Secret in Their Eyes

 

Peter Rotter is a supreme professional in a most demanding vocation: contractor of studio musicians. His unparalleled experience and knowledge of musical styles, musicians' skills, scoring workflow and client demands is a great asset to his composer clients. In addition, Peter is a warm, dedicated, supportive colleague who genuinely cares about the interests of his clients and makes them feel like he's got their back. During scoring sessions, I've observed Peter in situations of crisis where instant decisions had to be made and enormous budgets were at stake. He remained gracious, calm, friendly and supportive while acting instantly to rectify other people's omissions. He earned my profound respect and admiration for his ability to resolve such situations in a most professional and level-headed manner. Subsequently, I hired him to contract the musicians on my debut instrumental album and he took exceptional care of the project, giving me an experience to cherish and performances of the highest level.

- PENKA KOUNEVA

Co-Composer: Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands; Orchestrator: Gears of War 2 & 3, Transformers 1,2 & 3

 

Peter and his crew are always so attentive, and are more than just a contractor to me. From organising my first ever session in LA for Disney in the Eastwood Studios, to smaller sessions for things like Limitless, the thing I love the most is that Peter is always there to give me advice on so many aspects of a musician’s life. He’s a fountain of all knowledge, and makes sessions just go so easily. It’s one less headache for me knowing that whatever players he organises, I know they’re going to kick ass.

- PAUL LEONARD MORGAN

Composer: Limitless, Dredd, The Numbers Station

 

We at Breakwater Studios count ourselves lucky to have partnered with Peter since 2010 on all of our sessions. Peter and his team are not only an essential part of our filmmaking family, their process and demeanor represent the high water mark for a business service in a creative field, so good in fact they are worthy of study. Their total knowledge of every aspect of music contracting, reverence and deep understanding of the creative process, unbelievably smooth and responsive customer experience and perhaps best of all, their access to the greatest musicians on the face of the planet at the drop of a hat, make Encompass Music Partners' offerings very simply - the best in the world. 

-BEN PROUFOOT

CEO, Founder of Breakwater Studios

 

 

 

 

 

Working with Peter is an absolute pleasure - his entire crew is professional, helpful, and considerate. Peter's an invaluable member of my scoring team. Working with Jasper and his choir is [also] an absolute pleasure. Their sound and professionalism are superb. I can't wait to work with them again soon.

- HENRY JACKMAN

Composer: Captain Phillips, Wreck-It Ralph, X-Men First Class, Winnie the Pooh

First Class Ally

I've had the privilege to work with Peter Rotter on several occasions and each time it's been a great experience. First off, the musicianship of his players is second to none (!) and the organizational side is handled with such effortless mastery that you never feel stressed or have to worry about anything other than making music. Simply put, Peter is someone I consider a great ally and a true friend, his operation is absolutely first class and his people a joy to work with!

- ATLI ÖRVARSSON

Composer: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Vantage Point

 

I’ve always found Peter to be a patient, accommodating ally in the scoring process. From seeking out key musicians to helping fill a room with unbelievable talent, Peter and his team are always a calm center from which to plan and assemble a recording session.

- JOSEPH BISHARA

Composer: The Conjuring 1&2, Annabelle

 

Peter Rotter secured the greatest players in the business for my recording sessions for Jack Reacher. He made sure I had everything I needed as composer and conductor to get the best performances for the score, and was a nice guy to boot. I can't wait to work with him again.

- JOE KRAEMER

Composer: Jack Reacher, Way of the Gun

 

Happy Orchestras Make Good Music.

It's easy for a composer to be fooled into thinking that all of these wonderful musicians showed up at the session because they respect and want to work with him or her. Not true. They show up because they respect and want to work with that contractor. Peter Rotter is respected by all the top players. They want to work with him and it shows in their playing and their attitudes. An unhappy orchestra will not give you the performance you want. Peter makes sure that the players and the composer feel protected, safe and he helps to create an environment where musical magic can happen.

- RICHARD BELLIS

Composer/Director of the ASCAP Scoring Workshop

 

I've been working with Peter since he first became a musician contractor and have been consistently impressed by his professionalism, positive attitude, and overall knowledge of the Los Angeles musician community. I look forward to doing many more films with him!

- MARCO BELTRAMI

Composer: A Good Day to Die Hard, The Hurt Locker, 3:10 to Yum

PROBLEM SOLVING.

It has been my pleasure to work with Peter and his amazing staff on all of my projects for the last several years... He is a consummate professional during sessions and his staff is fantastic at aiding both musicians and producers in making sure contracts are accurately submitted and payments are timely made and received. What sets Peter apart from other contractors in my opinion is his ability to start with a fixed budget or composer package and find a way to create a recording scenario where you are able to achieve the exact sound you need without going over budget. Only a contractor with amazing relationships with the top musicians, studios, orchestrators and copyists can achieve those results time and time again for their clients and Peter Rotter has always delivered that for me.

- GRETCHEN O'NEIL

Artist Manager

 

After carefully weighing my contracting options for recording film scores in Los Angeles, the choice to work with [Encompass Music Partners} was a clear and easy one. Peter and his team offer an unparalleled level of expertise and experience, and their ability to execute all aspects of the scoring session with a level of professionalism that has exceeded my expectations. Their desire to fully understand - and anticipate - my needs as a composer, their access to highly specialized musical talent, and their willingness to go the extra mile to deliver sets them apart in their field. I'm able to head into my scoring sessions completely confident in the knowledge that the experience will be seamless and the results outstanding, and I look forward to many more years of creative collaboration with Peter and his team.

- LAURENT EYQUEM

Composer: Copperhead, Winnie, A Million Colours, La Peur de L’eau

 

I can’t say enough great things about Peter Rotter.  Working with him and his team is an absolute joy.  Even the most intense live record sessions are a pleasure. With Peter in the house I know I'm completely covered and will be surrounded by the absolute best in the business. Equally important, he never loses sight that we are there to create, to make music and have fun.  This is felt by all involved and definitely translates in what we produce. I have seen Peter and his team pull together massive sessions with little or no notice… Everything always goes off without a hitch and it is no wonder to me that the biggest names in the business look to Peter for all of their scoring needs.  Peter's own musical acumen as a talented composer, producer and conductor bring even more to the table as as it is great to have his input in the booth.  Finally Peter is a devoted family man and so dedicated to the welfare of the music community at large. Even with the long hours he works he always makes time to raise up those around him.

- MICHAEL GATT

Composer for SyFy’s Blood Drive, Illumination studios shorts for Minions, Sing and Secret Life of Pets