Art is a Necessity.


Art is a Necessity.


Trent Moriarty is an orchestral composer who is best known for his soundtrack of The Forgotten City, an expansion mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The first video game mod ever to win a Writers Guild Award and played by over 1.8 million people, the soundtrack was often praised by fans and the press. PC GAMER lauded that “You’re in good hands when it comes to the score.”

Trent showed an early interest in music, eagerly attending symphony concerts with his family. He began composing at a young age on the piano and later began studying orchestration. He cites some of his musical influences as being Mozart, Jeremy Soule, Howard Shore, Wagner, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Debussy, and Joe Hisaishi.

Outside of music, Trent is deeply passionate about psychology and the history of art. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington.



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Regarded as one of the best mods ever made, The Forgotten City surpassed the expectations of everyone involved. Amassing over 1.8 million downloads and the first mod ever to win a Writers Guild Award, the soundtrack was often regarded as being integral to creating the melancholic atmosphere for which the mod is known.


Trailer for The Forgotten City (Original Mod Soundtrack). Since this video was released over 1.8 million people have played the mod!

The original orchestral soundtrack of The Forgotten City mod for Skyrim is now available on Spotify and Tidal! Trent also talks about his plans moving forward.

New Music

An early sneak-peek! This is an orchestral sketch for choir and orchestra.



“You’re in good hands when it comes to the score.” -PC Gamer

Read the full article here.

“A hauntingly beautiful score.” -Emily Reese

Listen to the podcast interview here.

“It’s so cinematic as well, especially the custom composed soundtrack.” -MXR Mods

Watch the episode here.

Trent Moriarty and Nick James Pearce interviewed on Elder Scrolls Off The Record.

Listen to the podcast here.



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