I’m James, a composer and producer based in London.
I make solo work, and I also write music for film and theatre.
In July 2017 I released my debut solo record, Gaslight, on Moderna Records. It's an album of lo-fi, minimalist, instrumental music. It made Headphone Commute’s best of 2017 list. I’m currently working on the second, material from which I played in a solo show at Somerset House in 2019, as part of Nabihah Iqbal’s Glory to Sound series.
I’m also the Head of Music at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, where I composed the score to Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Matthew Dunster, in summer 2017, and more recently Hamlet and As You Like It, in summer 2018, and 2019.
I composed and produced the music for the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's play A Very Very Very Dark Matter, which ran at The Bridge Theatre, London, until 2019. The play features Tom Waits as narrator.
My work in film includes music for Open Palm FIlms, Shape History, Major Tom Productions, and others.
I’m originally from Birmingham and studied music at Oxford University, where I graduated in 2011.