I’m James, a composer and producer based in London.
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, and has been played on NTS, KEXP and Radio 1. 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 also do a lot of work in theatre and film. Recently 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.
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 - all at Shakespeare’s Globe.
I’m originally from Birmingham and studied music at Oxford University, where I graduated in 2011.