James Sizemore is a composer and music editor known for his work producing music for films ranging from “The Hobbit” trilogy to “Spotlight”.

Recent projects include producing the score for “Pieces of A Woman” and “Funny Boy”, winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Score. The newest album While Being was released in spring 2020.



James Sizemore is a composer and music editor with notable credits in film and television. James’ music ranges from the additional music in the family film A Dog’s Purpose, to adding string arrangements to M Night Shamylan’s dark film Split.

James arranged and produced the score for the award winning film Spotlight. Previously James spent 3 years working with director Peter Jackson and composer Howard Shore, orchestrating and arranging the music for The Hobbit Trilogy.

With a versatile background in many musical styles, he has ranged from the big broadway musical numbers written for the recent OJ:The Musical  to the ambient soundscapes heard in David Cronenberg’s films Maps to the Stars and Cosmopolis. His versatility can also be heard in Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater, where ethnic Persian soloists intermingle with hip-hop and rock influences.

James is an Artist in Residence at Bard Music Conservatory, teaching a course on film music. He has also served on the faculty of New York University and the City University of New York. He lives in the Hudson Valley, NY with his wife and daughters.


Movement Centers

Movement Centers

The lead single, Movement Centers, from my new album of piano works is out today. Every friday a new single will be released, each one showcasing a particular musical puzzle. See the videos below to see how the piece was constructed, and to admire the audio reactive...

New Album of Piano Works

New Album of Piano Works

Adding finishing touches to 9 new solo piano works I’ve been writing and recording this summer. Each one features a little musical puzzle that highlights a technique I use throughout my music. New album release in October! 🎹🎶🎵

Canadian Screen Awards Nomination

Canadian Screen Awards Nomination

Thank you to the Canadian Screen Awards for recognizing my work on Deepa Mehta's beautiful film, Funny Boy. With a music soundtrack that explores everything from Sri Lankan traditional music to acapella renditions of "Every Breath You Take", it was certainly an...



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Get the Album first

The first 3 tracks on the new album will be released on 3.20.2020, but the rest of the album will not be available until this summer on the streaming platforms and stores. These platforms favor singles over albums for playlist placement.

So I will be sharing the entire album for email subscribers in a 7 day album experience. (Don't worry, it's just about building a community, not about spamming you with emails!).

On album release day, you will receive 1 email a day for 7 days that leads you to a behind the scenes look that details what each piece means, how it was written, and how it was recorded. You can download the high res audio (available nowhere else), stream the music, look at the scores, and learn how it was recorded.

Thank you for joining me on this musical journey! Check your email inbox (and Junk Mail!) for the Welcome email.