James Sizemore is a composer, arranger, and producer 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 has served on the faculty of New York University and the City University of New York, teaching classes on film sound and music. He lives in the Hudson Valley, NY with his wife and daughters.
I spent the week in Rotterdam bringing David Cronenberg's 1996 film CRASH to the concert stage as part of the Rotterdam International Film Festival. It was amazing music to produce, featuring 6 electric guitars, 3 harps, 3 woodwinds, 2 percussionists and 40 strings....
The Song of Names premieres on December 25th. This film by François Girard, the director of The Red Violin, is a true testament to classical music, and features some of the most virtuosic pieces of music in the repertoire. I produced the music performances for the...
After a year spent waiting on the distributor's release schedule, Zilla and Zoe is at long last coming out! The film begins it's theatrical run in LA starting May 17th, and will soon be available on Video on Demand and Streaming. I used all sorts of zany instruments...
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