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 composed additional music and 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.
In London recording a large orchestra and choir at the lovely Abbey Road Studios. What amazing musicians and engineers!
New album coming soon! I will be recording and producing an album of my music for piano and string quartet in my upcoming album FRAMEWORKS. Follow along as I show the behind the scenes of producing the album on my Facebook and YouTube pages....
A Dog's Purpose is in theaters on January 27th. I had great fun contributing music to this orchestral score, and arranging the music of composer Rachel Portman. Check out the trailer....
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