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.
Funny Boy has been selected as Canada's entry to the 2021 Oscar Oscars, in the international film category. The trailer is now out, and the movie will be streaming on Netflix on December 10th. I worked as the music editor on the film, and helped to produce the...
It's been over 10 years since I taught college at NYU and CUNY, and I've missed the classroom over the years. This fall however, I am going back to teaching and joining the faculty at Bard Music Conservatory under the direction of Oscar winning composer Tan Dun. I...
Recording at Teldex studios in Berlin this week. Teldex is a beautiful studio and the orchestra was fantastic. It had been years since I recorded there, and even though we had to produce the recordings remotely, it was still a thrilling performance and recording. We...
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