James Sizemore’s third album presents a set of musical designs, presented in the black and white shades of the solo piano. Written and recorded by the composer, each piece contains a single musical puzzle which unfolds throughout the piece. Lacking the diverse timbres of the orchestra and electronics heard in the composer’s previous releases, the solo piano highlights each puzzle without the additional colors to hide behind.
The album was recorded and performed at the composer’s home, and mixed in his studio over the summer of 2021.
The first single from the album will be available 10.15.2021.
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 Starsand 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.