James Wilson-Rhead is a composer who lives and works in London, UK.
He creates music for the concert hall, theatre, and to accompany film, television, and animation. His output ranges from electronic tracks inspired by contemporary dance music, chamber and choral pieces, to big band and orchestral works. James’s music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and been heard on TV adverts and short films internationally.
His music draws on experiences with jazz, European art music, pop, rock, and electronica. Work is currently being undertaken on his debut album, anticipated to be released late 2018/early 2019.
He has collaborated with directors and agencies to create music for advertisement campaigns, including: Sony Playstation, 3M, Chevrolet, Nestlé, and Branston Pickle. His music has also been used in performances and installations at the National Gallery, Tank Museum, and the London Transport Museum.
In 2015 James collaborated with Sir Timothy Ackroyd and director Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now; The Man Who Fell to Earth) to create an original score and sound-design for a new play co-authored by Ackroyd and the late Dame Beryl Bainbridge: The Fuse. The initial West End preview run garnered critical praise, and talks are underway for a TV adaptation.