James Cox

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Composer
Film (Short)
Kevin Colombo
Emre Oran
Level Seven Studios
2019 - 2020Composer
Film (Short)
Happy Man
Chas Harrington
Shoot the Runner Films
2020Composer
Film (Short)
Happy Gals
Alessia Galatini
Alessia Galatini
2020Composer
Commercial
Mini Wargaming Production Music
Matt Glanfield
Mini Wargaming
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2021MMus Composition for Film & TelevisionLondon College of Music
    2008PGCE Music (SEC)University of Sussex
    2007BA(Hons) MusicUniversity of Chichester

    About me

    JAMES COX is a composer, orchestrator, Musical Director and pianist based just outside Brighton, UK, who specialises in film music, music for media, music for video games and theatre music.

    His film music combines elements of orchestral, acoustic, electronic, and synthesised genres to create imaginative and diverse soundscapes that blend seamlessly with the rest of the soundtrack, enhancing the drama and developing distinctive and immersive musical scores, while his non-dramatic works explore melodic, harmonic, and textural devices so as to construct organic, evocative, and colourful musical compositions.

    Over the past few years James has written the music for documentaries, adverts, and corporate videos - including work for NFTS, Lloyds, as well as composing for dozens of short films and animations. His theatre work includes a combination of composition and musical directing, including scores for THE COLONY, THE LOST PLAY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, JACK & THE BEANSTALK, and THE LAST LUNCH. His musical directing work has combined the direction of the majority of his original scores, as well as the musicals GUYS & DOLLS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, HAIRSPRAY, SWEENEY TODD, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, FAME, RENT and many more.

    James is originally from Frimley in the south-east of England, and he studied music at the University of Chichester, specialising in music composition and arranging, where he was tutored by composers Stephen Baysted and Arthur Robson. He is frequently engaged as a performer on piano, both as a soloist and accompanist.

    Referees

    Available on request.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Business
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Competition/Gameshow
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Investigative
    • Live TV
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • Reality TV
    • Television
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Competition/Gameshow
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Live Daytime
    • Live TV
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Reality TV
    • Television
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Languages Spoken
    • English