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Composer//Producer


NYC - LA

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Composer//Producer


NYC - LA

jaywadley

about:

Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, Jay Wadley is a NYC/LA based composer and multi-instrumentalist.  A graduate of the Yale School of Music (MM, AD), Jay has won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI Student Composer Award.  He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW and composed for films including James Schamus' Indignation.  Indignation premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by Lionsgate.  Jay's TV credits include Lie to Me (FOX), VH1's Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC StoryThe Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) and orchestrations for Doctor Who (BBC). His films have been featured at Sundance, Berlin, BFI London, Rotterdam, Tribeca and Montreal film festivals.  His arrangements and orchestrations for Rufus WainwrightMark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by The San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, among others. 

PRESS:

"Indignation also features a truly magnificent score by Jay Wadley, full of strings and fitting with the film’s classic aesthetic and storytelling." - Slash Films

"Taking its tonal cues from Jay Wadley’s gently elegiac violin-driven score, Indignation unfolds at a certain distance, both in maturity and time..." - Variety


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Film//TV


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Film//TV


SELECTED FILM + TV WORK

Upcoming projects include James Schamus' directorial debut Indignation (Summit Entertainment) , Jeremy Teicher's Tracktown (LA Film Fest), Ernest Dickerson's Double Play and James Burns' feature documentary, Revolving Doors. 

Please inquire for a complete reel.

 

Selected Audio Clips

 
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Concert Music


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Concert Music


 

ORIGINAL CONCERT MUSIC


     Jay is a winner of both the Charles Ives Fellowship award and Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He studied music composition at the Yale School of Music and at Oklahoma City University with Pulitzer Prize Winner Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, Edward Knight and Ezra Laderman.  His orchestrations and arrangements for artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony.  He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's ACJW, The Nouveau Classical Project and the Yale and Williams College Bands.

 

 

 

IF I Spoke, I'd Be ScreaminG for FUll ORchestra


Varying Density for Trumpet, Viola, Percussion and Electronics 

Performed by: Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW

Live performance of Frontera/Trigger by Calexico with Orchestra

Orchestration by: Jay Wadley

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FLATT Magazine


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FLATT Magazine


 

FLATT MAGAZINE


     Jay is the music curator and live event music producer for FLATT Magazine in an effort to explore the convergence of musical genres. His feature articles include New Amsterdam Records, Empress of, Sugar Vendil, Oh Land, Lucius, Nico Muhly, And Morgan Kibby of M83 and White Sea. Live Performances have featured Raekwon, Q-tip, Samantha Ronson, DJ Elle Dee, DJ Timo Weiland, Wynter Gordon at private venues such as the National Arts Club and the Tribeca Grand. To read article samples visit www.flattmag.com  or purchase at Barnes and Noble or on Itunes.