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JAY WADLEY


COMPOSER - MUSIC PRODUCER

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JAY WADLEY


COMPOSER - MUSIC PRODUCER

Photo by:  Ben Norman

Photo by: Ben Norman

Jay Wadley is a composer and music producer best known for his score for James Schamus' critically acclaimed directorial debut, Indignation (Lionsgate).  The score was featured in IndieWire's "10 Best Scores of 2016", received a Billboard premiere and a concert performance by the Winnipeg Symphony for Soundtracks Live.  Recent projects include the Emmy nominated Raised in the System VICE Season 6 Premiere (HBO),  Rhys Ernst's (Transparent) directorial debut ADAM, Andrew Ahn’s(Spa Night) Driveways,  The OA (Netflix/Plan-B), Anu Valia's Sundance winning short Lucia, Before & After and Jacob LaMendola's Emmy nominated Long Shot (Netflix). His films have played at Sundance, Telluride, SXSW, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, BFI London, LA Film Festival, Montreal film festivals and others.

Upcoming projects include Tales of the City (Netflix/Universal) starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page and an Untitled Documentary Series from Oscar Winning Documentary director Roger Ross Williams.

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. 

A graduate of the Yale School of Music (MM, AD) and Oklahoma City University School of Music (BM), Jay has won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI Student Composer Award for his concert music.  He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Band, Williams College and The Nouveau Classical Project and invited as a guest speaker on composition at Yale, The Peabody Institute, NYU, OCU and Kennesaw State University.



"Jay Wadley may be the most exciting 'new' composer to enter the fray in 2016....
It’s hard to overstate how exciting it is to hear a young composer write such a rich score in a traditional vein."  
 IndieWire - David EHrlich - 10 Best Scores of 2016

 

"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 - INDIGNATION Review

 

 

"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 - INDIGnation REVIEW

“blasts of Jay Wadley's post-punk score along with synth tracks
by trans musician Beverly Glenn-Copland provide welcome off-kilter energy.”

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - ADAM


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Selected SCORE CREDITS AND EXAMPLES


Indignation D. James Schamus Sundance Film Festival Likely Story/Symbolic Exchange/FilmNation/RT Features Summit/Roadside Attractions
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Lucia Before And After

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Cruise: In theaters Sept 2018 -  Trailer    Writer/Dir. Robert D. Siegel

Cruise: In theaters Sept 2018 - Trailer

Writer/Dir. Robert D. Siegel


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Double Play
Directed by: Ernest Dickerson
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Cortes Films

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Watch Hot Date  on POP TV or Amazon  Inquire  for score examples.

Watch Hot Date on POP TV or Amazon
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