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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 currently working on the original score for Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. His score for James Schamus' critically acclaimed directorial debut, Indignation (Lionsgate), 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.

Other upcoming projects include Tales of the City (Netflix/Universal) starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page, an Untitled Documentary Series from Oscar Winning Documentary director Roger Ross Williams(Life Animated), and The Arrivals directed by Oscar Nominated director Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp).

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 lecturer on composition at Yale, The Peabody Institute, NYU, OCU and Kennesaw State University. 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. 



"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 - Rhys Ernst’s “ADAM

“…it rewards those willing to adjust to its low-key, laid-back rhythms, suggested by editor Katharine McQuerrey’s laconic pacing and Jay Wadley’s omnipresent piano-and-strings score…”

VARIETY - ANDREW AHN’s “DRIVEWAYS”


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Film + TV


Film + TV


Selected SCORE CREDITS AND EXAMPLES


Adapted and Directed by: Charlie Kaufman Coming soon…

Adapted and Directed by: Charlie Kaufman
Coming soon…

Adapted and Directed by: James Schamus Listen on  Apple Music  or  Spotify

Adapted and Directed by: James Schamus
Listen on Apple Music or Spotify

Directed by: Rhys Ernst Soundtrack out soon on Lakeshore Records

Directed by: Rhys Ernst
Soundtrack out soon on Lakeshore Records

Created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij   Inquire  for score examples.

Created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij
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Created By: Lauren Morelli and Alan Poul

Created By: Lauren Morelli and Alan Poul

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A film by; Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas   Inquire  for score examples.

A film by; Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas
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SELECT DOCUMENTARY WORK

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