Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, Jay Wadley is a NYC/LA based composer and music producer.
His arrangements and orchestrations for 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 Orchestra, among others.
His score for James Schamus' critically acclaimed Indignation (Lionsgate) was featured in IndieWire's "10 Best Scores of 2016", received a concert performance by the Winnipeg Symphony for Soundtracks Live, and received an Honorable Mention for the 2017 BSO Jerry Goldsmith Awards for "Best Original Score for a Feature Film". Recent projects include The OA (Netflix/Plan-B), Anu Valia's Lucia, Before & After, winner of the 2017 Sundance Jury Prize: U.S. Short Fiction, and Jacob LaMendola's Long Shot (Netflix). His films have played at Sundance, Telluride, SXSW, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, BFI London, LA Film Festival, Montreal film festivals and many others.
Other TV credits include the original score and theme song for Will Arnet's Hot Date (Pop TV), Lie to Me (FOX), Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (VH1), The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) and orchestrations for Doctor Who (BBC).
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 for his concert music. He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Band, Williams College and The Nouveau Classical Project.
Executive-produced by Will Arnett, the sketch comedy series — based on the CollegeHumor series of the same name – explores the idiosyncrasies of relationships and dating. Real-life husband-and-wife duo Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy (a.k.a. Murph) star as heightened versions of themselves, as they did on the web series.
With slightly over two months to go before the official opening in January, it is our great pleasure to announce IFFR 2017’s first world premiere: Double Play by Ernest Dickerson. A film about Curaçao, the past and a game of dominoes, after the much lauded novel Double Play by Frank Martinus Arion. The cast and crew will walk the red carpet for the festive premiere in Rotterdam.
Featuring Ennio Morricone’s Oscar winning music from The Hateful Eight, John Williams’ latest Star Wars music from The Force Awakens (earning the legendary composer his 50th Academy Award nomination!), suites and themes from Now You See Me 2 (Brian Tyler), Zootopia (Michael Giacchino), Kubo and the Two Strings (Dario Marianelli) and many more recent cinema blockbusters, this program is the flagship in the Soundtrack Live! fleet of film music concerts. It is constantly evolving in order to present the most current, the most popular and the most exciting orchestral music from films currently or recently on the worldwide cinema repertoire. Each concert will be a unique experience!
Lucia, Before and After / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Anu Valia) won the 2017 Sundance Jury Prize: U.S. Fiction Short. After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.
From creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the eight-episode season follows Prairie Johnson (Marling), a missing blind woman who finally returns to her family after seven years with her sight restored. Though Prairie is said to “remember everything,” she refuses to talk about what happened to her during her time away from home, leaving viewers to contemplate what exactly befell her all those years ago.
All eight episodes of “The OA” will stream on globally Netflix starting Friday, Dec. 16.
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment, which paid upward of $2.5 million for North American rights to former Focus Features head James Schamus’ directorial debut Indignation, has set the picture for release with Roadside Attractions.
Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW will perform my piece "Varying Density" at National Sawdust on March 29th, 2016 at 7pm. ANDREA CASARRUBIOS Speechless - JAY WADLEY Varying Density -SVANTE HENRYSON Off Pist - MISSY MAZZOLI Still Life with Avalanche - CAGE 4'33" - CLAUDE BAKER "R.S." from Three Phantasy Pieces - DOBRINKA TABAKOVA Insight
“Indignation,” which is based on Philip Roth’s novel, centers on a young student (Logan Lerman) who champions his moral and political ideals in fierce debates with the dean of his college at a time when the Korean War has started to undermine the still youthful and brash confidence of U.S. citizens. Schamus, one of the U.S.’s leading independent producers, was president of the Berlinale international jury in 2014.
Academy Award–nominated screenwriter and independent film stalwart James Schamus makes his feature directorial debut with this exquisite period portrait of a young man at a crossroads. Adapting Philip Roth’s novel with warmth and faithfulness, Schamus elicits support from a universally top-of-their-game cast, highlighted by a blistering turn by Logan Lerman as the idealistic, increasingly indignant Marcus.
Over the past few months I've been working hard on the film score for Indignation, an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel written and directed by James Schamus. Recording the score with an orchestra last week at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music was a dream come true.