born in Long Beach, California * studied contemporary music together with John Adams, as well as percussion at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and composition in Cologne under Michael von Biel * informed by many different influences – from new music, Broadway and European music theatre to avant-garde synthpop – Reynolds’ compositions explore the combination of words, sounds and images * was Composer in Residence at the Stiftung Laurenz-Haus in Basel and Visiting Artist at the University of California, Santa Barbara * for over two decades, he has written music for literary productions, thrillers, fairytales and children’s radio plays for the broadcaster WDR * his compositions for theatre, dance theatre, ballet, film and television productions are performed and broadcast to an international audience * lives in Berlin.
James Reynolds at Boosey & Hawkes:
POE! - Dreamworlds (2018-19) for speaker, mezzo-soprano, orchestra
Tucholsky’s Mirror (2017) Opera in 13 scenes
Ghost Knight (2012–13) Operatic thriller based on the novel by Cornelia Funke
Please also visit James Reynolds' website at www.jamesreynolds.de