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My Latest Composition

My latest composition is "Blues Appassionato". I am honored by having two world-class musicians perform it; Amy Beth Horman on violin, and Frank Conlon on piano. Take a listen to the MP3 file. What a treat!
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Here I am,



Still struggling with all this new technology (Good bye Sampler. Hello Plug In) .

I seem to have a complete lack of confidence and the growing realization that my strengths lie somewhere in arrangement and composition (I hope). I seem to be able to pu
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CellarRoom goes Hollywood

By order of Dynamedion, CellarRoom was able to contribute music to the following trailers:

  • Oscar award winning movie "The last king of Scotland" featuring Forest Whitaker

  • "Catch a fire" featuring Tim Robbins.
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Feeling a little stumped

Being a songwriter who derives material strictly from inspiration, I find myself having a rough time with it lately. My solo material and my rock material are very different from eachother and I am feeling a little trapped by the band that I am spend
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Studio Build Pt 2: Planning the studio

Right, so let's get going with my studio build.

The first thing I had to do was actually plan what I wanted to build and see what I could build. The initial suggestion came from my Dad who is a builder (ah, now it comes out). I'll not deny that my Dad

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Building my studio

Well I'm not sure how qualified I am to speak about studio design and building but I'll at least tell the story of how my studio was conceived and constructed.

First, I'd just like to describe exactly what I've ended up with and it wasn't what I set o

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Just saying Hi!

Hi to anyone who is reading this.

I just completed my studio this weekend and I'm in a great mood.

James in the studio

I've uploaded a small sample of my work here and I'll try and upload some more soon. Don't worry if you think this stuff is a little heavy, I write in a

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Enough of this!

I'm so outta here. Goin' on vacation for a week at the beach in NC (Outer Banks.) We're supposed to have wireless net access at the house we rented, so I should be back on here in a day or two.

It's awesome that there are so many composers here now! G

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In the Studio

Right now, I'm in the studio completing my 1st CD project. It is a combination of jazz,classical,"new age" and electronic music. I will probably put samples on this form for all to listen. I hope to be dune before the school year starts again (I teac
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New Stuff

I uploaded a new song "Dive In" which is a pop song with orchestration. Hope you like.

Also, I uploaded my main demo montage and some other vocal stuff I've written this month.

I have a friend/co-writer who would always label his cassettes and later CD

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I'm not a composer...

I just play one on tv. Okay that's not true either. I do play around with TV. I'm married to Chris who started this network and he said I could be in it. I'm actually a producer for HGTV and that's how we met. I am the self-appointed head of marketin

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Composer Forum Begins!

Hi all!I started this social network as a way for composers to meet and learn from each other. There are already many great sources online for composers, email lists and such, and I encourage you to join them all and actively participate. This "Compo
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