James William Blades is a London based composer and producer whose work has included a wide range of productions across feature films, documentaries, commercials, sound installations, theatre and fashion

More recently James was commissioned to produce and compose music for Threads, Resonance & Reconstruct’, a sound installation with collaborator and singer Mabel Ray at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

He continued his exploration with music, sound and space in 2019 for Theaster Gate’s ‘Amalgam’ exhibition in which he composed the soundscapes installed at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

James composed the soundscapes for Mercury Award winning Sampha’s film Processdirected by Kahlil Joseph — and has continued collaborating with Joseph, working on ‘Black Mary and Fly Paper’, which were exhibited in London’s Tate Modern and New York’s New Museum.

James commercial clients have included Toyota, Harrods, H&M, Mercedes, Dyson & MoMA where he merges original composition and soundscape to create a unique sound palette.