Sugar score completed

The score for "Sugar" is now complete! This short film written and directed by Stephen Anderson, director of Disney's "Meet the Robinsons" and "Winnie the Pooh," captures a moment in an aspiring rocker's life when he's hit rock-bottom. The score was a blast and mimicked 80's hair metal! It is now off to the festivals.  So much fun working with this amazing crew!!

"Behold, the Gate" premiere stirs audience

"Behold, the Gate" for TTBB & Orchestra premiered to a packed Davies Symphony Hall April 14th & 15th. I composed the music and the multi-talented Tim Seelig wrote the lyrics. Here is what Roger Brigham, editor of Edge, said about the performance:

"Behold, the Gate" composed by James Eakin III with lyrics by artistic director Timothy Seelig, was a stunning and powerful introduction for the entire evening, teasing the audience with the emotions it would soon be flexing. It captured the breathless joy and wonder so many of us have had as we have discovered San Francisco and lived our own tales in our city."

 

"Cut to the Chase" score completed

The score for the feature film, "Cut to the Chase," is now finished! It was so much fun working with so many talented people on this film.  "Cut to the Chase," an action thriller, was written and directed by Blayne Weaver, and stars Weaver, Lyndie Greenwood (Fox's "Sleepy Hollow), Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens), and Erin Cahill (Pink Power Ranger). 

#twitterlieder premiere a huge success!

On April 1 & 2 the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus premiered my latest choral song-cycle, #twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts at Davies Symphony Hall. It was an overwhelming success with the Bay Times calling it a “highlight for many in the audience.”  I can’t thank Tim Seelig and the talented singers in the chorus enough for their masterful performance! An SATB version will be available soon! Contact me for more details.

Carnegie Hall audience moved to tears by “Flowers over the Graves of War”

On February 20, 2012 choirs from around the country descended on Carnegie Hall, joining a 72 piece orchestra, and three soloists to premiere “Flowers over the Graves of War.” As the hour-long work concluded, the audience was moved to tears. Rorianne Schrade of the New York Concert Review said that it was a “… moving work by a composer from whom I’ll be interested to hear more.” I would like to thank Distinguished Concerts International-New York, Tim Seelig, and all of the talented singers for making this colossal premiere a night to remember.

Carnegie Hall Premiere

Eakin′s ″Flowers over the Graves of War″ will have its Carnegie Hall premiere on February 20, 2012. The work is in six movements and scored for three soloists (soprano, mezzo, tenor), Chorus, and Orchestra. Choirs will come from around the country to take part in this monumental performance. The premiere will be on the Distinguished Concerts International New York Concert Series and conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig.

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