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 audience moved to tears by “Flowers over the Graves of War”
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.
Score for “Visible Scars” completed
Eakin’s score for “Visible Scars”, a thriller starring Tom Sizemore, is now finished. The score’s style spans a wide range, moving from haunting and creepy to jazzy and beautiful. A soundtrack will be available. More details soon! In the meantime, the End Credits for the film have been posted to the “Music” page. Enjoy!
Wintner Artist Management now representing James Eakin for Movie Trailer and Promo voice overs
Wintner Artist Management, the elite movie trailer voice over management company, is now representing James Eakin for film trailer and promo voice overs. If you are interested in hiring James to voice your film or promo projects, please visit: www.wintnerartist.com. To hear Eakin’s voice work, please visit: www.eakinspeakin.com
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus perform Eakin’s “We are the Stars!”
On April 21, 2011, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performed Eakin’s “We are the Stars!”, the second movement of his widely performed “Stargazing”, for Male Chorus (SATB also available), String Orchestra, and Celesta. The performance took place at Davies Symphony Hall. A CD of the concert is available on the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus website.
Eakin composes for Apple, Inc.
James has just written music for a new ad campaign for Apple, Inc. More information will be available upon permission from Apple.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles to perform two Eakin works
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will perform Eakin’s “Sleep, my child” and “Open Your Heart at Christmas” on December 18th and 19th at the Alex Theatre under the baton of Timothy Seelig.
Score for Visible Scars
James is about to begin working on the score for “Visible Scars,” a horror film starring Tom Sizemore.
James Hired as Voice Actor for Rockstar Games
James has been hired by Rockstar Games as a voice actor for their new title Red Dead Redemption. The game will be released May 18, 2010 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
James Eakin Composing for New Animated Series
James Eakin is currently composing the music for a new animated series entitled The Hugnapper. More information will be available upon approval from the director and producers.