This was a 20-minute cutting of Peter Shaffer's play which was directed/produced/designed by James for Advanced Directing at MSU Mankato. He also wrote some original music which was performed and recorded by a number of fellow students. March 2015.
Below is a sample of the "Equus Theme" with violin, guitar, percussion, piano, and chorus. Conducted by James Ehlenz.
Las Hermanas Padilla
James composed "The Keening Song" and arranged "The House is Haunted by the Echo of Your Last Goodbye" for this play performed by Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The production was also invited to KCACTF Region V in 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. *These are samples of the music in midi format. In the show, they were sung a capella.
"The Keening Song"
"House is Haunted.."
Linkin Park's "Crawling" reimagined
This is a choral arrangement of Linkin Park's "Crawling Remix" that was performed by Anoka-Ramsey's Concert Choir in the 2012 Spring Concert (actual concert audio) conducted by Melissa Bergstrom. In addition to the concert, the piece was also performed at graduation.
James composed this piece for a ten-minute play called The Right to Remain directed by Nykeigh Larson. The performance took place at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. It is performed by Melissa Bergstrom on piano and Justin Bazzani on saxophone.
"Beerly Loaded" March 2013
This was James' second time collaborating with director Roger Goff III for the Z-Fest in Minneapolis. James composed nearly seven minutes of music for the short film "Beerly Loaded" directed by Roger. James also starred in the film. For the entire film, click the video to the left. For just the music, click below.
Beerly Loaded Full
"Interesting" March 2012
James worked with Roger on their first film together for the Z-Fest. It is a seven minute film festival based in Minneapolis. For the film in its entirety, click the video. For music only, click below.
The following are selections from Anoka-Ramsey Communiy College's Jazz Band concert in 2010. James played the drum set in each song.
Groovin' Hard - Don Menza
Tanganova - Michael Philip Mossman
La Llama Azul - Bob Washington