About Me

Franklin W. James - "Make it a gift, son."

That's precisely why I do it. So that someday, somewhere, my sound will make someone smile. And that'll be worth it. All the work will be worth that smile. Because those sounds will be for them.

Thanks, Dad.

Scoring and Audio Post Bio

Currently, I'm a primary partner, lead composer and sound designer writing and conducting orchestral music and linear sound design for Origin Creative based out of Atlanta. In 2017, I conducted the orchestral recording sessions for Pieter Schlosser's portion of the Destiny 2 soundtrack, music spots for the Smithsonian Museum, and cues for the Hulu original series Difficult People. As of 2018, I'm currently working with Origin Creative on the music, sound design, and dialogue for an upcoming AAA video game, title TBA, and a few other TBA Atlanta projects.

I've scored for indie games, tabletop games, and other interactive media. I also compose music for the concert hall. I've written for Furman University's percussion ensemble - they debuted my piece Harfall for four percussionists, bass, and piano. Omar Carmenates continues to use Harfall as a lot piece for the Cadets at their DCI competitions, which led to an opportunity to perform with John Lawless and his percussion ensemble at KSU. I've also written soloist commissions for the concert hall, including pieces for voice and percussion as well as soprano and piano, and have plans for a new percussion duo in 2018. In my spare time, I also write chiptune prog music.

Pianist Bio

I received my Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where I studied with Derek Parsons and Keith Davis. While at Furman University, I performed in public master classes for 2009 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, Yeol Eum Son; student of Nadia Boulanger and Alfred Cortot, Richard Cass; Russian concert pianist, Ilya Yakushev; Fulbright Scholarship winner, Anne Koscielny; and Laureate de La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth recipient, Evelyne Brancart.

In the spring of 2011, I performed as one of six winners in the Furman Concerto Competition and also as part of a collaborative effort between the piano and percussion departments in a performance of George Antheil's Ballet Mecanique.

In 2014, I finished my Master of Music in Piano Performance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where I studied with Eric Ruple, focusing on experimental and progressive piano works.