OTHER PROJECTS

PSYCHOPATHS
Feature Film.  Original Music

I had the amazing opportunity to compose original music for the score of Mickey Keating's pyshco-thriller-horror film, which will premier at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
THE NINTH HOUR: A NEW MUSICAL
Co-creator, Performer

The Ninth Hour is a Rock-Noir revelation of mankind's unending pattern of glory and ruin as told through triumphant anthems, heart-wrenching lullabies, heroes & monsters. 

Creators Kate Douglas & Shayfer James have been invited to the O'Neill Theater as Artists In Residence, and also been to the Goodspeed Musicals/Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony in 2016, 2017 to develop the work, which they completed in February, 2017.


 

MARCH OF CROWS:  A COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT
Creator, Curator, Performer
"March of Crows" is an interdisciplinary collaborative project devised by singer-songwriter Shayfer James. The first "March Of Crows" is collaboration between Shayfer, 16 visual artists, 3 Poets, a director, a Choreographer a lighting designer, and videographer, all based out of Jersey City. 

The process begins with visual art. Shayfer has written, and recorded 16 songs using the work of local artists as prompt. The task was to not only communicate the art through words, but also by incorporating different styles and textures to capture the life of the work.  Go to the March Of Crows Website to learn more and hear all the songs.

THE HANDLESS MAIDEN: IMMERSIVE THEATER
Immersive theater. Co-creator, Composer, Performer.  Arthouse Productions, Jersey City 2016
 
After an evil force descends upon a small village, a young maiden flees to the woods. Join us on her unforgettable journey into a macabre world of fantasy. Shayfer composed an original score for percussion, viola, and piano played live during each performance
 
HUMAN
Animated poem.  Composer
I created the music for acclaimed poet Meghann Plunkett's animated poem, Human.
 
HIDDEN?
Immersive theater. Co- Creator, Composer, Performer Central Saint Martins London, 2015. 

A devised piece by Amber Adeline in collaboration with Hrefna Lind of Iceland and Shayfer James of NYC. 

A collaborative exploration where the process of sharing and finding space is the work, both immersive and one-to-one, and the presentation is the disembodied product of strangers hidden in a labyrinth. An archive of memory where the body seeks connection and the voice plans escape.

AJA MONET COURAGE EP
Co-writer, Producer Performer
 I had the privilege and pleasure of co-writing and producing this EP from acclaimed poet Aja Monet. 
 Check out the video for "Be Brave" below and listen to the whole EP Here.