James Wesley Stemple has had a prolific career composing music for film and television, applying his natural diversity of style and attitude to suit each project's inherent uniqueness.
While his studio represents the state-of-the-art in technology, James still prefers handcrafting his manuscripts on actual paper. "I prefer working on a surface that I can spill coffee on—safely," he smiles dryly.
James is comfortable working both domestically and internationally, and has crafted music for features, television, documentaries, animation, commercials and live performance. Sparked by the challenges of exploring new directions and diverse styles, the projects he pursues are usually ones he feels strongly about, despite box-office projections.
His most recent work, "BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS," is a testimony to his deep commitment to a project he believes in. Please, take a few moments to sample some of the music from this rare and piercing look into the complex heart and soul of a literary iconoclast, whose work continues to resonate with each succeeding generation through its clarity and truth.