Jimmie Williams is a media composer with a strong, varied music background. He honed his craft early studying a wide range of artists and composers...from the brilliance of Prince to the complexity and cool of Bill Evans, Jimmie took to learning instruments and composition as a way to express himself. However, it was his study of scores from his classical heroes Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich, to name a few, that propelled his vision on how to compose for an orchestra. He graduated from Columbia University studying music composition and is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist.
Currently, Jimmie is composing and orchestrating music for two highly anticipated video games, as well as, an independent film, and heading the role as music director for a contemporary dance performance. In addition, he was chosen to compose official demos for the highly acclaimed Chamber String Orchestra sample library from Light and Sound Samples.
Edward "Tex" Miller
Texas-born and -raised bandleader, singer/songwriter, classically trained pianist, and composer Edward "Tex" Miller attempts to combine a love of a multitude of musical genres—from ambient techno, to bebop, to Impressionist music of the early twentieth century—in presenting an altogether compelling, personal, and individual musical voice. After venturing off to Columbia University in New York City, where he expanded the scope of his musical interests and knowledge by performing in the school jazz ensemble, playing solo shows throughout the city, and spending several years with funk quartet Bump City, he made the jump to Los Angeles, where he founded his own jazz/pop trio by the name of Layabout, recorded two albums and an EP, and toured both domestically and abroad. It was around this time that his longtime love for film began to converge with his love for music. Over the last several years, the variety of work experiences he has been able to enjoy—from scoring (and receiving film-festival awards for) dramatic and comedic short films and features; to designing music beds for the website of a prominent fashion publication; to being hired to create a custom library for reality-TV stalwart Bunim/Murray—only further reinforces Miller’s love of writing for film and television, while solidifying his desire to continue pursuing this type of wonderfully creative and inspiring work in the years ahead.
Madhu Siddappa is a drummer and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. His parents immigrated from India and settled in Atlanta, GA where he was born and raised. His older brother provided musical inspiration by convincing their parents to purchase a drum set from the local music store; a no-name, 8-piece blue sparkle kit worthy of copping Stuart Copeland grooves that boomed throughout the house daily. The self-explorations behind his brother’s kit soon lead to after-school jam sessions fueled by the rumblings of Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy…perhaps to the dismay of his concert band instructors. But, amidst the medical journals that filled his family’s bookshelves at home, Madhu envisioned a rich musical life ahead that defied his family’s wildest dreams.
His studies at the University of Michigan ranged from a B.A. in Economics to private tutelage under heralded Detroit-based jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver. After moving to NYC in 1998, he graduated from the Drummers Collective studying under legend Mike Clark and eventually built a 15 year career as a freelance drummer working with diverse musical acts such as Trevor Hall, Pimps of Joytime, Dub Is A Weapon, Mobius Collective, Noble Society, Super Hi-Fi, Brian Jackson, Bambara Drum & Dance Ensemble, Matisyahu & Lauryn Hill. The breadth of his performance experience sparks an innovative, unorthodox approach to producing beats for visual media scoring and sound design.