Jay Israelson is a composer working in Los Angeles and New York City.
Israelson studied composition and piano at The New School in New York City. After graduating in 2002 he attended composer Karlheinz Stockhausen’s courses in Germany. He settled back in NYC where he wrote music for films, national and international tv ad campaigns, and worked as a multi-instrumentalist.
Israelson has written scores for films which have screened at Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, and other international film festivals, and has recently composed original music for Laura Terruso’s (Hello My Name Is Doris) film Fits and Starts. Other credits include AMC’s The Trivial Pursuits Of Arthur Banks starring Adam Goldberg and Jeffrey Tambor, IFC’s Why Stop Now starring Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan and Melissa Leo, and The Longest Week starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup.
Jay’s compositional strengths stem from his deep knowledge of eclectic musical languages.
I made a new dance track. Check out the Miami Bass part at 4:16.
I play piano every Sunday 7:30-2am at el prado, a “hip bar with modern and understated decor.” Come say hi! CHECK THE CALENDAR BELOW!
I’m playing with Chris and friends at Zebulon Thursday Sept. 7 at 8pm.
Check out this previous post to hear some of the music.
Here’s a playlist of all the Bast and Anubis cartoons I scored. I love writing music for these. Alejandro Cardenas is a graphic genius.
Directed by: Alejandro Cardenas
Music by: Jay Israelson
Had so much fun touring Europe with these guys this past June! I love Chris Cohen’s music. Check it out!
L to R: me, Josh Da Costa, Tim Koh, Chris Cohen
I wrote/recorded this one with my good friend Sophia Knapp. Check it out!
Glad I got to be part of this. Check it out!
Original Music by Jay Israelson
I’ve gotten some requests for sheet music for this piece from The Longest Week. Here it is!
I’m excited to announce that FITS AND STARTS, a feature I scored starring the hilarious Wyatt Cenac, will be premiering at SXSW 2017.
Here’s a link to the indiewire article.
Another in a series of great cartoons by Alejandro Cardenas.
Music by me.