Blake Leyh:
Composer.
Music Supervisor.
Sound Designer.
Producer.
Musician.
Mixer.
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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

• Sound designer & mixer for NEPTUNE FROST, Saul Williams’ & Anisia Uzeyman's Africanfuturist musical feature

• Released compilation album ENDLESS: Forty Years of Ambient Music by Blake Leyh

• Released debut album of experimental band N TO THE POWER as co-band leader

• Arranged, produced, mixed big-band & choir sessions for THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

• Collaborated with BLONDIE, arranged, performed, produced, mixed song for finale of THE DEUCE

• Mixed Nicholas Payton’s album AFRO-CARIBBEAN MIXTAPE

• Mixed new version of THIS YEAR’S GIRL by Elvis Costello for THE DEUCE

AWARDS

Prime Time Emmy for Mixing TREME (2014) / Grammy Nomination for the TREME soundtrack album (2010) / MPSE Golden Reel for Best Sound on BARTON FINK (1990) / MPSE Golden Reel for Best Sound on THE ABYSS (1989)

MUSIC SUPERVISING

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA (2020) / THE DEUCE (2017 - 2019) / BOSCH (2014 - 2019) / SHOW ME A HERO (2016) / TREME (2010 - 2013) / HENRY'S CRIME (2010) / THE WIRE (2002 - 2008) / TWIST OF FAITH (2004)

SOUND DESIGN & EDITING

NEPTUNE FROST (2021) / HARRIET (2019) / THE GOLDFINCH (2019) / SHADOW (2018) / THE SNOWMAN (2017) / QUEEN OF KATWE (2016) / INTO THE WOODS (2014) / EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE (2011) / THE TEMPEST (2010) / THE READER (2008) / RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (2008) / ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007) / A DIRTY SHAME (2004) / THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (2004) / FRIDA (2002) / Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN (2001) / BAMBOOZLED (2001) / CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000) / TITUS (1999) / SUMMER OF SAM (1999) / HE GOT GAME (1998) / MATILDA (1996) / GET SHORTY (1995) / CASINO (1995) / BARTON FINK (1990) / STATE OF GRACE (1990) / THE ABYSS (1989) / THE BIG PICTURE (1989) / THE MODERNS (1988) / FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986) / THE HOWLING II (1985) / TJ HOOKER (1985) / MOONLIGHTING (1985) RAPPIN’ (1985)

COMPOSING

THE PEOPLE VS. AGENT ORANGE (2021) / JANZ ARTIST IN TIME (2019) / DISTURBING THE PEACE (2016) / THE TRIALS OF SPRING (2015) / THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (2009) / KILLING KASZTNER (2008) / PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (2008) / KNEE DEEP (2007) / THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED (2006) / TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE (2005) / TWIST OF FAITH (2004) / THE END (2004) / THE WIRE (END CREDITS THEME) (2002) / LE MAL DE SOI (2001) / CHAIN CAMERA (2000) / SICK: THE LIFE & DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST (1997) / TRUE CRIME (1995) / SHOWGIRLS: GLITZ & ANGST (2002) / BLOOD RUN (1994) / NEW EDEN (1994) / THE SERPENT’S TALE (1993) / ODILE & YVETTE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (1993) / AMERICAN CYBORG (1992) / SECOND COUSIN ONCE REMOVED (1992) / STAR TIME (1991)

 

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About

Blake Leyh is an Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated composer, music supervisor, music producer, and sound designer who lives in New York City. Born in New York but raised in England until age fifteen, Leyh has worked in film post-production sound and music for thirty-five years.  His credits include films by James Cameron, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Ang Lee, John Waters, Jonathan Demme, Julie Taymor, Mira Nair, and Kasi Lemmons. Leyh was the music supervisor and composer for all five seasons of HBO's acclaimed series The Wire, for which he also composed the end theme, and has been the music supervisor for all of David Simon's subsequent television shows. Leyh has written film scores for over twenty feature films, contributed memorable sound work to over fifty movies, produced albums by all-women punk bands and “the voice of New Orleans” John Boutté, performed sound design and guitar live on stage on a twenty-city US tour with Thomas Dolby, and created a sound installation for Steven Spielberg’s underwater-themed restaurant DIVE. Since 2016 with Tony Jarvis he has led the experimental Harlem-based band N to The Power. Leyh has released five albums of solo music, plus film scores, soundtrack albums for David Simon’s HBO shows, and in 2021 a compilation album ENDLESS: 40 Years of Ambient Music by Blake Leyh 1980 - 2020.

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