082021

Love Is the Means,
the debut album from Fellwalker,
is out NOW

Our debut album is out. Ten songs.

Written and performed by Cynthia Hopkins & James Lavino.
With drumming by Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs)

and Dave King (The Bad Plus).

Mixed by Nick Krill. Mastered by Alex DeTurk.

LOVE IS THE MEANS _ album cover.jpeg
click to stream the album:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

Or listen to a sample track here:

Seriously Though
00:00 / 03:50
080921

"The Trees"
the fourth single from
the Fellwalker album

The fourth single from our forthcoming debut album is out now.

"The Trees" is available from all streaming services. (The Bandcamp release contains an exclusive track...)

Written and performed by Cynthia Hopkins & James Lavino.
With drumming by Dave King (The Bad Plus).

Mixed by Nick Krill. Mastered by Alex DeTurk.

the trees _ single album cover.jpg
click to stream the single:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

Or listen here:

The Trees
00:00 / 03:49
072221

"What It's Like"
the third single from
the Fellwalker album

The third single from our forthcoming debut album is out now. "What It's Like" is available from all streaming services. (The Bandcamp release contains an exclusive track...)

Written by Cynthia Hopkins & James Lavino. Vocals by Cynthia Hopkins. Piano etc by James Lavino. Drums by Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs).

Mixed by Nick Krill. Mastered by Alex DeTurk.

what it's like _ single cover.jpeg
click to stream the single:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

Or listen here:

What It's Like
00:00 / 03:27
070921

"Liner Notes"
the second single from
the Fellwalker album

The second single from our forthcoming debut album is out now. "Liner Notes" is available from all streaming services. (The Bandcamp release contains an exclusive track...)

Written and performed by Cynthia Hopkins & James Lavino.

Mixed by Nick Krill. Mastered by Alex DeTurk.

Liner Notes single cover.jpeg
click to stream the single:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

Or listen here:

Liner Notes
00:00 / 03:16
062521

"Seriously Though"
the first single from the Fellwalker album

The first single from our forthcoming debut album is out now. "Seriously Though" is available from all streaming services.

Written and performed by Cynthia Hopkins & James Lavino. Drumming by Dave King. Mixed by Nick Krill. Mastered by Alex DeTurk.

IMG_1221.jpeg
click to stream the single:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

Or listen here:

Seriously Though
00:00 / 03:50

06032021

PIANO TRANSCRIPTION SERIES
Never Here

The third piece in this new series of piano transcriptions, Never Here, is now available. The piece comes from the score to Camille Thoman's film Never Here (2017).

click to view / download:

never here first page.png

hear the track:

Never Here
00:00 / 03:07
click to stream the full album:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • YouTube
  • Amazon

05072021

TWO TRACKS FROM NEVER HERE

SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

IS OUT NOW

Two pieces of piano music from the film Never Here. The film, which was originally released in 2017, stars Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard (in his final role) and was directed by Camille Thoman.

two tracks from never here _ cover art _
click to stream this release:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • YouTube
  • Amazon

Or listen to a sample track here:

Never Here
00:00 / 03:07

04202021

MAGNIFICAT

A new choral piece: Magnificat, for SATB choir with alto solo.

 

The piece, which is four-and-a-half minutes long, was commissioned by The Ramsey Singers, and will be premiered in August, 2021, at Portsmouth Cathedral, UK.

click to view / download:

Magnificat.png

03082021

PIANO TRANSCRIPTION SERIES

Reza and Kayhan

The second piece in this new series of piano transcriptions, Reza and Kayhan, is now available. The piece comes from the album Improvisations One (2018).

click to view / download:

reza and kayhan _ piano transcription _

hear the track:

Reza and Kayhan
00:00 / 03:31
click to stream the full album:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • YouTube
  • Amazon

02162021

PIANO TRANSCRIPTION SERIES

The Girl from Glen Dale

Announcing the launch of a series of piano transcriptions of music by James Lavino. The first piece, "The Girl from Glen Dale", from the 2018 album Improvisations One, is now available.

click to view / download:

the girl from glen dale _ piano transcri

hear the track:

The Girl from Glen Dale
00:00 / 03:29
click to stream the full album:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • YouTube
  • Amazon
012921

THE SECOND FELLWALKER EP,

THE LONG DISTANCE,

IS OUT NOW

The second EP from Fellwalker, my collaboration with Cynthia Hopkins, has been released, and is available to stream everywhere.

Includes a cover of "We Work the Black Seam", from Sting's 1985 album The Dream of the Blue Turtles.

The Long Distance.jpg
click to stream the full EP:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

Or listen to a sample track here:

We Work the Black Seam
00:00 / 06:18

11222020

The soundtrack album for the four-part HBO documentary series has been released. The series is streaming now on HBO Max.

MoM _ FINAL ALBUM COVER.jpg
click to stream the full album:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • YouTube
  • Amazon

Or listen to a sample track here:

Family Tree
00:00 / 02:01

11202020

The debut EP from Fellwalker, my collaboration with Cynthia Hopkins, has been released, and is available to stream everywhere.

IMG_7194.jpeg
click to stream the full EP:
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

Or listen to a sample track here:

Time Moves
00:00 / 03:39

More information can be found over at the Fellwalker website.

11142020

A soundtrack album for the HBO documentary series Murder on Middle Beach will be released on all streaming services on Sunday, November 22nd.

 

But you can hear it on YouTube right now.

MoM _ FINAL ALBUM COVER.jpg
Family Tree
00:00 / 02:01

11062020

The third single from Fellwalker, my collaboration with Cynthia Hopkins, has been released.

 

"Time Moves" is available to stream everywhere.

Screen Shot 2020-09-30 at 8.58.54 PM.jpe
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

More information can be found over at the Fellwalker website.

11042020

A trailer has been released for the four-part HBO documentary series Murder on Middle Beach. I am currently completing work on the series score.

The series will premiere on HBO Max on Sunday, November 15th, at 10pm.

NOTE: Not my music in this trailer...

10232020

The second single from Fellwalker, my collaboration with Cynthia Hopkins, has been released.

 

"By the Ocean" is available to stream everywhere.

Screen Shot 2020-09-30 at 8.58.54 PM.jpe
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

More information can be found over at the Fellwalker website.

10092020

The debut single from Fellwalker, my collaboration with Cynthia Hopkins, has been released.

 

"Heaven & Hell (all over again)", which features drumming by Dave King (The Bad Plus) is available to stream everywhere.

heaven and heall _ cover.jpg
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Bandcamp
  • YouTube

More information can be found over at the Fellwalker website.

10092020

A teaser trailer has been released for the four-part HBO documentary series Murder on Middle Beach. I am currently completing work on the series score.

The series will premiere on HBO Max on Sunday, November 15th, at 10pm.

NOTE: Not my music in this teaser...

07182020

I composed the score for a documentary feature film called On The Trail.

It premieres on HBO Max on August 6th, 2020.

The film, which is directed by Katie Hinman & Toby Oppenheimer, follows three reporters for CNN as they cover the 2020 presidential campaign.

More info in this Deadline story.

07142020

Cynthia Hopkins and I have been working on a five-song EP. The songs were written and recorded in our homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. The EP features drumming by Dave King (The Bad Plus). Visit the Fellwalker site for more info and music.

IMG_7194.jpeg

07012020

This website has undergone a complete redesign. I am in the process of adding additional material and updating the archive. Check back soon...