John R. Graham (composer)

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John R. Graham
Birth name John Roderick Graham
Born Charlottesville, Virginia
Genres Film score, game score
Occupation(s) composer and conductor
Instruments Piano, Keyboard, Electronic composition, Voice
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts Immediate Music

John Roderick Graham is an American film composer. He is best known for his film scores to Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Alleged, Bitch Slap, Lange Flate Ballær 2, and American Strays. He won first prize for Best Original Score for his music in "Alleged" at the Michigan Film Festival, and won Best Soundtrack Album for his score for Long Flat Balls II at the Just Plain Folks awards.

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Graham was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. During his youth he studied at Charterhouse School in Surrey, England, studying singing and orchestral writing. Graham began his career singing and playing in bands, while studying traditional orchestral music. After Charterhouse, Graham pursued his studies at Williams College, Stanford University, and UCLA, focusing more and more on film music over time.

Graham's first film score was written for Full Contact, a film directed by Rick Jacobson, whom he has also worked with at other times, including, most recently, on Bitch Slap. He has also worked with James Brolin on My Brother's War and Pensacola: Wings of Gold.

Graham also works with Immediate Music, and his music has been featured in the trailers for Avatar, Edge of Darkness, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" (Fox), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (film)" The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and others.

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