Jimmy Lavalle

Jimmy LaValle


JIMMY LAVALLE, is a composer who crafts musical landscapes with
synthesizers and effects to create a nuanced palette of textures and immersive atmospheres. His sonic creations defy easy categorization, skillfully blending soothing melodies with unexpected dissonance. Drawing inspiration from minimalist luminaries like Philip Glass, Brian Eno, and Cliff Martinez, LAVALLE has forged a distinctive method of adorning the sonic space in his music.

With over two decades of music, LAVALLE’s creative endeavors span film scoring, sound collage, and ambient electronic music. Touring globally as “THE ALBUM LEAF” he has delivered a diverse array of releases, including full-length albums, film scores, remixes, collaborative recordings, and EPs, showcasing his versatility since 1999. 

LAVALLE‘s notable contributions to the world of cinema encompass a spectrum of acclaimed films, including “Ovarian Psycos,” “Artist and Mother” by Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle, and Blumhouse-produced “They Come Knocking” and “Baby Blue” directed by Adam Mason. His work on award-winning films like “The Endless,” “Synchronic,” and “Something In The Dirt,” directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, have played successfully at top tier festivals including Sundance, Toronto International, TriBeca, SXSW, Hot Docs, Fantastic Fest, Seattle, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, as well as PBS’ Independent Lens. 

“I compose music to complement the tone of a film,” expresses LAVALLE. “The focus is on constructing a mood, using silence as another instrument. I aim for a dark, melancholic, uplifting quality—elements that may seem contradictory but converge harmoniously. Each film receives an exclusive aural treatment, creating its own environment and world—a cohesive structure aligned with the director’s vision.” LAVALLE’s dedication to challenging instrumental music extends to his band, “THE ALBUM LEAF,” showcasing an ongoing exploration of the boundless horizons of sound and composition through his compelling film soundtracks. 

Selected Credits


A Town Called Victoria (Composer, Music Produced By, Music Recorded and Mixed by)
ITVS International
Director: Li Lu
Producers: Li Lu, Anthony Pedone
Starring: Abe Ajrami, Omar Rachid, Shahid Hashmi

Into the Dark (Episode: They Come Knocking)
Director: Adam Mason
Producers: Marshall Persinger, Tevin Adelman, Lauren Downey, Alexander Kruener
Starring: Clayne Crawford, Josephine Langford, Lia McHugh

No Más Bebés(Additional Music)
ITVS International
Director: Renee Tajima-Pena
Producers: Virginia Espino, Renee Tajima-Pena

City Rising: The Informal Economy (Composer)
Director: Joanna Sokołowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Producers: Justin Cram, Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle

Artbound (Episode: Artist and Mother)
BCurious Productions
Director: Joanna Sokołowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Producers: Matthew Crotty, Jori Finkel, Kelly Parker, Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle

Valor (Composer: Pilot)
The CW
Director: Michael M. Robin
Producers: James Spies
Starring: Christina Ochoa, Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett

Independent Lens (Additional Music)
ITVS International
Director: Renee Tajima-Pena
Producers: Virginia Espino, Renee Tajima-Pena

Lovecraft Country (Song – “Window”)
Director: Daniel Sackheim
Producers: Misha Green, Dana Robin, Christina Varotsis
Starring: Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

Scandal (Song – “The Light”)
Director:Shonda Rhimes
Producers: Matt Byrne, Shonda Rhimes
Starring: Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield

P.O.V (Songs – “The Light”, “Seal Beach”)
Director: Heather Courtney
Producers: Alex Chavez, Chad Stocker

Suits (Song – “Blank Pages”)
USA Network
Director: Dennie Gordon
Producers: Gene Klein, Steve Wakefield
Starring: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman

Sons of Anarchy (Song – “Writings on the Wall”)
FX Network
Director: Allen Coulter. Michael Dinner
Producers: Kevin G. Cremin, Kelly A. Manners, Kurt Sutter
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

Grey’s Anatomy (Song – “Writings on the Wall”)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Director: Shonda Rhimes, Stacy McKee
Producers: Tammy Ann Casper, Rob Dorn, Linda Klein
Starring: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl

The O.C.(Songs)
Warner Home Video
Director: Josh Schwartz
Producers: Loucas George, Josh Schwartz, John Stephens
Starring: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson


Things Will Be Different (Composer)
XYZ Films
Director: Michael Felker
Producers: Michael Felker, Jacob Rosenthal, Shane Spiegel
Starring: Adam David Thompson, Riley Dandy, Chloe Skoczen

Baby Blue (Composer, Orchestration, Score Editor, Score Produced by, Score mixed by)
XYZ Films
Director: Adam Mason
Producers: Aramis Knight, Adam Mason, Bradley Pilz, Philip Rose
Starring: Dylan Sprayberry, Cyrus Arnold, Oliver Cooper

Something in the Dirt (Composer)
XYZ Films
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Producers: Justin Benson, David Lawson Jr., Aaron Moorhead
Starring: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Sarah Adina Smith

The F**k-It List (Composer)
Director: Michael Duggan
Producers: Michael Duggan, Dan McDermott, Matthew Signer
Starring: Eli Brown, Madison Iseman, Marcus Scribner

3022 (Composer)
Saban Films
Director: John Suits
Producers: Tara L. Craig, John Suits
Starring: Omar Epps, Kate Walsh, Angus Macfadyen

Synchronic (Composer)
Well Go USA Entertainment
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Producers: Justin Benson, David Lawson Jr., Michael Mendelsohn, Aaron Moorhead
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Katie Aselton

The Endless (Composer)
Well Go USA Entertainment
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Producers: Justin Benson, Thomas R. Burke, David Lawson Jr., Aaron Moorhead, Leal Naim
Starring: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez

The Mars Generation(Additional Music)
Director: Michael Barnett
Producers: Austin Francalancia, Clare Tucker
Starring: Elsa Shiju, Bob Behnken, Alayna Bidlack

Ovarian Psycos (Composer)
PBS /Independent Lens
Director: Joanna Sokołowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Producers: Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle

Youth (Song – “Ceiling Gazing”)
Fox Searchlight
Director: Paolo Sorrentino Producers: Carlotta Calori, Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano

Spring (Composer)
Drafthouse Films
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Producers: Justin Benson, David Lawson Jr., Aaron Moorhead
Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti

Before You Know it (Composer)
Director: PJ Raval Producers: Sara Giustini, PJ Raval
Starring: Dennis Creamer, Ty Martin, Robert Mainor, Carly Davin Nation

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (Composer)
Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Producers: Kelcey Edwards
Starring: Lynda Carter, Jane Espenson, Kathleen Hanna

Torey’s Distraction (Composer)
Electra Fidelis Films
Director: Tisha Blood
Producers: Tisha Blood, Melina McKinnon Cain, King Hollis, Tamber Johnson, Matthew West Taylor


Killface (Composer)
Director: Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Producer: Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Starring: Natalie”KILLFACE” Morgan

The Middle (Composer)
Echobend Pictures
Director: Sylvia Ray
Producers: Josef Maxwell, Victoria Moroles, Sylvia Ray, Rodry Soza
Starring: Victoria Moroles, Julio Macias, Isabella Feliciana

Dumped (Composer)
Vktrycreative Studios
Director: Lowam Eyasu
Producers: Sylvia Ray
Starring: Kate Amudsen, Elissa Bonito, Lowam Eyasu

Boy, NOLA (Theme)
Riain Rising
Director: Brian Hollars
Producers: Declan Ryan
Starring: Anthony Landers, London Curtis