Jim is an Edinburgh-based Composer and Sound Designer.

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Feral (Tortoise in a Nutshell, Cumbernauld Theatre). In 2019, we performed a month-long run as part of ‘Brits off Broadway’ at 59e59 Theatres New York. It was a New York Times Critics Pick, and was nominated for two drama desk awards: ‘Outstanding Music in a Play’ (for my score), and ‘Unique Theatrical Experience’. Previously: Winner of Fringe First Award, 2013. Toured to Mexico, Denmark, Austria and extensively around the UK.

The Myth of the Singular Moment (Jim Harbourne, Tortoise in a Nutshell). My debut play. Performed at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. Winner of Summerhall VAULT Award. Nominated for Scottish Arts Club ‘Flying Artichoke’ award.

Velvet Evening Seance (Ross MacKay, Freshly Squeezed Productions and Uncertainty Principle). Performed at Assembly Hall through Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and touring Scotland in Spring 2018.

My Name is Irrelevant (Matthew Hall). Performed at Assembly Hall throughout Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Fisk (Tortoise in a Nutshell). A co-production with Teater Katapult, Aarhus, Denmark. It premiered in Aarhus, then toured Scotland in early 2017.

Wigilia  (Tartan Features, dir. Graham Drysdale). I provided the original soundtrack to this film, which stars  Iwona Glowinska and Duglas T Stewart. It premiered in December 2016 in Glasgow.

Leaper (Tucked In Productions, Lyric Hammersmith and national tour).

Fable (The Flanagan Collective, Summerhall). This show has been performed around the UK, and has been performed in New York and Australia.

The Lost Things (Tortoise in a Nutshell, Imaginate Festival and national tour).

Advanced Statements (Raw Film Productions for the Mental Welfare Commission). A series of short films arguing the case for the use of Advanced Statements in mental healthcare.