Blake Luley
Musician + Composer

composition + scoring


my film SCORE reel:

 Photo taken by  Eric Schwortz

Photo taken by Eric Schwortz

When I'm composing music, even if it's not for film, I have a clear visual landscape in mind. Creating a universe for the music to live in is absolutely paramount to my process. When I am scoring for film, I make sure the music enriches the atmosphere created by the visual, and never overpowers it. Musically, I attempt to marry the tradition of minimalism with the dark textures and studio techniques of ambient music. 

Impose Magazine has compared my composition work to "the effects of looking directly into the sun". While the experimental music blog Ad Hoc has said "Luley's work is more intricately arranged than a lot of the dark ambient music out there. The feedbacked screams at the climax tug right at the heart strings, balanced precariously on a delicate, meditative work." 

I've created ambient music under the pseudonym Ajnabi, and scored a variety of film projects including short films, non-profit informational videos, and promotional videos for companies. A short film I scored, Nick Santore, was a selection at the Chicago International Film Fest and a Vimeo Staff Pick.

I would love to discuss any potential scoring projects or collaborative composition projects you may have in mind. 


Select Film Scoring Projects:

Nick Santore Premiered at Chicago International Film Festival & a Vimeo Staff Pick

Short Film  WATCH


Facing Forward:­ Roger and Elizabeth

Short Documentary Video WATCH


The Retirement Network: Our Story

Promotional Video WATCH