Jules Maxwell’s background is in theatre and dance and he regularly composes at Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre in London.
He has created music for a wide variety of choreographers over the last 30 years, including Wayne McGregor, Jasmin Vardimon, Jane Mason, Cathy Marston, Charlotte Darbyshire, Theo Clinkard, Filip Van Huffel, Laila Diallo, Hofesh Schecter and Jeanine Durning. He composed the soundtrack to Tim Loane's Oscar nominated short film Dance Lexie Dance (1996).
Jules has worked extensively with Foy Vance and wrote the song First of July which appeared on Vance’s debut album Hope. He also collaborated with Duke Special on numerous recordings, shows and projects. In 2012 he joined Dead Can Dance for their Anastasis World Tour and he continues to write with Lisa Gerrard. Together he and Gerrard contributed 4 new songs to the new album Boocheemish by Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares.
In 2013 he set up Le Relais in the village of Noyelles in Northern France where he presents monthly concerts of his and others work. At the heart of his music and practice is a curiosity to find links across theatrical disciplines. He is as interested in drama as he is in sound. He cannot avoid hearing music in movement and light and language. He is drawn to the truth found in flaws and scars and people singing badly.