James Goode Sound Image

About Me

I’m an audio engineer, composer, musician, songwriter, sound designer, and video editor based in Berkeley, California. I create original music and sound design for theater, film, video, live performance, dance, radio, recorded media, installations, and the web. I’ve worked with actors, animators, choreographers, composers, curators, directors, filmmakers, musicians, playwrights, visual artists, writers, and others on a wide variety of projects.


To bring innovative sound and music to theater, dance and motion pictures.


Mills College, Oakland, CA. MFA, Electronic Music and the Recording Media, 2000.
SUNY at Purchase, Purchase, NY. BFA, Video and Printmaking, 1989.


Music composition, sound design, recording, arranging, editing, mixing, mastering, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, GO Button, Logic Pro, QLab, Switcher Studio, wireless microphone systems.


Crypto Shadows.  California Pictures, 2023.
Best of PlayGround 27.  PlayGround, 2023.
Romeo & Juliet.  African-American Shakespeare Company, 2023.
Is God Is.
 Oakland Theater Project, 2023.
The Glass Menagerie.  African-American Shakespeare Company, 2023.
Exodus to Eden.  
Oakland Theater Project, 2023.
Monday Night PlayGround: RESOLUTION.  PlayGround, 2023.
Monday Night PlayGround: HOLIDAY SPIRIT.  PlayGround, 2022.
A Very Hitchcock Christmas.  PlayGround, 2022.
As You Like It.  San Francisco Playhouse, 2022.
Monday Night PlayGround: GIVE AND TAKE.  PlayGround, 2022.
Monday Night PlayGround: IN DISGUISE.  PlayGround, 2022.
The Four Gifts.  Hillbarn Theatre, 2022. 
Echoes of US.  
African-American Shakespeare Company / The CRAFT Institute, 2022.
Best of PlayGround 26.  
PlayGround, 2022.
Richard II.  
African-American Shakespeare Company, 2022.
Monday Night PlayGround: ADAPTED NURSERY RHYMES.  
PlayGround, 2022.
New Conservatory Theatre Center, 2022.
Monday Night PlayGround: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW.  
PlayGround, 2022.
Men on Boats.  
Palo Alto Players, 2022.
Monday Night PlayGround: NOT SO SILENT NIGHT.  
PlayGround, 2021.
Monday Night PlayGround: WHODUNNIT.  
PlayGround, 2021.
Kenyan International Cello Festival.  
Robert Howard / Rebecca Merblum, 2021.
After the Weather with Spencer Christian Podcast.  
Town Kryer / ABC, 2021.
Another Wet Clay Morning.  James Goode, 2021.
LOVE & LONGING: Reaching Across the Distance.  Valley of the Moon Music Festival, 2021.
OCCUPANT.  Too Soon Old Productions, 2021.
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10.  Valley of the Moon Music Festival, 2021.
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1.  Valley of the Moon Music Festival, 2021.
Cello Heaven with Nina Shekhar.  Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, 2021.
Hardships on the Loose Coast.  James Goode, 2021.
Light Socket.  Hank Grebe / James Goode, 2021.
OUT of Site: SOMA.  Eye Zen Presents, 2020.
Justice for All Podcast, Episodes 5-7.  Town Kryer, 2020.
Sister Act, the Musical.  Stage 1 Theatre, 2020.
Native Gardens.  Center REP, 2019.
It's Only a Play.  Hillbarn Theatre, 2019.
The Glass Menagerie.  Role Players Ensemble, 2019.
Escaped Alone / Here We Go.  Anton’s Well Theater Company, 2019.
OUT of Site: SOMA.  Eye Zen Presents, 2019.
Arden of Faversham.  Theater of Others, 2019.
Justice for All Podcast, Episodes 1-4.  Town Kryer, 2019.
Leading Ladies.  Hillbarn Theatre, 2019.
All the Way.  Palo Alto Players, 2018.
Hamlet.  Oakland Theater Project, 2018.
dirty butterfly.  Anton’s Well Theater Company, 2018.
Pool of Unknown Wonders: Undertow of the Soul.  Oakland Theater Project, 2018.
4.48 Psychosis.  Anton’s Well Theater Company, 2018.
Oedipus at Palm Springs.  Theatre Rhinoceros, 2018.
Antigone.  Theater of Others, 2018.
Champagne.  6NewPlays, 2018.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Musical.  Theatre Rhinoceros, 2018.
Dog’s Misery Swamp.  David Jacobson, 2018.
The Miracle Worker.  Altarena Playhouse, 2018.
Scapegoat.  PlayGround, 2018.
Bright Shining Sea.  PlayGround, 2018.
Best of PlayGround 22.  PlayGround, 2018.
SNOOPY!!! The Musical.  Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company, 2018.
The Human Ear.  Anton’s Well Theater Company, 2018.
All’s Well That Ends Well.  Theater of Others, 2018.
OUT of Site: North Beach.  Eye Zen Presents, 2018.
Transitions.  Theatre Rhinoceros, 2018.
Bat Boy, the Musical.  Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company, 2018.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.  Altarena Playhouse, 2018.
Man of La Mancha.  Custom Made Theatre Company, 2018.
This Wide Night.  Anton’s Well Theater Company, 2017.
Café Stories.  The Unknown Players, 2017.
OH Justice!  The Impact Fund, 2017.
The Fatales.  Playwrights Foundation / Playwrights Festival, 2017.
LEAR!  Theatre Rhinoceros / Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, 2017.
The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse.  Theater of Others, 2017.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Musical.  Theatre Rhinoceros, 2017.
MOUTHFEEL.  James Goode, 2017.
Ping Pong State of Mind.  Maligrad Contemporary Dance Company, 2017.
HAUNTERS.  The Brain Factory, 2017.
Trepans of Yore.  Cole Palme / Joyful Noise Recordings, 2017.
What I Hear When You Say...  PBS, 2017.
The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident.  FaultLine Theater, 2016.
Dorkcore – Team Awesome Battles Candor.  Dawnrunner, 2015.
Animal R&R – Episodes 3 and 4.  KPBS, 2015.


L. Peter Callenderlpcallender@african-americanshakes.org / (510) 798-5533
James Foxjfox@dawnrunner.com / (415) 637-3219
Jim Kleinmannjim@playground-sf.org / (415) 992-6677