James is a composer and performer of live computer music, with and without other instruments. He blends elements of various club genres with techniques from jazz and contemporary classical music. He is an avid user, since 2002, of the SuperCollider audio programming language, and a contributor of code and documentation to the project (including the dewdrop_lib set of Quark extensions and the Practical Guide to Patterns series of help files). Past projects include performances in Washington DC, Birmingham UK, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanning), South Korea (Seoul), and an evening-length modern dance work, “Affectations,” with interactive electronic music in collaboration with Dance Box Theater (premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2010). He studied composition at Butler University (B.Mus., 1993) and Duke University (PhD, 2001), and is currently teaching electronic music production, film music and sound design at Xinghai Conservatory of Music (Guangzhou, China).
The Indiana Electro-Music Group & the Irving Theater proudly announce the Third Midwest Electro-Music Experience (MEME) Festival being held in Historic Irvington at The Irving Theater August 1-2, 2014. MEME is also supported by Sun King Brewery, World of Vapor Indy and Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium.
Facebook event here.
MEME 2014 is bringing 38 of some of the world’s finest experimental electronic and electroacoustic musicians to Indianapolis, Indiana. They will be joined by local artists for two days of concerts, workshops, demonstrations and collaborations. Musical styles cover a broad spectrum, guaranteed to be creative and original. Live video art will accompany the concerts, for an immersive multi-media experience. The musicians employ a wide variety of electronic and acoustic instruments, from synthesizers and theremins to found objects and custom controllers. Saturday afternoon features workshops and an open collaboration stage.