James Rushford

James Rushford is an Australian composer-performer, whose work is drawn from specific concrète, improvised, avant-garde and collagist languages. 
As a composer, he has been commissioned by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Glasgow), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Neon (Oslo), Speak Percussion (Melbourne), Ensemble Vortex (Geneva), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Ensemble Offspring (Sydney), Decibel (Perth), Melbourne International Arts Festival, Norway Ultima Festival (2011), Unsound Festival (New York 2014) and Liquid Architecture (Melbourne).
As a performer, he has presented work at STEIM Institute (Amsterdam), Logos Foundation (Ghent), Issue Project Room (New York), Instants Chavirés (Montreuil), Constellation (Chicago), Café Oto (London), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), Blank Forms (New York), Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), Cave12 (Geneva), Send & Receive Festival (Winnipeg), WORM (Rotterdam), Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Only Connect Festival (Oslo), Now Now (2011/2012), Adelaide Festival (2014), Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2011), MONA FOMA (Tasmania 2020) and the Tectonics Festival (Adelaide 2014, New York 2015, Tel Aviv 2015)... He has also performed as a soloist with the Krakow Sinfonietta, Australian Art Orchestra, Michael Pisaro, Eyvind Kang, David Behrman and Jon Rose.
James Rushford has collaborative projects with Joe Talia, Golden Fur (with Sam Dunscombe & Judith Hamann), Ora Clementi (with crys cole), Oren Ambarchi,  Klaus Lang, Kassel Jaeger, Anthony Pateras, Will Guthrie, Annea Lockwood, Graham Lambkin, Francis Plagne, Tashi Wada, visual artists Michael Salerno, Rachel Yezbick and Haroon Mirza, and the writer Dennis Cooper
His music has been published by Unseen Worlds, Pogus,  Prisma, Bocian, Penultimate Press, Another Timbre, Holidays, Black Truffle, KYE, Shelter Press, Blank Forms.
He holds a Doctorate from the California Institute of the Arts.

(external link : www.james-rushford.com)
James Rushford - Turzets (vinyl LP)
Blank Forms - Records
Turzets collects a pair of new works primarily created and recorded in 2023 while the Australian composer-performer was in residence at La Becque, an art center on Lake Geneva in Switzerland: somewhat a departure for Rushford, working in traces of Klaus Schulze, concrete poetry, and ars subtilior into a precise and ever-unfolding tapestry.
James Rushford - Lake From The Louvers (vinyl LP)
Shelter Press - Records
The new solo work for concrete sounds, electronics and instruments from Australian composer-performer James Rushford: a shimmering and skittering piece inspired by the play of light and shadow on water.

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