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Dr James Andean

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK

T: +441162577521

E: james.andean@dmu.ac.uk

W: jamesandean.com

 

Personal profile

James Andean is a musician and sound artist. He is active as a composer, performer, and lecturer in a range of fields, including acousmatic music, electroacoustic composition and performance, improvisation, sound art, sound diffusion, sound installations, audiovisual art, and multidisciplinary performance. He is a founding member of several groups and ensembles, including Rank Ensemble, LOS duo, and Plucié/DesAndes. He has performed throughout Europe and North America, and his works have been presented around the world.

Research interests/expertise

Electroacoustic composition and performance; acousmatic music; sound art; sound diffusion; improvisation; interdisciplinary performance; sonic narrative

Qualifications

Doctor of Music, University of the Arts Helsinki - forthcoming

Master of Music, Sibelius Academy, 2009

Bachelor of Music, McGill University, 1995

Honours and awards

MADATAC06 Digital Arts Awards, 2015,
Audiovisual installation Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa: 1st Prize, Installations category 

Lumen Prize, 2014, Audiovisual installation Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa: Creative Coding Award 

Sonic Arts Awards, 2014, Composition Psygeio: Honorable Mention (First) 

Presque Rien Competition, 2013, Composition Déchirure: 2nd Prize 

Destellos Competition, 2013, Audiovisual installation Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa: Honorable Mention, Mixed Media category

Membership of professional associations and societies

Society of Finnish Composers / Audio Engineering Society / International Computer Music Association / Electroacoustic Music Studies Network / European Sound Studies Association / Canadian Electroacoustic Community / Association Presque Rien / Charm of Sound - Aänen Lumo / Canadian Association for Sound Ecology / Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology

Conference attendance

Alternative Histories of Electronic Music, 14–16 April 2016, The Science Museum Research Centre, London. Paper: “Electroacoustic Mythmaking: National Grand Narratives in Electroacoustic Music”

The Fifth International Conference on Minimalist Music, 2015, University of Turku, Finland.
Paper: “Electroacoustic Minimalism & Minimalist Electroacoustics” 

EMS2015: The Art of Electroacoustic Music, 2015, University of Sheffield.
Paper: “Rhythm in Acousmatic Music” 

'The Reflective Conservatoire': 4th International Conference, 2015, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Paper: “Interdisciplinary Encounters: Transition, mediation, and dissolution in multidisciplinary improvisation” 

CIME/ICEM 2014 conference, University of North Texas, USA.
Paper: “New and Recent Online Resources for Acousmatic Music” 

Perspectives on Musical Improvisation II conference, 2014, University of Oxford.
Poster: “Interdisciplinary Encounters: Transition, Mediation, and Dissolution in Multidisciplinary Improvisation” 

2nd European Sound Studies Association (ESSA) Conference, 2014, Copenhagen.
Paper: “Sonic Narratives: Exploring sound as narrative/studying narrative through sound” 

EMS14: Electroacoustic Music Beyond Concert Performance, Berlin, Germany. Paper: “Towards a Narratology of Acousmatic Music” 

Third Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History, 2014, Helsinki, Finland. Paper: “Of Nations, Studios, and Other Electroacoustic Myths: Deconstructing the National Grand Narrative(s) of Electroacoustic Music” 

Sonic Signatures Symposium, 2014, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Paper: “Acousmatic Music in the Context of the Recording Arts” 

Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society Conference, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.
Paper: “Electroacoustic Performance Practice in Interdisciplinary Improvisation” 

1st International Conference of the European Sound Studies Association, 2013, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
Paper: “Sound and Narrative: Acousmatic composition as artistic research” 

'Imagined Worlds: Worldmaking In Arts And Literature' conference, 2013, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Paper: “Narrative Worlds in Acousmatic Music” 

EMS 13: Electroacoustic Approaches in the Context of Interactive Approaches and Networks, Lisbon, Portugal.
Paper: “Electroacoustic Performance Practice in Interdisciplinary Improvisation” 

LAPSody 2013, Theatre Academy/University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.
” Research Group in Interdisciplinary Improvisation: Performance/Presentation” 

'The Medium is the Message: Sound - Image - Gesture' conference, 2013, Plaisir, France.
Paper: “Multimodality in Audiovisual Art” 

Cultural Memory of Sound & Space - 17th Finnish Music Researchers' Symposium, 2013, University of Turku, Finland. Panel: “Sounding Motion: Time and Space in Cross-Disciplinary Improvisation” 

Cultural Memory of Sound & Space - 17th Finnish Music Researchers' Symposium, 2013, University of Turku, Finland.
Paper: “Space and Place in Acousmatic Music” 

CARPA 3: Third Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, 2013, Theatre Academy/University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.
Paper: “Research Group in Interdisciplinary Improvisation: Performance/Presentation” 

'From Tape to Typedef: Compositional Methods in Electroacoustic Music' conference, 2013, University of Sheffield, UK.
Paper: “Approaches to Narrative in Acousmatic Music”

Perspectives on Musical Improvisation conference, 2012, University of Oxford, UK. Poster: “Projecting the Musical Future: Communication of musical intentions in collective electroacoustic improvisation.” 

Sixteenth Nordic Musicological Congress, 2012, Stockholm University, Sweden. Paper: “Projecting the Musical Future: Communication of musical intentions in collective electroacoustic improvisation” 

Third International Symposium on Music/Sonic Art: Practices and Theories, 2012, Karlsruhe Institut fur Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik, Karlsruhe, Germany. Paper: “Sound, Music and Motion: Sound Art and Music in Cross-Disciplinary Improvisation” 

EMS12: Meaning and Meaningfulness in Electroacoustic Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden.
Paper: “The Future of Electroacoustic Pedagogy” 

Sound, Sight, Space and Play 2012, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Keynote: “Sound and Motion: Strategies for cross-disciplinary improvisation between musicians and dancers” 

International Music Club 2012 Improvisation Conference, Petrozavodsk State Conservatory, Russia. Paper: “Perspectives on Improvisation: A report from the Improv Research Group of the CMT” 

The 16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland, 2012, University of Jyväskylä. “An Embodied Approach to Acousmatic Music” 

OrCiM International Seminar 2012: Composition–Experiment–Tradition, Orpheus Research Centre in Music, Ghent, Belgium. Performance/presentation: “Hidden Control Lines” 

ISSSM2011, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Poster: “The Musical and the Narrative in Acousmatic Music: A composition-based project of artistic research” 

100 Years of Musicological Scholarship in Finland celebration symposium, 2011, University of Helsinki, Finland. Paper: “Musical and Narrative Qualities in Acousmatic Music”

Professional esteem indicators

Organised Sound, 2016: guest editor

Organised Sound, 2013 to present: reviewer

International Computer Music Conference, 2015 to present: music reviewer

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