James O’Callaghan

James O’Callaghan is a senior undergraduate music student at Simon Fraser University studying composition with Barry Truax, David MacIntyre and Arne Eigenfeldt. He is an emerging composer, sound designer and multi-disciplinary artist. His music, equally concentrated within acoustic and electroacoustic idioms, explores ideas of dialecticism, semantics, social justice, technology, and alienation. Using techniques inspired by Brechtian theatre, Comics and Soviet Montage, he has developed a musical language characterized by juxtaposition and contrast.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SCA
Position: Research Assistant
Email: jdo1ac.ufs
Website: www.jamesocallaghan.ca
Projects: Mixed Morphologies: Gesture transformation through the use of electronics in the music of Kaija Saariaho

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