James Brody

James Brody

James Brody (b.1941) studied composition at Indiana University with Iannis Xenakis and Franz Kamin. He wrote the liner notes for the original Nonesuch LP of 'Iannis Xenakis - Electroacoustic Music'. He was co-founder of artists collectives FIASCO in Bloomington, CAPASA in San Antonio and the Baltimore Composers Forum. In 1970, he taught composition, theory and electronic music at East Texas State University. He has written many electroacoustic and instrumental works, of which a number have been presented at various electroacoustic music conferences and at The Kennedy Center   Traces for orchestra was commissioned and performed by the Harrisburg Symphony in 1994. James is is an active member and past president of the Baltimore Composers Forum, where many of his works were premiered. DRD4 for flute, clarinet, contrabass and piano, based on the genetic code, was performed by Washington Musica Viva in 2003. Techqua Ikachi!, for four channel electroacoustics, four instrumental groups, chorus, singers and actors with a text by Frederick Schreiner based on the Hopi story of creation, was premiered at York College of Pennsylvania in 2004 where he was a member of the adjunct faculty of York College of Pennsylvania. Brody currently resides in northern New Mexico near Santa Fe.