Photo: Vishal Malhotra

"2,524 Earthquakes This Year So Far." (500X Gallery, 2016)    Composition for Earthquake, Siren, and Strings.

Photo: Hady Mawadjeh

"2,524 Earthquakes This Year So Far." (500X Gallery, 2016)    Composition for Earthquake, Siren, and Strings.

Photo: Hady Mawadjeh

"I, Too." (500X Gallery, 2015) Panoramic music for 88 speakers.

James Talambas

Composer, producer, dj, and installation artist. He owns and operates New Media Recordings, a production company and creative venue on the south side of Fort Worth. Talambas does original scores and sound design for a number of films, and has recorded, produced, programmed, mastered, and arranged for a variety of local, national and international artists in a myriad of genres. Talambas consistently employs technology, improvisation and space into the pieces he composes, creating site specific, and musician specific electro-acoustic works.

 

Artist Statement

    Throughout my musical composition and audio production studies and I found myself asking questions that were little served by conventional approaches. One night, I sat down at the piano and began to improvise:  I would allow my mind to lead my hands and lead the composition. I then took those sounds, recorded and manipulated them, and amplified them in speakers around the room. I fell into the world my brain had created. It was exciting and scary, but reassuring. Through creating world of sound around me, I no longer felt at odds with the world within me.
    Moving beyond static pieces of art or music, I thus began working towards the creation of environments that could change a person’s perception by using frequency, dynamic, sound collage, tone, color, space, time, and technology.  Although, technology and new media are important elements of my work, I take particular care in not allowing technology to overshadow narrative and emotion, also important elements of my art.  In my art, technology is a means of expressing deeper aspects of humanity.

    Of late, I have been transitioning my work to more kinetic free standing structures that move seamlessly between mechanical and digital, have more visual stimulation, and allow for more expansive conversations on both the sublime and material socio-political issues.

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