During my prior studies and professional career, I developed a deep interest in the study and creation of new and pioneering musical expressions. Captivated by the increasing digital-alienation of individuals, which started nearly a decade ago, I have grown intensively interested in exploring the interrelation between electronic and analog music languages.
In a world overloaded of information where work specialization and social media are segmenting society, KOEDE aims to create new bridges between musical and visual art forms. Working together with both recognized and emerging artists, this duo offers an interesting and unique proposal to the community.
Reviewers have described James' music as "muscular", "crazy", "funny", "sad", "painfully honest", and like a "taste of the working men’s clubs of northern England". His influences span from classical music, to pop music, to dance, to ancient yogic breathing techniques, to Egyptian hieroglyphics, to stand up comedy, to computer game music, and back to classical music again.
This piece explores the figure of the performer as a user, taking his/her instrument as an interface between the physical and the virtual. The use of samplers (very short and pre-recorded sounds), which are launched by the EWI, simplifies the sonorous material at its maximum, removing any possible timbre variation and focusing exclusively on the relationship between action and sound.