I (James Black, b.1990) was born, two weeks early, when my parents were attending a business conference in Torbay, UK. I have continued to do things at my own pace. I grew up in Bristol, moved to Oxford in 2008 for my bachelors studies, and moved to Copenhagen in 2013.
I write music to communicate with people. If I was not a composer, I think I would be a writer. For me, music is the best tool I have to speak my mind precisely because of its non-specificity. I am trying to find a balance between communicating directly without room for misunderstanding on one hand, and creating something abstract and unknowable on the other. I also think it is important to do things without knowing why you are doing them. That can come later.
Four pieces for sinfonietta with soloist
The piece is autobiographical.