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Dr Stuart James

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6073, Email: s.james@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3.268
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6073
Email: s.james@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3.268  

 

Stuart is a Lecturer of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Biography

Stuart is a Western Australian composer, performer, and audio engineer who has been previously commissioned to write works by the ABC, Decibel Ensemble, Tetrafide Ensemble, the WASO New Music Ensemble, percussionist Louise Devenish, and visual artist Erin Coates. Stuart's work has also been performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Michael Kieran Harvey. Stuart has studied composition with American composer Allison Applebaum, British composer Anthony Payne (BBC), Roger Smalley, Nigel Butterly, Lindsay Vickery, and Cathie Travers. Stuart won the state finals of the ASME young composers’ competition, won the Dorothy Ransom composition prize whilst at UWA, and has also been nominated for Australian Music Centre Awards for his percussion pieces Temperaments and Kinabuhi | Kamatayon. Stuart also works as a full-time lecturer as part of the composition and music technology course at WAAPA, and operates his own commercial recording studio, The Soundfield Studio, recording and mixing notable artists including ShockOne, Kele Okereke, JMSN, Ta-ku, Loston, Jamie Page, and many others. Stuart also recently received his doctorate for research in spatial audio, spectral synthesis, and wave terrain synthesis.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Master of Arts Creative Arts, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Bachor of Music with First Class Honours, The University of Western Australia, 2001.
  • Certificate of Music in Jazz, Edith Cowan University, 1995.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • The Gig Engine: Modelling Cybernetic Complexity and Contingency in Electronic Music Performance,  FXpansion Audio UK Ltd,  Industry Engagement Scholarship to Support PhD Projects,  2018 - 2022,  $52,500.
  • A Perceptual Evaluation of 3D Sonification Techniques for Computer-Assisted Navigation,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2018,  2018 - 2019,  $18,400.
  • Graphic Music Notation in Networked Performance Environments,  Edith Cowan University,  Australia-Germany JRC Scheme (UA-DAAD),  2015 - 2018,  $24,400.
  • After Julia: 8 new works by Australian Composers to be performed by Decibel.,  Australia Council for the Arts,  Australia Council for Music - New Work,  2014,  $22,560.
  • Applications for networked tablet computers as interactive music readers, writers and players,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development - 2011,  2011 - 2013,  $18,770.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Vickery, L., Devenish, L., James, S., Hope, C., (2017), Expanded Percussion Notation in Recent Works by Cat Hope, Stuart James and Lindsay Vickery. Contemporary Music Review, 36(1-2), 15-35, Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/07494467.2017.1371879.

Conference Publications

  • Vickery, L., James, S., (2017), The Enduring Temporal Mystery of Ornette Coleman's Lonely Woman. Proceedings of the 2015 WA Chapter MSA Symposium on Music Performance and Analysis, 49-63, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Chapter of the Musicological Society of Australia, in conjunction with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University.
  • James, S., Hope, C., Vickery, L., Wyatt, A., Carey, B., Fu, X., Hajdu, G., (2017), Establishing connectivity between the existing networked music notation packages Quintet.net, Decibel ScorePlayer and MaxScore. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation (TENOR) 2017, 171-181, A Coruña, Spain, UCD Press.
  • James, S., (2017), A Novel approach to Timbre Morphology: Audio-rate control of Additive Synthesis. Proceedings of the 43rd International Computer Music Conference, 201-206.
  • James, S., (2016), Multi-Point Nonlinear Spatial Distribution of Effects across the Soundfield. Proceedings of the 42nd International Computer Music Conference, 129-134, Utrecht, The Netherlands, HKU University of the Arts.
  • Hope, C., James, S., Wyatt, A., (2016), Headline grabs for music: The development of an iPad score generator. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 375-376, online only, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
  • James, S., (2016), A Classification of Multi-Point Spectral Sound Shapes. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association, 57-64, online only, The Australasian Computer Music Association.
  • Vickery, L., James, S., (2016), Tectonic: a networked, generative and interactive, conducting environment for iPad. Proceedings of the 42nd International Computer Music Conference, 542-547, Utrecht, The Netherlands, HKU University of the Arts.
  • James, S., (2016), A Multi-Point 2D Interface: Audio-Rate Signals for Controlling Complex Multi-Parametric Sound Synthesis. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 401-406, online only, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
  • James, S., (2015), Spectromorphology and Spatiomorphology of Sound Shapes: audio-rate AEP and DBAP panning of spectra. Proceedings of the 41st International Computer Music Conference 2015, 278-285, United States, International Computer Music Association.
  • James, S., (2014), Sound shapes and spatial texture: Frequency-space morphology. Proceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos, 1437-1443, International Computer Music Association and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • James, S., Hope, C., (2013), 2D AND 3D Timbral Spatialisation: Spatial Motion, Immersiveness, and Notions of Space. Proceedings of the 2013 ICMC Conference Presented by Tura New Music, The International Computer Music Association, Australasian Computer Music Association and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University, 77-84, San Francisco, CA, USA, International Computer Music Association.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., Wyatt, A., James, S., (2013), Mobilising John Cage: The Design and Creation of Score Generators for the Complete John Cage Variations I–VIII. Malaysian Music Journal, 2(21 - 23 August 2013), 34-45, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Penerbit University Pendidikan Sultan Idris.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • James, S., (2017), Noise in the Clouds., PICA, Perth, Australia & Hochschule fur Musik und Theatre, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Vickery, L., Hope, C., James, S., Wyatt, A., (2016), Decibel: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/Universities Australia Exchange with Hochschule fur Musik und Theatre. Decibel DAAD/Universities Australia Exchange with HfMT (Hamburg), Hochschule fur Musik und Theatre, Decibel.
  • James, S., (2015), Kinabuhi | Kamatayon (2015). Electroacoustic Music for One Percussionist, Astor Lounge.
  • James, S., (2015), Existence Éphémère (2015). Scale Variable: Concert 3: Anime, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art .
  • Hope, C., James, S., (2015), Feather. Akousmatikoi Concert (Totally Huge New Music Festival), WA Museum Foyer, Tura New Music.
  • Coates, E., James, S., (2013), Merge. The Cars That Ate Perth, Spectrum Project Space, Sound Gallery, Erin Coates.
  • James, S., (2013), Veden Ja Tulen Elementit (The Elements of Water and Fire). 2013 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC/IDEA), State Theatre Centre, Stuart James.
  • James, S., (2013), N-Dimension. Audio Art Festival, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland , Audio Art Festival.
  • James, S., (2013), The Overview Effect., Spectrum Project Space, Stuart James.
  • Vickery, L., Hope, C., James, S., Devenish, L., (2017), Decibel Electronic Concerto. Electric Concerto, PICA performance Space, Perth WA., Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., James, S., (2017), Speechless., Vitalstatistix, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Tura New Music (Annalisa Oxenburgh).
  • Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Boynes, L., Hope, C., (2016), Decibel Tokyo Wonder Site Residency. Decibel: Tokyo Wonder Site Residency, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo Wonder Site.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2016), Decibel - Chance Figurations. Chance Figurations: Japan, Tokyo WonderSite, Hyongo, ICLA, Yamanashi University, Kofu, Kunitachi University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan.
  • Hope, C., James, S., Wyatt, A., Vickery, L., Parr, T., Cahnam, N., (2016), Decibel - Cissie Tang - The Light that was Waiting. Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address: Nicole Canham - The Poetry of the Present, State Library of Western Australia Lecture Theatre, Tura New Music, Peggy Glanville Hicks Address.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Tonkin, C., Devenish, L., (2016), Intermodulations: A homage to Roger Smalley. Scale Variable New Chamber Music, Concert 1: Intermodulations, State Theatre Centre, Northbridge, WA, Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., Robinson, C., (2015), Occam Ocean Hexa II. Occam: The Music of Eliane Radigue, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., Hayward, R., Cauvin, M., James, S., (2015), The Obvious Foundation by Robin Hayward. Sound Unbound: Music from visitors - Robin Hayward, Spectrum Project Space, DAAD Germany.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., James, S., Devenish, L., (2015), Loaded [NSFW] by Laura Jane Lowther. After Julia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tura New Music/Difficult Listening.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Devinish, L., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., (2014), After Julia - Decibel. After Julia, Eugene Goosens Hall, Sydney, ABC Classic FM.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Devinish, L., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., (2014), Decibel: Free Music No. 1 and No. 2. Reading Free Music, The Percy Grainger Museum, Melbourne, The Percy Grainger Museum.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., (2014), Art Calls. Art Calls, Skype.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Devinish, L., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., (2014), The Making of The Moment of Disappearance. Buruwan, Carriageworks, Sydney, The Performance Space.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel Performance of Giacinto Scelsi 'Maknonogon'. Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Curva Minore.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of Giacinto Scelsi 'Kho Lho''. Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Curva Minore.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel Performance of Giacinto Scelsi 'Tre Pezzi'. Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Curva Minore.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of Giacinto Scelsi 'Aleluilia'. Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Italy, Curva Minore.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of Lindsay Vickery's ounhörbares wird hörbar (the inaudible becomes audible). Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Curva Minore.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel Performance of Lindsay Vickery 'The Last Years'. ABC Classic FM, Studio 620 ABC Perth, ABC Classic FM.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Devenish, L., (2013), Way Out Back by Alvin Curran - Decibel. International Computer Music Conference, The Key Note, Western Australia State Museum, International Computer Music Association, San Francisco and Tura New Music.
  • James, S., Little, S., Burt, W., (2013), Without Glue by Warren Burt - Decibel. International Computer Music Conference Key Note Concert, WA State Museum, International Computer Music Association, San Francisco and Tura New Music.
  • Vickery, L., James, S., (2013), Soliloquies; echoes by Maurice Wright - Decibel. 2013 International Computer Music Conference, WA State Museum, International Computer Music Association.
  • James, S., Wyatt, A., (2013), VURTVURTVURT by Alexander Sigman - Decibel. 2013 International Computer Music Conference, WA State Museum, Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Devenish, L., Devenish, L., (2013), Goldstream Variations by Scott Deal - Decibel. 2013 International Computer Music Conference, WA State Museum, International Computer Music Association.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., Devenish, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), In the Beginning of What Exactly - Decibel. Drawn From Sound, ABC Studio 620, Perth, ABC Classic FM.
  • Vickery, L., James, S., (2013), Concertino by Maruillio Cacciatore - Decibel. 2013 International Computer Music Conference, WA State Museum, International Computer Music Association, San Francisco and Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Devenish, L., (2013), Flat Time Sounding by David Toop - Decibel. 2013 International Computer Music Conference, WA State Museum, International Computer Music Association.
  • Vickery, L., Hope, C., James, S., (2013), Vice Versa by Amanda Stewart - Decibel. Australian Music Program, Dig Gallery, Kosice , Dig Gallery.
  • Vickery, L., Hope, C., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., James, S., (2013), The Aura Implicit by Sam Gillies - Decibel. Australian Music Program, Dig Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia, Dig gallery.
  • Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, T., (2013), Black Disciples by Cat Hope - Decibel. Drawn From Sound, ABC Studio 620, Perth, ABC Classic FM.
  • Vickery, L., James, S., Hope, C., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of Cat Hope's Lowest Drawer. Australian Music Program, Dig Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia, Dig Gallery.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Tanner, P., (2013), The Perils of Disobedience by Rachael Dease - Decibel. The Western Australian Composers Project, Perth Insitute of Contemporary Arts, PICA, Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Tanner, P., (2013), N Dimension by Stuart James - Decibel. Australian Music Program, Krakow, Poland & Kosice, Slovakia, Decibel.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., Parr, T., James, S., (2013), Silent Revolution by Lindsay Vickery - Decibel. Australian Music Program, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland , Art Audio Festival.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of Sogno 102 by Cat Hope. Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Italy, Curva Minore.
  • Vickery, L., Hope, C., James, S., (2013), Point Studies no. 2 by David Kim-Boyle - Decibel. Drawn From Sound, ABC Studio 620, Perth, ABC Classic FM.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., Devenish, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Water Rat Tea Ceremony by Anita Hustas - Decibel. Drawn From Sound, ABC Studio 620, Perth, ABC Classic FM.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Devenish, L., (2013), The Days When Crows Watch Us Play by Sam Gillies - Decibel. Drawn From Sound, ABC Studio 620, Perth, ABC Classic FM.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Tanner, P., (2013), Resident Frequencies by Henry Anderson - Decibel. The Western Australian Composers Project, Perth Insitute of Contemporary Arts, PICA, Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, A., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations I with ipad scores. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations II with ipad score. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations V with ipad scores. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Tanner, P., (2013), The past is never far behind by Johannes Luebbers - Decibel. Western Australian Composers Project, Perth Insitute of Contemporary Arts, PICA, Tura new Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., Tanner, P., (2013), Rapid Same Question by Chris Tonkin - Decibel. The Western Australian Composers Project, Perth Insitute of Contemporary Arts, PICA, Tura New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel Performance of Giacinto Scelsi 'Aitsi'. Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Italy, Curva Minore.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel Performance of Giacinto Scelsi/Lindsay Vickery 'After Pranam II'. Inner Space - The Giacinto Scelsi Project, Goethe Insitute, Palermo, Curva Minore.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations III with ipad scores. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations IV with ipad scores. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations VI with ipad notation. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations VII with ipad notation. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Wyatt, A., Parr, T., (2013), Decibel performance of John Cage Variations VIII with ipad notations. The Complete John Cage Variations Project, Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples, Italy, Decibel New Music.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., (2013), Unaware by Josten Myburgh - Decibel. Australian Music Program, Krakow, Poland and Kosice, Slovakia, Decibel.
  • De Groot, C., James, S., Morris, B., (2013), Sororal (Music Soundtrack). Sororal, The Soundfield Studio, Chris De Groot, Stuart James, and Ben Morris.
  • James, S., McLean, M., Thomas, K., (2013), ShockOne - Universus. Universus, The Soundfield Studio, ShockOne (Karl Thomas).
  • Thorne, D., James, S., Falle, B., Foster, C., Abbey, N., Malet, R., (2013), Det Nopsus. Det Nopsus, The Soundfield Studio, Daniel Thorne and Stuart James.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., Wyatt, A., James, S., (2013), The Decibel ScorePlayer., iTunes.
  • James, S., (2013), HzHzHz. HzHzHz, The Soundfield Studio, Cat Hope, Tristen Parr, and Stuart James.
  • James, S., (2013), Decibel Software Development Folio 2013. Software Development Folio, Now Now Festival @ The Red Rattler Sydney, PICA Perth, ICMC @ Museum Perth, Audio Art Festival Krakow, Goethe Institute Palermo, Stuart James.
  • Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Riddoch, M., (2013), Still and Moving Lines: The Music of Alvin Lucier recording. Still and Moving Lines: The Music of Alvin Lucier, WAAPA, Decibel.
  • McLean, M., Penman, L., Honey, C., James, S., (2013), Lilt:Take. Take, The Soundfield Studio, Matt McLean.
  • Gillett, H., James, S., Barnes, T., (2013), Migrant, There's No Point Looking For Survivors and Your Faults Lie At The Heart Of Others. Algebra 001 The Engineering of Consent, The Soundfield Studio, Henry Gillett and Thomas Barnes.
  • James, S., Coates, E., Aldum, N., Johnston, S., Holmes, L., Gladwell, S., Dunhill, A., Coles, R., (2016), Rumblestrip. Rumblestrip, 205 Pier Street North Perth.
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