The album Notebook marks James' debut as a solo guitarist. After two years of traveling, listening and collaborating, guitar pieces and arrangements from all over the globe are presented here: from the vibrant rhythms of Madagascar, to the introspective melancholy of Greek folk songs.
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See below for a brief sample.
This limited-edition album is available at performances only.
Below are samples and clips from James' composition folio spanning from 2007 to present.
The first clip contains samples of compositions for strings, woodwind and electronic beats, performed by the group Stirling.
James founded the ARK Orchestra in 2011 as a studio vehicle to explore the combination of drum kit and large orchestral ensemble. The project includes the fusion of 20th century classical techniques with jazz and rock idioms.
The Orchestral and Concert Music samples include clips from pieces written by James and performed live by ensembles in Melbourne and New York. Scores available on request.