Born 1985 in Melbourne/Australia.
James Rushford is an Australian musician and researcher. His work is drawn from a familiarity with specific concrète, improvised, avant-garde and collagist languages. Currently, his work is dealing with the aesthetic concept of musical shadow. Performance highlights include Tectonics Festival (Adelaide/Australia 2014, New York/USA 2015, Tel Aviv 2015), soloist with the Krakow Sinfonietta (New York 2014), Melbourne International Arts Festival (2006, 2009), and the Q-02 Festival (Brussels/Belgium 2016).
Significant commissioned works include Knots (with Oren Ambarchi for the BBC Scottish Symphony 2014), Wreckage (for Ensemble Neon, Oslo/Norway 2012), Fur (for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2007) and Whorl Would Equal Reaches (for the Adelaide Festival 2014).
James Rushford is currently undertaking a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris/France), and has undertaken previous residencies at the Centre International des Récollets (Paris 2016) and WORM (Rotterdam/Netherlands 2010). He completed a Master of Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009, and is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, CA/USA.