James Young is a texpat making music in Baltimore. He is a composer and improviser, administrator, educator, and show runner.
He has developed a number of musical projects and organizations. Of these, Mind on Fire, established early 2017, is the apotheosis of a decade’s worth of musical research and observation.
James carries a doctorate in music composition, having devoted much of his life to studying the ability for organized sound to communicate and shape time. He has studied craft and musical thinking at Mass MOCA as part of the Bang on a Can Festival, June in Buffalo and Brevard, in Prague as part of the Czech-American Summer Music Institute, and at the Peabody Conservatory.
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