James Patrick is a DJ/ music producer, owner of Slam Academy and Timefog Recordings, curator of the international Spark Festival of Electronic Arts, and an Ableton Certified Trainer. He is a sound artist who thrives on bringing together the creative energy and ideas of his community. Through collaboration and experimentation, he creates immersive environments that explore the evolving definitions of sound art.
- Minneapolis MN United States
His record label and events are both supported by some of the greatest names in electronic music, and his personal recordings continue to make waves in the international electronic music circuit. Through his professional involvement in both academic and popular electronic realms, James curated and developed the now internationally recognized University of Minnesota’s Spark Festival. James is also the recipient of American Composer’s Forum MECA award, among other awards.
JP teaches and develops curricula in the fields of sound design, composition, music production and more. James is also founder of the Minnesota based electronic music school, Slam Academy. At this Academy, students learn in a hands on, fun environment, how to create music with Live and Max for Live. He was a pilot member of the Ableton Trainer Certification program, and he currently teaches private lessons, clinics, and workshops on behalf of himself, Slam Academy, The Institute of Production and Recording, and Ableton, Inc.
Learn more about courses, private lessons, and other training opportunities with James Patrick HERE.
James has more than ten years of professional experience directing events and playing music alongside other innovators in the genre, including Morton Subotnik, Alvin Lucier, Pole, Speedy J, Richard Devine, Bruno Pronsato, Akufen, Rich Hawtin, Magda, Deadbeat/Crackhaus, and many others.
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