James Patrick is a sound artist, music producer, and educator. He has been creating original electronic music works and events involving technology and live music since the 1990s. He is the co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, an Ableton Certified Training Center based in Minneapolis. James is the owner of several forward thinking record labels, and was the curator of the international Spark Festival of Electronic Music.
- Minneapolis MN United States
Through these platforms, he has helped propel the career of thousands of aspiring electronic music artists. During his 10 years teaching of sound design and audio production for the Institute of Production and Recording, he was in the first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers in the United States in 2008. He then travelled the world sharing his music and teaching for Dubspot in New York City.
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. Under his expert guidance, 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 Certification program, and he currently teaches private lessons, clinics, and workshops on behalf of himself, Slam Academy, 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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