I am a composer and guitarist currently working in Leeds and London. My scores and music are mostly concerned with ways of playing together and the ways that we ask things of each other. Realisations of my scores vary greatly and are informed as much by the personalities of those who play them as by anything I have written, but they do tend to be quiet and slow (the sounds I make when improvising or interpreting scores by others are generally similar, sometimes louder).

My scores are available free/pay-if-you-like on this site, all independently released recordings are available pay-what-you-can via my Bandcamp, and I am available for study or consultation in composition and guitar online and in-person (also pay-what-you-can).

I am engaged in arts outreach and education, working recently with Pembroke House in Walworth (London) in support of their music academy for young people in the area. I have previously worked with Lewisham Council and West Berkshire Council on similar projects and independently delivered workshops for primary and secondary school-aged young people, mostly in London.

I am currently pursuing masters studies in composition at the University of Leeds, supported by the Head of School Excellence Scholarship.

For all enquiries please email me at james-m-creed@outlook.com

pronouns: he/ him

soundcloud/twitter/instagram: jamesmcreed


photo by Sam Walton