JAMES M. CREED
I am a composer and guitarist working in London, UK.
My recent music is concerned with simple materials, even simpler processes, unfixed structures, clowning, and experimental notations – these elements balance to varying degrees in any given piece but are usually all present. More generally my music also tends to be quiet and slow, without the need for much rehearsal or training.
My scores are available free on this site, and all independently-released recordings are available pay-what-you-like via my Bandcamp. There's a donation link on my "scores" page and I have a patreon, too, but all of my work is without a paywall; donating doesn't access any "exclusive content" but supports me in continuing to make things and keep them freely available.
Current composing, playing, and researching interests include: the embodiment of notation in moments of reading; language as technology (and notation as language); études; edition theory and the translation of a score into other notation forms (staff to text etc.); bias; clowning in contemporary performance; linear processes that form arch-like resultant structures.
I am based in London; I grew up in England (b. 1993) and hold both UK and USA citizenship. I came to composition and experimental music in my twenties after earlier years playing in bands, making music that was louder than mine tends to be now; I then studied at Goldsmiths (BMus, 2020) and the University of Leeds (MMus, 2022, Head of School Excellence Scholarship, Lord Snowden Prize), with some further private study in composition funded by the Bert Jansch Foundation. I am now in my first year of doctoral studies, again at the University of Leeds, funded by an internal doctoral scholarship.
My pronouns are he/him.
For all enquiries please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
photo by Sam Walton