James Perley is an American composer, performer, and interactive media artist. His musical compositions implement custom-made instruments and his performances demonstrate “Non-Strategic Strategy,” in which he explores compositional modes as an aspect of subconscious creativity. In his Berlin residency, James reimagines previous works while incorporating new modes in production and performance.
In particular, James seeks to advance previous developed compositional strategies using voice in a live production. Based on his observations of performers’ tactics and engagement in diverse genres, including theater and opera, James reframes a new approach to contemporary theater by implementing narrative movement and interactive projection.