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James Keane


Trained at Trinity College of Music. A composer, multi-instrumentalist and improviser. He has worked with membranes, strings, celery, water bottles, radiators, plastic bags, chalk, tables, tubes, computers, theatres, living rooms, algorithms and other instruments. He's written, composed, conducted, devised, directed, played, improvised and guessed. He's played other people's music in the Brooklyn Academy of Music, an Operating Theatre and Sydney Opera House. Other people have played his music in Wuppertal, Blackpool and Tasmania.

He has worked with The Clod Ensemble since ’95 and toured and created with Hofesh Shechter Company for 6 years, including Political Mother the Choreographer’s Cut at Brixton Academy, Sadlers Wells, Paris and Hong Kong. He has  composed for Charles Linehan, Lost Dog, Charlotte Spencer Projects, Lizzi Kew Ross, Struan Leslie for The Circus Space, Flexer & Sandiland, Ali Curtis Jones with Summit Theatre, Canddoo2, SHIFT, The Natashas Project and Joss Arnott Dance - including a piece with Dame Evelyn Glennie which she is now performing in recitals. He composed for and performs in Theo Clinkard’s Chalk and Of Land and Tongue, composed for Theo’s Somewhat Still When Seen From Above for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and for his latest piece This Bright Field commissioned by Brighton Festival.