Composer / Researcher
James Harley is a Canadian composer and researcher presently teaching at the University of Guelph. He obtained his doctorate at McGill University in 1994, after spending six years in Europe. He studied with Iannis Xenakis at the Université de Paris I in 1985-87 while working with the UPIC computer music at CEMAMu in Paris. His book, “Xenakis: His Life in Music,” was published by Routledge in 2004, and he has published numerous articles and reviews on Xenakis and other contemporary composers. Harley’s music has been awarded prizes in Canada, USA, UK, France, Poland, Japan, and has been performed and broadcast around the world. A number of his works are available on disc and his scores are primarily available through the Canadian Music Centre. He has been commissioned by numerous organizations in Canada and elsewhere. He composes music for acoustic forces as well as electroacoustic media, with a particular interest in multi-channel audio.
Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg (mode 196)