James Weeks (b. 1978) read Music at Cambridge before completing a PhD in Composition at Southampton University studying under Michael Finnissy. His music has been performed in festivals and concert halls worldwide by artists such as Endymion, EXAUDI, Apartment House, Kürbis, Uroboros Ensemble, Zephyr Quartet, Alison Balsom, Christopher Redgate, Anton Lukoszevieze and Andrew Sparling, and is represented by Sound and Music’s New Voices programme. For the past few years his works have explored the most elemental or primary musical materials and processes, either left bare or built up into polyphonic structures of considerable density.He founded EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble in 2002 with the soprano Juliet Fraser, and maintains a busy international touring and recording schedule with the group. He was appointed Musical Director of New London Chamber Choir in 2007 in succession to James Wood, and is also Musical Director of Orlando Chamber Choir (London) and Artistic Director of Kürbis Ensemble. In great demand as a freelance conductor, he works regularly with groups such as BCMG, BBC Singers, New Music Players, Endymion, L’Instant Donné and Scratch the Surface.