James Surgenor



I'm an electroacoustic composer, performer and programmer - using computers to write music for performances over orchestras of loudspeakers.
My work has been played around the UK and Europe including Belfast, Sheffield, Leeds, Edinburgh, London, Prague, Brussels, and Linz.

Having completed a BSc in Music Technology and Sonic Arts at SARC (Q.U.B.), I went on to obtain an MA in Sonic Arts from The University of Sheffield, where I'm currently a PhD researcher, looking at electroacoustic composition and software.

Selected Performances
Carte Blanche à Adrian Moore, Mons27 June 2019Something from Nothing
Sound Junction, UoS26 April 2019Something from Nothing (World Premiere)
Sound Junction, UoS2 November 2018flux
Ars Electronica Festival 2018, Linz6-10 September 2018Twist and Turn
Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, QUB, Belfast22 April 2018Twist and Turn
Concert des l'éaureats de concours internationaux, Espace Senghor, Brussels28 February 2018 Twist and Turn
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh21 February 2018 Twist and Turn
Sound Junction, UoS3 November 2017 Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree (World Premiere)
Gilles Gobeil, Sous l'écorce des pierres, ZKM 12 August 2017 Twist and Turn
Sound Junction, UoS6 May 2017 shift
Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra, Bristol10 March 2017 Twist and Turn
Musica Nova 2016, Prague16 December 2016 Twist and Turn
Sound Junction Satellite, DINA (Sheffield)October 2016 Twist and Turn
Sound Junction, UoS15 May 2016 Twist and Turn
3x3, University of Leeds27 January 2016 shift
Sound Junction, UoSNovember 2015 shift
Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (Listening Room), QUB/Goldsmiths22-26 April 2015flux
Sound Junction, UoSNovember 2014flux
Sound Junction, UoS2 April 2014Density