James Oldham
composer performer

James Oldham 

composer performer composer performer 

activity (2022/2023)



17 February

New work at AMOK at Artefact Projects, Birmingham

16-17 March

Performances of HOUSECONCERT with Object Collection at Cafe Oto, London

18 March

Performance of new Waste Paper Opera short work at Miss Ellaneous at The Yard Theatre, London 

More Waste Paper Opera and Object Collection dates TBA...



12 December

Live performance of Good Soup with Ensmeble Molière at NCEM, York

13 October

Video performance in Neil Luck’s Whatever Weighs You Down, peformed live at Cafe OTO, London

6 October

Online screening of Dead Cat Bounce on As We Leave The Window Open, Basel

29 September

Open Rehearsal with Anat Ben-David and Sean Ashton. Sharing film of our recent collaborative work Backwater. At Somerset House, London

16 September

New solo bit at cabaret night Seen Any Monsters Lately? at Anzengruberin, Berlin

11 September

Neil Luck’s Whatever Weighs You Down at Guadeamus Musikweek, Utrecht

16 August

New solo bit at art-comedy night SEAMONSTERS - NEW CAR SMELL EDITION, London

29 July

Good Soup with Ensemble Moliere at Sands Films, London

14 July

Dead Cat Bounce with Waste Paper Opera at Somerset House, London

3 July

Clint solo set, alongside Lisa and the F.I.X. and Judy Brush at Fox and Firkin, London

19 June

Eratic Objects: a lecture-performance on musical interruptions at Music Since 1900 conference, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

17-26 June

Performances of Look Out Shithead, Episode 3 with Object Collection at La MaMa, New York

6 May

Dead Cat Bounce installation with 8.2 surround sound at Open Lab, Matadero, Madrid


James Oldham is a composer and performer based in London. He is currently working on projects with Waste Paper Opera, Ensemble Moliere, Anat Ben-David and Object Collection. In addition, he performs experimental comedy on the European cabaret scene and is writing a PhD on comic timing in music at University of Southampton and Bath Spa. 

You can book James Oldham to perform, compose, direct, teach, or consult. 

Can also help with voice acting, music production, live sound, directing, outreach, clowning, devising, and filmmaking.