activity (2022/2023)


UPCOMING EVENTS [composition] [performance] [workshop] 

2024

9 February
[composition/performance]
Free to Choose at Open Lab #03 at Matadero, Madrid 

18 November 2023 – 24 March 2024 
[composition/screening]
Free to Choose at Taipei Biennial, Taiwan 

Touring dates TBC 
[composition/performance]
Dead Cat Bounce performances

Dates TBA
[composition/performance]
New Waste Paper Opera work for 2024




RECENT PAST EVENTS [composition] [performance] [workshop]

2024

11 January
[composition/performance]
Live performance of Free to Choose at Iklectik


2023

3 December
[composition/performance]
New devised work with Waste Paper Opera Chorus wearing Moina Moin’s sculptures at Lewisham Arthouse, London


22 November
[performance]
Performing Anytime Return by Milo Thesiger-Meacham at Iklectik, London

29 September
[original music]
Premiere of The Tourist by Gary Zhexi Zhang at Art Gallery of York University (AGyu), Toronto


15 August
[composition/performance]
Performance of new improvised set with Martin Thomlinson at Somers Gallery for the opening of Anna Suwalowska’s exhibition Psychogical Landscapes Journey Within as part of Camden Inspire, London


28 July
[composition]
Performance of 10 Songs of Limited Context by Paul Zaba at AMOK, Artefact, Birmingham

19 July
[composition/screening]
Screening of Free to Choose by Bahar Noorizadeh at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

4 July
[performance]
Performance of Somewhere Beautiful by Natacha Diels with Plus Minus Ensemble at Cafe Oto, London

26 June
[composition]
Performance of 10 Songs of Limited Context by Paul Zaba at Depot 48, Dehli

23 June
[composition/screening]
Screening of Free to Choose by Bahar Noorizadeh at Beirut Art Center, Beirut

21 June
[composition]
Performance of 10 Songs of Limited Context by Paul Zaba at Bangalore International Centre, Dehli

5-27 May
[performance]
Performances of HOUSECONCERT with Object Collection at The Brick Theater, New York

23 May
[composition/performance]
Performance of solo routine for Salon at Brick Aux, New York

4 May
[composition/screening]
Screening of Free to Choose by Bahar Noorizadeh at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

14-15 April
[performance]
Performances of HOUSECONCERT with Object Collection at Indexical, Santa Cruz

13 April
[performance]
Performances of HOUSECONCERT with Object Collection at Stanford University, California

30 March
[performance]
Launch of Anat Ben-David’s Conversations EP, London

16-17 March
[performance]
Performances of HOUSECONCERT with Object Collection at Cafe Oto, London

9 March
[workshop]
Waste Paper Opera workshop Create the World at Central Saint Martins, London

1 March
[workshop]
Waste Paper Opera workshop series Approaches to New Music Theatre: time, space, movement – Session 4: Bodies, budgets and things on stage in opera at London Performance Studios, London

22 February
[workshop]
Waste Paper Opera workshop series Approaches to New Music Theatre: time, space, movement – Session 3: Continuity and Discontinuity: History and Musical Timing at London Performance Studios, London

17 February
[composition/performance]
New work at AMOK at Artefact Projects, Birmingham

15 February
[workshop]
Waste Paper Opera workshop series Approaches to New Music Theatre: time, space, movement – Session 2: Immovable Dramaturgical Objects: working with physical and ephemeral structures at London Performance Studios, London

8 February
[workshop]
Waste Paper Opera workshop series Approaches to New Music Theatre: time, space, movement – Session 1: Language and Music on Stage at London Performance Studios, London

29 January
[composition/performance]
Radio performance of extracts of Dead Cat Bounce and new material on Resonance Extra, live from Resonance Extra project space, London 

2022


12 December
[performance/clown]
Live performance of Good Soup with Ensmeble Molière at NCEM, York

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

6 October
[screening/composition]
Online screening of Dead Cat Bounce on As We Leave The Window Open, Basel

29 September
[screening/composotion]
Open Rehearsal with Anat Ben-David and Sean Ashton. Sharing film of our recent collaborative work Backwater. At Somerset House, London

16 September
[performance/composition]
New solo bit at cabaret night Seen Any Monsters Lately? at Anzengruberin, Berlin

11 September
[Performance]
Neil Luck’s Whatever Weighs You Down at Guadeamus Musikweek, Utrecht

16 August
[performance/composition]
New solo bit at art-comedy night SEAMONSTERS - NEW CAR SMELL EDITION, London

29 July
[performance]
Good Soup with Ensemble Moliere at Sands Films, London

14 July
[performance/composition]
Dead Cat Bounce with Waste Paper Opera at Somerset House, London

3 July
[perfomance]
Clint solo set, alongside Lisa and the F.I.X. and Judy Brush at Fox and Firkin, London

19 June
[performance/talk/online]
Eratic Objects: a lecture-performance on musical interruptions at Music Since 1900 conference, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

17-26 June
[performance]
Performances of Look Out Shithead, Episode 3 with Object Collection at La MaMa, New York

6 May
[installation/performance/composition]
Dead Cat Bounce installation with 8.2 surround sound at Open Lab, Matadero, Madrid




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About

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, and is writing a PhD on comic timing in music at University of Southampton and Bath Spa. 
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Other skills include voice acting, music production, live sound, directing, outreach, clowning, electric guitar/bass playing, devising, and filmmaking.