James Patrick is a 15+ year DJ, producer, curator, and educator. He is a producer and sound artist who thrives on bringing together the creative energy and ideas of his community. Through collaboration and experimentation, he creates immersive environments that explore the evolving definitions of sound art. His record labels (Timefog Recordings) and events are both supported by some of the greatest names in electronic music, and his personal recordings continue to make waves in the international electronic music circuit. Through his professional involvement in both academic and popular electronic realms, James curates and develops internationally recognized festivals and events in the electronic music and arts. James is the owner of a successful art gallery (Gamut Gallery) and electronic music school (Slam Academy) in Minneapolis in Minneapolis, platforms that he uses to foster and showcase new ideas and talents in the field of technology arts. James is also the recipient of many awards, including the American Composer’s Forum MECA award.
JP teaches and develops curricula in the fields of sound design, composition, music production at various music production institutions including Dubspot in New York City and The Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis. He is also founder and owner of the Minnesota based electronic music institution, Slam Academy. At this Academy, students learn in a hands on, fun environment, how to create music with Live and Max for Live. He was a pilot member of the Ableton Trainer Certification program, and he currently teaches private lessons, clinics, and workshops on behalf of himself, Slam Academy, The Institute of Production and Recording, and Ableton, Inc.
James has more than ten years of professional experience directing events and playing music alongside other innovators in the genre, including Morton Subotnik, Alvin Lucier, Pole, Speedy J, Richard Devine, Bruno Pronsato, Akufen, Rich Hawtin, Magda, Barem, Deadbeat/Crackhaus, and many others.
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