James Hazel


James Hazel is an Australian composer, sound-artist & writer who has composed music for a variety of contexts including contemporary dance, installation, new-media & traditional classical ensembles. He holds a B.Music and Honours (First Class) degree. In 2017, he was awarded the NIDA Emerging Artist Award for his production of Notes from the Underclass for Sydney Fringe. James’ work investigates sonic practices in political, social and sacred contexts; examines the role of ritual and collaboration; and, more recently, the experimentation with precarious, electro-acoustic forms.

Hazel’s work has been exhibited at the Pinnacles Gallery (Queensland), Vivid Festival (Sydney), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Scanlines & Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Is this Art? Festival’, A Very Dlux Media Lounge, Lockup Gallery & Bundanon Trust. James’ music has been performed by 15 Minutes of Fame (Oklahoma), Gondwana Choirs, NYO, New Music Network Labs & Mini Series events, Maitland Regional Gallery, Teppo Fest (UK), National Young Writers Festival & and has been played on All the Best, FBI Radio, Difficult Listening (Perth), Interstellar Overdrive (Melbourne) & PBS (Melbourne). James has collaborated with artist such as Adelina Larson, Rhiannon Newton, Andrew Styan, Victoria Pham, & poet Laurie May.

Composer website:  http://www.jameshazelcomposer.com/

Featured Works

In​/​Her​/​Him​/​Raining​/​Phosphorous​/​Gardens , for 7 -10 Concert Flutes.

This work incorporates the idea of ritual as programmatic and structural consideration. The score for this work is text based, and allows a degree of improvisation from the performers, which can include up to ten flute players.

Featured in Human Waves (October 2018)