Mr James Wishart B.A. (Hons.), Oxon, M.Mus., Surrey

Lecturer Music


Personal Statement

Head of Composition - experience with performance of compositions in this country and abroad. Teaching and research interests largely overlap. Experience in teaching and examining at all levels. Considerable experience of arts funding and cultural practice issues through continuing links to outside professional arts bodies. Experience in organising conferences, concerts, festivals and similar public events, both under the aegis of the university and outside. Responsible for major new music festival Upbeat to the Tate 88 in 1988 (with close cooperation with RLPS, national and international funding bodies). Also (1990s) Artistic Director of The Electric Concerts (NW-based concert series centreing on electroacoustic music). Involved in various individual and collective projects for 2008 Capital of Culture. Involved (1980s-90s) in EU ERASMUS international exchange/cooperation programmes between various EU countries. Resident composer/performer (1985) in Wollongong/Sydney, Australia. Have acted as consultant and adviser to Arts Council of Great Britain and other arts bodies.

Personal Distinctions

  • Concert by Ensemble 10:10 (Performance of Composition, Members of Ensemble 10:10 2008)
  • Piano recital (Invitation to Perform, University of Liverpool 2007)
  • Concert by 10:10 ensemble (Performance of Composition, Members of 10:10 ensemble 2006)
  • O quam suavis (Performance of Composition, members of 10:10 ensemble 2006)
  • The Leaving of Liverpool (Performance of Composition, members of 10:10 ensemble 2006)
  • … topologies of sound and silence … (Performance of Composition, members of 10:10 ensemble 2006)
  • o still small voice of calm (Performance of Composition, Liverpool University 2005)
  • Introduction to Complexity in Music (Invitation to Speak, University of Manchester 2005)
  • Complexity, Science and Society conference (Invitation to Speak, University of Liverpool 2005)
  • The yellow violin (Performance of Composition, University of Liverpool 2003)
  • Piano recital (Invitation to Perform, Liverpool Hope University 2002)
  • Orpheus … with his lyre (Performance of Composition, Concerts for clarinet/banjo 2002)
  • The knowledge and the dream are one … (Performance of Composition, University of Oxford 2002)
  • Threnos: Zerrissen: Headsong (Performance of Composition, University of Liverpool 2002)
  • Music at Duffield (Derby) (Invitation to Perform, Music at Duffield Concerts Society 2002)

Administrative Roles

  • W300 programme co-ordination. Registration and admissions responsibilities. Involved in concert/events planning. Co-ordination of composition-related events/masterclasses etc. Chairmanshipof PG Student Liaison Committee.

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