James Ward Parker

Composer, Live Coder, Saxophonist

Ithaca, United States

James Ward Parker is a saxophonist, composer, and live coder currently residing in Ithaca, NY. He creates interactive sound sculptures, digital images, and music compositions that explore nostalgia, memory, and our relationship with technology and nature. James has been the recipient of several fellowships and residencies, including a Can Serrat International Artist Residency and an Atlantic Center for the Arts Associate Artist Fellowship. His multi-faceted practice is deeply rooted in community-based work, often centering the dichotomies of technology and attention, urban and rural wealth disparities, and food/water rights and security. James’ work encompasses sound design, composition for live theater, installation artt, and he has written music pieces for Invoke, Sarah Hetrick, Jordan Walsh, Joe D’Esposito, The Scattered Wagons, and So Percussion. He helps to run the arts organizations Tetractys New Music and Austin Unconducted.