James Joys

James Joys was born and grew up in Belfast, spent 11 years in Newcastle studying and then lecturing music, and has recently relocated to Bristol. His interests are focused around intersections of urban experience and music, architecture and sound, the writer Nathaniel Mackey and the musician Sun Ra. One day he will make a pilgrimage to Detroit. He also plays bass clarinet, oboe, piano and hacked electronics in various free improvising groups. He works with collage artist Gwilly Edmondez as the duo Base Cleft, who release free albums on WFMU’s Free Music Archive and Gwilly’s own Felt Beak.

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Click below to listen to James’ debut EP ‘Glyphic Bloom’

Glyphic Boom by James Joys