James Telford

James Telford is a London-based composer, PhD researcher and electronic musician. His music draws influence from the worlds of Noise, Electroacoustic Music and Experimental Electronica.


James is particularly interested in how the relationship between recorded sound and live performance can drive the compositional process. He creates electronic environments for live performance that cultivate resistance and indeterminacy in the hope of yielding unexpected musical outcomes. His studio compositions explore the distance travelled when these performances are translated into a recorded format. His doctoral studies at Royal Holloway, University of London are supported by the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, as is his research residency at Conductive Music.


James received a Bachelors of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Studies with Distinction from the University of Oxford.