Art Song Lab

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James Coomber

James Coomber is a composer, sound designer and musician based in Vancouver.  His artistic interests lie heavily in collaborative work, where the intermingling of disciplines pushes the boundary of audio-visual forms.  He is a graduate of music composition and theatre collaboration from the School of Contemporary Arts at SFU.  Recent highlights include composing for and performing in Noam Gagnon’s This Crazy Show (coming to to the Dance Centre this Fall), doing copyist work for Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone’s Onegin, creating the music and sound for rice and beans theatre’s Mis Papás, and presenting work at the Prague Quadrennial, one of the world's largest scenography festivals.  Next up you can hear his music at Dancing on the Edge in Joshua Beamish/Move: the company’s fighting chance.

Art Song Lab was created and takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.