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Name: James Correa
Skills: Composer, Player, Soloist, Teacher (I play guitar and laptop)
Links: Website     E-mail
James Correa (1968 - Porto Alegre, Brazil), composer, sound designer and guitarist. Mr. Correa has a Master degree in composition and a Bachelor in guitar. In 2005 Correa was awarded with two scholarships, one from Fulbright and another from SUNY at Buffalo to do his PhD in Music Composition. His works have been performed in Argentina, United States, Canada, Europe, and in the most important concert halls and Contemporary Music Festivals in Brazil. He has works recorded in CDs in Brazil and Canada, and his music has been broadcast in Brazil, Canada, USA, France, Belgium, Yuguslavia and England.

Correa was co-founder and the first director of NMC-POA (a centre for information and promotion of contemporary music in Porto Alegre-Brazil); Associated Composer in LAMESM (Computer Music Lab. Santa Maria - Brazil) and Composer in Residence at the CME (Electronic Music Centre at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). In 1999 James Correa was one of the 20 composers of all Americas selected by the ensemble North/South Consonance for the season 2000. In the year of 2001 he was one of the five chosen composers to represent Brazil in the festival Syntèse 2001 promoted by the Institut International Musique Electroacustique de Bourges, France. James Correa have been a guest composer in many contemporary music festivals in Brazil, he was also member of the artistic committee of ENCOMPOR (a biannual contemporary music festival in Porto Alegre, Brazil), and one of the directors of the International Multimedia Festival Multiple-X (Porto Alegre, Brazil - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004). Since 2003 he is working in collaboration with the video artists Marcelo Gobatto (as in the video-sound installation The Forbidden Word - 2004, Porto Alegre) and Claudia Paim.

Together with his work as a composer, James Correa is developing a career as performer of contemporary music. His catalog includes works for soloists, chamber music, orchestra, electronics and multimedia.



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