James Welland is a freelance composer currently in residency with dance company Experiential and artist collective Build Your Worlds. His work is particularly focused around contemporary dance, theatre, art film and other collaborative media. James has been commissioned by The London Symphony Orchestra, St. John's College Choir, Colchester Symphony Orchestra and Cambridge University among others. His work has been programmed at venues such as The Barbican, LSO St Luke's and The Olympic Park, as well as in Germany and the United States. His music has also been heard on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 3 and Resonance FM.

"A haunting and ethereal soundtrack"
Kerry Grainger, Gorilla Film Magazine

"Welland, sitting at the back of the auditorium, stood for a well-earned ovation. He has clearly taken the trouble to get to know the instrument and his lament has an alluring (and no doubt deceptive) simplicity"
Juliet Rix, The Recorder Magazine

"...James Welland’s highly intense score. It is almost too distracting how beautiful it is, so much so that the movements of the dancers are often upstaged by the atmosphere of the piece"
Franciska Ery, A Younger Theatre

"Gradually the sounds of dawn filtered through this nervous chatter with the opening strains of James Welland's accomplished score. This underpinned the whole performance: ebbing and flowing in the preternatural dark and building to a dazzling crescendo"
Helen Smith, Daily Info


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