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Mind on Fire: The Musical Journey of James Young

Mind on Fire: The Musical Journey of James Young

Engage in a meaningful conversation with the multi-talented James Young.

In this episode, we explore:

  • James Young's background as a composer, improviser, educator, and show runner, and his deep passion for organized sound.
  • His creative journey from Texas to Baltimore and the influence these environments have had on his musical expression.
  • James's extensive experiences at prestigious institutions and festivals, including Mass MOCA, Bang on a Can Festival, and June in Buffalo.
  • The unique role he holds as the Artistic Director of Mind on Fire, a modular orchestra that focuses on living composers and promotes accessibility to the arts.
  • James's formative experiences, major influences, and his distinctive creative process as a composer.
  • The collaborations and partnerships Mind on Fire has cultivated with diverse artists, including somatic artists, poets, puppeteers, and filmmakers.
  • The importance of collaboration and creative exchange in the artistic process, and how it enhances the work of both individual artists and the collective.
  • James's vision for providing a space for contemporary music and nurturing its growth and impact.

Join us for an insightful journey into the world of James Young, where music becomes a powerful language of communication, education, and transformation.

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Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
James Young is a texpat making music in Baltimore. He is a composer and improviser, administrator, educator, and show runner. “There is seemingly no limit to his intensity.”