James Hazel
Composer, Artist, & Researcher

James Hazel is a composer; sound artist; and researcher who has worked  w/ contemporary dance, performance, new-music ensembles, soloists, and various collaborators across diciplines. James is currently interested in scoring/ritualising resistant text and sonic practices (and making) that emerge within conditions of socioeconomic and bodily precarity - working with found and bricolaged materials through scores, installation, performance texts, spoken word, and video.

James has presented work at/with Bundanon Trust, Vivid Sydney, Arts Incubating and Oil Tank Culture Park (Seoul, South Korea), Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Legs on the Wall, International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy, Metro-Arts (Brisbane), Gondwana Choirs, Backstage Music (AU), Pinnacles Gallery, Scanlines, Sydney Fringe Festival, City of Sydney, Catapult Dance/March Dance, Spineless Wonders, Lock Up Gallery, and Create NSW. James has scored an Australian Dance Award winning production; awarded the NIDA-Sponsored Emerging Artist Award; and been featured as a finalist in the 7th International Media Arts Award. 

adsrzine.com (w/ Sonya Holowell and Elia Bosshard)
theoperacompany (w/ Joseph Franklin and Tina Stefanou)
Sonant Bodies (w/ Victoria Pham)




I deeply  acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay my respects to the Elders both past and present. I recognise the land on which I work is stolen land and that it was never ceded.

Index: 2016-2020