James Hazel is a composer, researcher, artist and educator working on the unceded Gadigal Land of the Eora Nation. James’ work is led by political and poetic engagement with sound, humour, scores, bodies, networks and social class - often in archival and polemical ways.
James is also interested in what it means to work/live within limited and precarious means - as well as the unique intimacies that emerge within (& in spite of) our shared post-capitalist networks, and techno-fetishesed dreams. As a former ‘houso’ (social housing tenant) James is interested in the possibilities of mythologising the underclass...and (re)personalising himself in the process.
James has presented/developed work with/through Merrigong Theatre Company; City of Sydney; Ensemble Mise-en (New York); : Ensemble Offspring; Hatched Academy (Aus); Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Gondwana Choirs; Speak Percussion (Melb); Vivid (Sydney); Scanlines; Maitland Regional Gallery; Lockup Gallery; NYWF; March Dance; and the International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy.
James is co-founder of several collaborative/community-oriented projects including ADSR Zine, DANGER/DANCER, and THE OPERA COMPANY.