James Bulley (b.1984) is an artist, composer and curator whose practice explores site-specific installation and sound sculpture. He has exhibited and performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Natural History Museum, Mykolas Žilinskas Gallery and La Gaîté Lyrique. His work has been featured by the BBC, ITV, the Quietus, the Daily Telegraph, Nature and the Guardian.
Installation work includes 'Tactus', a touch–sound landscape artwork (exhibited at Kaunas Biennial, 2015, commissioned by Crafts Council UK) and 'Living Symphonies' (2014), a forest–based sound installation (commissioned by Sound and Music, and Forestry Commission England). As part of a long term partnership with the systems artist Daniel Jones as Jones/Bulley, Bulley was nominated in 2012 for British Composer of the Year for the radio–based installation piece 'Radio Reconstructions'.
Documentary film work includes the soundtrack and sound design for the 2017 documentary feature film 'E-LIFE' directed by Edward Scott-Clarke, the 9-channel sound–film installation 'Progress Music' (commissioned by South Kiosk, 2014) and sound design and soundtrack for a forthcoming documentary feature by director Steven Eastwood.
Theatre work includes sound design and composition for the 2012 theatre piece 'You'll See Me' by Non Zero One at the National Theatre, and installation pieces for 'this is where we got to when we came in' by Non Zero One at the Bush Theatre, which won the 2011 Off West End Award for Best Entertainment. In 2012, and it all comes down to this, a sonographic landscape installation created in collaboration with artist David Shearing, was awarded the gold medal for Installation Design at the World Stage Design awards.
Curatorial projects include 'SHO-ZYG' (with Kathrine Sandys, 2012), A Concert of Sound Arts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 'Oramics to Electronica' at the Science Museum (2010—2016) and co-directing the 'Sound Art Curating' conference at Goldsmiths, University of London (2014). June 21 2017 will see the co–curation of the inaugural 'Longplayer Day', a 12-hour exploration of time and duration with Jem Finer, Helen Frosi and Philip Serfaty.
Guest lecturer at the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Camberwell College of Arts, London College of Communication and the University of Surrey. Sound-based workshop leader with artist Helen Frosi at the British Library. Bulley is a current doctoral researcher in Sonic Arts and graduate representative for the Unit for Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths, University of London.