/James Hurdy

About James Hurdy

After Jim Winters arrived as a jazz trombonist for years, he now has now finished his second year as a graduate student here at IMRC. He owns two hurdy gurdys, thus exploring drone-musical work and the aesthetic value of unfinished music. His concentration ranges from experimental-musical composition to photos, sometimes wondering about the colonization of 12-tone Western music vs. noise.
1 03, 2018


By | 2018-03-06T14:50:11+00:00 March 1st, 2018|IMRC News|1 Comment

Review of sound piece performed February 27, 2018 at IMRC by our MFA artist-candidate Steve Norton. Amidst lined up pots, lids, and cups, also two beautiful reed instruments, we filed in quietly. His program notes read, “Sounds also carry marks of their creation, whether via breath, saliva, string noise or [...]

17 02, 2018


By | 2018-03-03T14:50:43+00:00 February 17th, 2018|IMRC News|0 Comments

Here is the sound and corrected spelling. Apahodian: https://soundcloud.com/user-144924856/apahodian-gurdy Arriving at 2pm on 18 Feb, 2018 in Portland, Maine, the mysterious Apahodian underground-theater in Portland, Maine appears after my long drive. The art illustration here was done in tandem with this improvised piece, done by wonderful Rush Brown of Maine. [...]

15 02, 2018

Emancipating Noise

By | 2018-02-15T19:30:32+00:00 February 15th, 2018|IMRC News|0 Comments

The proverbial kitchen sink travels next to Portland: from create theatrics, to performing, to walking alone, recording, photographs, and writing about the experiences... On Sunday in Portland, on Feb. 18th I will do "concept music" with percussion expert Beau Lisy (an expert in African drums) on kitchen sink and other [...]

3 01, 2018

Concept Graffiti

By | 2018-03-11T19:18:16+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|IMRC News|0 Comments

Children do have bizarre noise-making sessions as play. This is quoted from the Schoreditch experimental musical school of 1969. Laughter should be part of education should not be questioned (yet it is). George Maciunas described Fluxus this way as: a fusion of Spike Jones, gags, games, Vaudeville, Cage, and Duchamp. Fluxus was emotional in [...]

29 12, 2017


By | 2017-12-29T10:56:13+00:00 December 29th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

Z’EV, (1951-2017) he will always be worth looking into. Z'EV, a founder of what we now can call the Industrial Art Movement. You're probably not exactly dreaming of dragging some junk stuff onto a stage or into a radio station in order to play music-- but I am sure that [...]