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.
1510, 2017

An Old Green Truck

By |October 15th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

I am trying lately to explore in my studies an intersect between music and photography. I am  also concerned with seeing found objects as both sculpture and musical score. I have the most fun using the hurdy-gurdy to play an object.


Roman Haubenstock-Ramati(1919-1994) may have given our world some of its […]

710, 2017

bö wö tää zää Uu

By |October 7th, 2017|IMRC News|2 Comments

Pictured here is Henri Chopin, famous for very small part of words as musical-sound material. Text/Sound Art and Sound Poetry, both not quite the same in terms of genre as is instrumental tones, and which are not text at all, and, according to one expert, do not exist until it they […]

2809, 2017

Gesture as a Firefly in the Darkness

By |September 28th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

The artist is halfway; no longer a musician exactly. But he must think about justification which was going to be methodology. Then lying awake at night, thinking sort-of, if free jazz is or was to be my secondary methodology, wait, or, I thought, of I’m not sure, acoustics, order; which then […]

1909, 2017

Triptych Reasoning and the Uncivilized Artist

By |September 19th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

The reader is given the following three-points-as-one so as to articulate the proposed foundation theme of my degree, my MFA is to finish two years. “The artist is a well-behaved ape who needs to be explained.” If this is the case, this ape will explain himself here in prose. Note to […]

1808, 2017

Slow Dancing with a Ghost

By |August 18th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

Not all of my inspirations are alive. I dance with ghosts. The joining of, the combined effect of, partners, a duo, my collaborator, two ships sailing together: a consortium. This entry is about mystique. I am thinking of my own need for consort, along with this weird awareness of that […]

1308, 2017

Floating Bones and Whipped Gurdys

By |August 13th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

Some news now about The Cannery and I played there last night. The ideas were so incredible, some planned and some not, and I even whipped my gurdy with its own strap. “Tell it to the judge.” Where to even begin…

Let’s say your a musician and you’ve joined this program. […]

1008, 2017

Rules as Wrong

By |August 10th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

In my new artist life I’m affecting my past. Maybe I’ll explain. Our culture guides me (limits), music schools, too, so limiting, this idea that sounds and noises are too uncivilized. Those need to be made, forced to be civilized, organized, homogenized, classified– controlled. If not, better be a strong […]

1807, 2017

Sound Reasoning

By |July 18th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

Reasoning leads to ideas. As I began my degree process here two years ago, I didn’t know if I would do music as performance, record ambient sounds or compose scores. I plan to concentrate now in improvisation as a central theme, but what I described below has caused a few […]

507, 2017

The Spider’s Hairy Legs

By |July 5th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

A spider hears with his or her legs! I  referring here to how the fort or castle is filled with spiders and that all spiders “hear” with their legs. How is this even relevant to Intermedia and the MFA, you ask? Hold on to your Charlotte’s Web and let’s see…

FLOW ’17 […]

307, 2017

Artists Spiders

By |July 3rd, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

For this post I talk about Fort Knox and the idea of playing a love song for spiders. More exactly, I thought if how an old, damp castle must be: heaven to a spider.

Jazz artist Mark Tipton and I teamed up to play music in on of those dark, damp […]