Brody Home Page

James Brody passed away 4/11/2010, visit his obituary and guest book here.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Complex.

Santa Fe Complex is located at:
624 Agua Fria Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Parking is available via Romero Street:

  • From Agua Fria, take Romero Street southbound (it’s one-way). When Romero opens into a two-way street, turn right into the Complex parking lot.
  • From St. Francis, take Manhattan northbound. When Manhattan ends at the Railyard, turn left onto Romero Street. Continue on Romero until you reach the “Do Not Enter” sign (where Romero Street becomes one-way) and turn left into the Complex parking lot.
  • James Brody, Biography and Notes

    List of Works

    Visit the James Brody myspace page to hear some music

    News Flash! The online location for the "truly" random sound of the geiger counter, a web address which I misplaced for 11 years, is now re-discovered. Here it is -- This sound is the basis for the work Background Count, and will turn up in different ways in works to come.


    Composer Talks at the Complex - Audio Explorations of Contemporary Music - a series of musical investigations of complexity in the work of eight contemporary composers: Iannis Xenakis, Franz Kamin, Milton Babbitt, Brian Ferneyhough, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Igor Stravinsky and Karlheinz Stockhausen. 6 PM - July 15, 29, August 12, 26, September 9,23 Santa Fe Complex, 632 Agua Fria. See for more details

    October 25, 2008, 7pm, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, Oscillate/Osculate Series, Concert of works by James Brody and Phil Mantione

    The World Premiere of ZAZON. on Other Voices, Other Sounds from 9-11 PM April 20 KUNM 89.9, Albuquerque

    Miscellaneous Links

    The CD, Background Count on the Furious Artisans label, available through Amazon,
    Barnes and Noble,,, and CDemusic. Individual tracks from the CD are available at and (mp3 format)

    Interview by Marc Wolf from Sound Collector Magazine on the Furious Artisans website

    International Computer Music Conference (ICMC)

    Sonic Arts Research Center, Queens University, Belfast 2008
    Performance of Portal
     (2006) in continuous presentations

    Tulane University, Saturday November 11, 2006 
    Performance of Transport (2005)

    Göteburg, Sweden Friday, September 20, 2002 
    Performance of Syllepsis - Hommage à Iannis Xenakis

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998
    Performance of Background Count

    Eastman School of Music, 1983
    Performance of Barzakh

    Maxis Festival Programme for April 13, 2002 (10:30 AM)

    Music Created with 'Metasynth' available on MetaSynthia 1 Collection

    Sonic Circuits Concert, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, August 13, 2001
    (The entire concert is available as a RealVideo streaming file at the Kennedy Center link above; the Brody performance begins at about 20'50")

                Innova Recordings Website - broadcast of the same concert

    Franz Kamin Home Page

    Websites for New Music
    New Music Links

    New Music Box at The American Music Center

    POSTED - the electronic magazine of visual poetry
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