James Wood studied composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris before going on to study music at Cambridge University where he was an organ scholar. He then went on to study percussion and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Today, he is known for his activities as a composer, conductor, and percussionist, performing a wide range of works from Medieval to contemporary music.
The composer's catalogue, touching a variety of genres, revealing the breadth of his taste. Since 1996, he has become more and more involved in the world of computer music and electro-acoustic works, as seen in Mountain Language (1998), commissioned by IRCAM, and his work for musical theater, Jodo (1998-99). From 2002 to 2005, he composed a large-scale opera based on the life and visions of Hildegarde de Bingen.
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