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James Ilgenfritz

New York City, NY         

James Ilgenfritz has been a part of New York’s experimental music community for ten years, working with Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, & Anthony Coleman, as well as composers Lukas Ligeti, Pauline Oliveros, Annie Gosfield, JG Thirlwell, Karin Rehnqvist, Ted Hearne, & Gordon Beeferman. He is also active as a bandleader, sideman, & composer.

Recent recordings include MiND GAMeS (with Denman Maroney, Andrew Drury, Angelika Niescier) and Compositions (Braxton) 2011, a solo bass recording of the music of Anthony Braxton.

In 2011 James as Artist-In-Residence at Issue Project Room, where he premiered his opera ‘The Ticket That Exploded’ (based on William Burroughs’ 1962 Novel). A graduate of University of Michigan & University of California San Diego, James is on faculty at Brooklyn College Preparatory Center & Brooklyn Conservatory.