James Eck Rippie IS AN AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSER AND IMPROVISOR.

 

His work utilizes samples manipulated by turntables and various electronics and explores the psychological impressions created by juxtaposition and abstraction. Rippie has worked extensively as a sound engineer in the film industry, which has influenced his interest ina narrative approach to sound. He creates aurally dynamic pieces that focus on finding a path to and within the subconscious narrative, resulting in exploratory work that one reviewer noted as "a soundtrack to curiosity." He has presented his work with performances and sound installations internationally. And has collaborated with Ran Slavin (Israel), eriKm (France), Colin Andrew Sheffield (US), Paulo Raposa (Portugal), Simon Whetham (UK), amongst others, and has worked extensively with art organizations curating events within the experimental music community. Rippie's recorded works have appeared on recording imprints such as Elevator Bath (USA), Cronica (Portugal), and SIRR (Portugal). Rippie's current projects include a collaboration with Matthew Ritchie and Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) on an opera titled Infinite Movement, and a duo collaboration with Thor Harris (SWANS, Thor and Friends).