Jake cut his teeth playing live electronics with the Warp-signed avant-jazz band Red Snapper, as well as creating music and sound design for major TV shows, high-profile ad campaigns and the occasional well-received techno record.
He currently works as a composer, researcher, improviser and educator with particular interest in radical creative applications of digital DJ technology. He regularly performs solo (Cafe Oto, Jewish Museum, Abney Park, BEAST FEaST) and with a number of different international audio visual and live art collaborations (Mutek/EM15, Moma PS1, Sonar, National Space Centre, The Lowry, NIME, Open Out Tromsø, Drill Festival).
He is currently undertaking a fully funded practice-based Music Composition PhD at Birmingham University that further researches the creative potential of digital DJ tools, drawing from the legacies of tape music and experimental turntablism as well as his own personal experience with live electronic practice.
He has taught music technology extensively, was the Programme Leader for Electronic Music and DJ Practice BA (Hons) at SSR London 2015-2020 and currently lectures in Creative Music Production at ICMP, London.
Photo by Harley Madams