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, 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. His recent work utilises field-recorded music overheard in urban public spaces – celebrating it as a vital part of the city soundscape.
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