James Benjamin is one of the owners of Breakglass Studios, where he works as a music producer, Grammy-winning mixer and composer, and serves as the host of Live Analog Dance Rhythms. In 2020 he co-wrote the soundtrack for AAA video game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, and created original soundtracks for the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Salon du Livre de Montréal. His exhibition; Ecological Ambisonic Recording 001 premiered at the Never Apart gallery, and he performed with analog dance duo Boogieman and Samito and four-piece experimental electronic ensemble Porto Porto! at MUTEK Edition 21 and the MUTEK.JP+MX virtual edition, respectively. In March 2020, alongside Ian Cameron and Guillaume Sabourin, he launched TRANSMISSION, a new and immersive portal for the digestion of audio-visual artistic work.
James Benjamin CA/QC — Ecological Ambisonic Recording 002: Rainforest
James Benjamin’s Ecological Ambisonic Recording 002 is set on the Pacific slope of the Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica, which is the buffer zone between La Amistad International Peace Park and its Biosphere Reserve. The area is a habitat for Costa Rican wildlife, and a crucial jaguar migration corridor. This time-accurate experience allows participants to step into the Costa Rican rainforest, where an algorithm created by Chipp Jansen interprets the ambisonic B format recording, recreating a sphere of sound. The project’s visual elements and graphic design of accompanying vinyl albums by Danica Olders.
James Benjamin is Montréal-based Grammy Award-winning music producer, mixer, and composer, and one of the owners of Breakglass Studios.
In 2012, Benjamin helped Arcade Fire organize the debut performance of Reflektor, and designed an audio exhibit that would play back twisted echoes of sounds and phrases uttered by visitors.