James Watson (he/him)
A classically trained violinist, and runner-up for the Kamloops Mayor’s Emerging Artist Award, James is a performer/collaborative artist who emphasizes exploration and fusion in his work. His immense curiosity as an artist has led to branching out into celtic, jazz, and avant-garde musics. As a performer he aims to make every musical performance a memorable, immersive and engaging experience. James took full advantage of the personal and professional development available through the Creative Incubator to advance his practice. During James’ time in the Studio Theatre, he was able to experiment with Steve Reich’s Violin Fase, a kaleidoscopic piece of minimalist music, and advance his technological abilities in music production. This experience allowed him the time and space to grow and diversify his skills through play and experimentation.
For more on James’ artistic journey at cSPACE, please watch the artist documentary (listed below) or read our interview with him (link below).