JAMES FEI (b. Taipei, Taiwan) moved to the US in 1992 to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. He has since been active as a composer, improvisor and electronic musician. Works by Fei have been performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble and Noord-Hollands Philharmonisch Orkest. Recordings of his works can be found on Leo Records, Improvised Music from Japan, CRI and Organized Sound. In addition to writing concert music for conventional and electro-acoustic ensembles, Fei also creates sound installations and performs on saxophones and live electronics. Fei joined the faculty of Mills College in 2006.
Recent CD releases include Sieves, electro-acoustic by Fei and Kato Hideki [Improvised Music From Japan], Alto Quartets [Organized Sound Recordings], Studies on the ANS (Russian synthesizer from 1958) [Krabbesholm], and Bode Sound Project, a tribute CD to early electronic instrument pioneer Harold Bode.
Fei has taught classes and lectured at Wesleyan University, Columbia University, The Art Institute of Chicago, Taipei Normal University, Theremin Center (Moscow), Pro Arte (St