James Budinich

Art Discipline: 
Northport, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 29, 2023 to Jun 16, 2023

James Budinich composes music inspired by minimalism, Croatian folk traditions, and American popular music. He has written for orchestra, voice, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and electronics. 


He has collaborated with Kate Dreyfuss (White Stone for violin and electronics), Pigeonwing Dance (Plexus: a work in knots for fixed media and seven dancers, with choreography by Gabrielle Lamb), and visual artist Mao Wei (Manual City, an installation for music boxes and projected images). He has worked with ensembles such as Yarn/Wire, Ensemble Illyrica, the Momenta Quartet, Ensemble Mise-En, F-PLUS, and the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. His work has been supported by the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Lois Roth Endowment, and the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. 


James received a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Duke University, and was in residence at the Royal Danish Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholar in 2020-21.