Hello, I’m Jimmy Bunch! I’m a composer, performer, educator, and concert organizer living and working in Chennai, India.
My interests as a composer are pretty varied. I’m drawn toward the experimental traditions in both composed and improvised American and European music, but also to their literary / canonic traditions; and those outside of the Western world. I like to explore the intertextual strange coincidences and frictions between genres and pre-existing works that arise out of my own perceptions as an “amateur” of these worlds. I try to respond with music that is weird, visceral, beautifully ugly, funny, sometimes critical, and always challenging and self-confrontative to write.
I teach composition at KM College of Music and Technology in Chennai [India], where I also direct the student contemporary ensemble "Hundredfoot Road."
My DMA comes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And my music has been heard all throughout the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia.