Musician JIM DENLEY is a composer and improviser on wind instruments and electronics. He is one of Australia’s foremost improvisers of new music utilising saxophone, flute and laptop exploring fissures between musical systems and noise. “This is music at it’s most primal, enhancing the beauty of creation.” John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald. Since the early 1980s he has performed regularly internationally and throughout Australia both as an independent musician as well as with text/music group Machine for Making Sense which he co-founded in 1989. Besides producing numerous CDs, Jim has recorded for ABC Radio, BBC Radio 3 and for Germany’s WDR, also composing numerous sound works for radio, most notably Collaborations, his radio feature commissioned by the ABC which won the Prix Italia in 1989. His 2006 and 2008 recordings from the Budawang Mountains for the ABC received an Honorary Prize in the Prix Ars Electronica. Derek Bailey included Jim’s writing in his classic text “Improvisation” published by the British Library. In 2006 and 2007 he received a Music Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to research and develop his concept of ‘meta instrument’.