Jim’s work involves music, photography, the hurdy-gurdy, and his art ensemble. Musical conceptualism or musical abstraction characterizes the style of this work aimed in the direction of situations, text, sounds, noise as material in sound art. Jim’s work involves musical pieces, the hurdy-gurdy, noise, social schemes, and small objects found on the ground such as tree branches. His musical scoring revolves around social experiences, considering more closely at the role of relationships or community and free improvisation. Jim’s childhood was in Levittown, New York on the south shore of Long Island during the late 1960s.