James Ferraro is a contemporary musician and artist currently operating out of Los Angeles, USA. Ferraro’s work is known for uniquely dealing with 21st century modern life. Themes of his albums range from post-9/11 consumerism to hyperreality. Ferraro has expressed them to be separate permutational subsets together comprising an overarching theme of the Anthropocene taken in its phenomenological entirety.
His particular focus is on the relationship between human social evolution and the Internet in conjunction with other artificial environments including, cultural, philosophical, social, and economic realities spawned from post-globalisation in connected world. With his 2011 work ‘Far Side Virtual’, Ferraro received mainstream recognition and it was chosen as ‘Album of the Year’ by The Wire.
After the premiere of his new work The Deluge in Peak Cavern, Castleton for AND Festival 2017, Ferraro went on to present the re-named Plague in full at transmediale 2018. Plague was presented in cooperation with CTM Festival and commissioned by transmediale and Abandon Normal Devices as part of The New Networked Normal, with the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union.