Jim Briggs has been an audio engineer and sound designer for over 15 years. He began his professional career in music recording at Manhattan’s legendary Hit Factory Recording Studios, and has gone on to mix programs for PRI’s Selected Shorts, PBS’ American Experience, WNYC/PRX’s Here’s The Thing and numerous other series on public radio and television. His long-running artistic partnership with VIA Dance Collaborative has been showcased on major dance stages such as the Ailey Citigroup Theater and Jacob’s Pillow. Recently, he and choreographer Adrienne Westwood installed a multi-channel, whole-space sound design for Record at One Arm Red in Brooklyn.
As Regional Director of the 2013 Megapolis Audio Festival, Jim worked to bring innovative radio producers, sound artists and experimental musicians to The New School, including Love+Radio, Mountains, Andrea Seabrook, and The Kitchen Sisters. Jim is a Part-Time Assistant Professor at SMS and Eugene Lang College, teaching courses in radio, sound for picture, and music technology.