Jim Denley is among Australia’s foremost improvisers with musical activity spanning four decades. An emphasis on spontaneity, site-specific work and collaboration has been central to his work. Besides producing numerous CDs, Jim har 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 commisioned by the ABC which won the Prix Italia in 1989. His 2006 and 2008 recordings from the Budawang Mountains for the ABC recieved 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 recieved a Music Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to research and develop his concept of 'meta instrument.