Dillon, James (b. October 29, 1950, Glasgow, Scotland). Esteemed British composer of mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout the world. Mr. Dillon is self-taught as a composer. He had early experiences with traditional bagpipe music and in the late 1960s, he played with his band Influx. He studied art and design at the Glasgow School of Art in 1968, linguistics at the University College of London in 1970 and piano with Eleanor Purse in 1970-71.