James Self is a veteran of thousands of film scores, television shows and records. His tuba was the "Voice of the Mothership" in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He has been Principal Tuba with LA Opera since 1986. He is also Principal Tuba with the Pasadena and Pacific Symphonies and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He is Adjunct Professor of Tuba at the USC Thornton School of Music and is an active composer. His recordings and compositions are available from www.JimSelf.com.