photo credit Igor Kraguljac

Jeff Morris creates musical experiences that engage audiences’ minds with their surroundings. His performances, installations, lectures, and writings appear in international venues known for cutting-edge art and asking deep questions in the arts. He has won awards for making art emerge from unusual situations: music tailored to architecture and cityscapes, performance art for the radio, and serious concert music for toy piano, robot, Sudoku puzzles, and paranormal electronic voice phenomena.

 

He has presented work in the International Society for Contemporary Music’s World Music Days, the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), Triennale Museum (Milan), D-22 (Beijing’s avant-garde music scene), the International Symposium on Electronic Art, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Open House Chicago,” and the Boston Microtonal Society. His work has won awards in the Concours de Bourges (France), Viseu Rural (Portugal), “Music in Architecture” International Competition (Austin), the Un“Cage”d Toy Piano Competition (NYC), and the “Radio Killed the Video Star” Competition (NYC). Writings about his works and their aesthetics have been presented at the International Computer Music Conference, Generative Art International Conference, and Computer Art Congress. www.morrismusic.org

 

 

Elisabeth Blair is a poet, composer, podcaster, and multidisciplinary artist. She has been artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and ACRE. From 2016–2019 she hosted and produced the podcast Listening to Ladies, and she currently leads the poetry workshops for the Burlington Writers Workshop. elisabethblair.net

 

Based in Montreal, Susanna Hood is a compelling and virtuosic performer in dance and music and was the artistic director of her interdisciplinary performance company hum dansoundart from 2000 to 2013. She began her career as a member of the Toronto Dance Theatre from 1991 through 1995. She has performed the works of various Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers (including Tedd Robinson, John Oswald, Nilan Perera, and Phillip Barker). She synthesizes voice and movement into a dynamic practice that creates intimate, raw, and sensual performances. susannahood.ca

 

Rodney Waschka II is best known for his algorithmic compositions, unusual operas, and theater pieces. An expert in computer music, his works often include electronic computer music or other media: visuals, theater, or poetry. His music has been performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as Asia, South America, Israel, and South Africa, at festivals including the Sound Ways Festival in Russia, and numerous instances of the International Computer Music Conference and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS) festival. www.waschka.info

 

Joseph Butch Rovan is a composer, media artist, and performer at Brown University, where he co-directs MEME (Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments @ Brown). He has also directed the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia at the University of North Texas and was a compositeur en recherche with the Real-Time Systems Team at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris. Rovan worked at Opcode Systems before leaving for Paris, serving as Product Manager for MAX—the main platform used to make this album. www.soundidea.org

 

 

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