Expressing Identity: Exploring Electroacoustic Music as a Method
”How can class, race, gender and sexuality be expressed through sound technologies?” This question has motivated and transformed Yvette Janine Jackson’s creative practice and research. In this talk Yvette will explore how electroacoustic music can be used to express identity outlining the history and development of this practice based research and presenting excerpts of her fixed media pieces. The lecture is free and held in English.
Please register via e-mail to: jenny.sunesson [at] uniarts.se
This lecture is a collaboration between Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (Stockholms dramatiska högskola) and EMS as part of the independent course Feminist Perspectives in Sonic Arts, 30 ECT.
Tonband 2017 - Fixed Media Festival - Stockholm
Tonband 2017 - Fixed Media Festival, 7–9 September 2017 at Audiorama in Stockholm
Tonband is a new three-day festival dedicated to electroacoustic music. New works by, among others, Trevor Wishart and Yvette Janine Jackson and some real classics will be played. Read more here.
Audiorama vill med festivalen Tonband skapa ett nytt forum för ”fixed media” eller ”tape” – den studiokomponerade elektroakustiska musik som har komponerats för att upplevas under konserter där publiken kollektivt lyssnar till musik uppspelad i högtalare. Vi vill ge denna musik plats i kultursamhället och se den fortleva in i framtiden.
New York City ELectroacoustic Music FEstival
Presentation of "Radio Drama as Electroacoustic Composition" on June 20 at 11am at New York University, Steinhardt building, 35 West Fourth Street, room 303. NYCEMF 2017 will take place at the Abrons Arts Center on June 19-25, at National Sawdust on July 14-16, and on other dates at other venues in New York City. The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival is an annual, multi-day festival featuring works by emerging and established composers, performers, and sound artists from all over the world. The festival includes pieces for live electronics. fixed media, acoustic instruments with electronics, visual music, and multi-media pieces such as video and dance, as well as audio and video installations. Up to 16 channels of sound can be heard.
Organ for the Senses - Spreckels organ Pavillion
SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE AND PARKEOLOGY PRESENT: ORGAN FOR THE SENSES
8pm - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Premiere of "Dirge for Organ and Tape" at this year’s Organ For the Senses. The concert welcomes seven composers from the U.S., Sweden, Australia, and Chile for an event that will challenge listeners as much as challenge the sonic and architectonic limits of the Spreckels’ organ itself.
Kulturnatten 2017 at Audiorama
Visit Skeppsholmen and Audiorama on #kulturnatt17 29th April and listen to Yvette Janine Jackson's Invisible People (A Radio Opera). Admission free!
Invisible People (A Radio Opera) was first composed in 2013 in response to homophobic reactions from high profiled African Americans in the media. “Invisible people” refers to the underrepresented members of LGBTQ communities whose voices were excluded from the debate. In 2017, where a divisive political climate threatens the basic rights of human beings and the systems put in place to protect them, this piece takes on a new meaning. The “libretto” is gathered from religious texts, liturgical rituals, historic and contemporary sermons and speeches, news clips, conversion therapy literature, and internet trolls.
Kulturnatt Stockholm är kvällen då Stockholms breda kulturliv öppnar upp sina dörrar för att bjuda in till en unik kväll där fest, mingel och framför allt en massa kultur står i centrum. Museer, teatrar, gallerier och en mängd andra kulturarrangörer håller kvällsöppet 18.00–24.00 för att ge en oförglömlig kväll i den lila drömmens tecken med hundratals olika programpunkter och fri entré.
BEAST FEaST 2017 - Figure | Landscape | Seascape | Sky
Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 April 2017
The University of Birmingham, UK
Presentation at BEAST FEaST: three days of music, meeting, and ideas, along with featured guest artists Paula Matthusen, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, and Sarah Farmer, and resident ensemble the Pestova/Rees/Roche Trio.
SEAMUS 2017 National CONFERENCE
Saturday concert performance of Swan at the SEAMUS 2017 National Conference held April 20–22, 2017 at St. Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the conference will present a broad intersection of electro-acoustic music and art in small and large concert venues on campus, a downtown nightclub and in guerrilla concerts.
Springfest: Encuentros at Bread & Salt
5 Days a Soldier instillation for the Silo at Bread & Salt. Encuentro is an event seeks to bring the UCSD music department into dialogue, collaboration and engagement with the broader San Diego community. This year the event partners with Borderland Noise in order to extend this process into a bi-national experimental arts festival, featuring artists from Tijuana, Mexicali, and Ensenada. With more than 30 artists involved, performances and installations will take place across the entire Bread & Salt site, including unusual hidden spaces, and a quadrophonic grain silo.
2 Radio Operas at Borealis Festival - Bergen, Norway
Østre, Østre Skøstredet 3, 5pm and 7pm
Tolga Balci – Black Empire – Fragile Objects
Jacqueline George – Happening now
Craig Wells with Mathias Loose – Bleached words
Yvette Janine Jackson – Invisible people (A Radio Opera) and Swan
AMT FESTIVAL - Data Visualization and Sonification
Panel: Francisco Eme, Yvette Janine Jackson, Al Jones, Jeff Kaiser, Justin Manor
Culminating Performance, 5pm-8pm, February 4, 2017
The inaugural AMT Festival (art, music, technology) is a pilot initiative of the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in collaboration with the Fleet Science Center and Southwestern College to present a national festival of experimental, electronic, and data-driven ideas in a creative laboratory featuring cutting edge performances, music hacking, and demos that connect artists, students, technologists, researchers, thought leaders, and businesses in a vibrant environment. From February 2-4, 2017, AMT will feature panel discussions, lectures, demos, DIY educational workshops, and artist performances that reflect themes at the forefront of electronic arts/music, data visualization/sonification, and the confluence of arts, technology, and music.
New Perspectives in American Music - Amherst
The Department of Music launches “New Perspectives in American Music,” a spring semester 2017 speaker series, with "Radio Drama as a Model for Electroacoustic Composition,” a talk by Yvette Janine Jackson (Ph.D. Candidate, Music/Integrated Studies, University of California, San Diego) at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library, Amherst College.
Party line - San Diego Art Institute
Party Line is a sound installation for the San Diego Art Institute open October 1 through November 6, 2016. “The Dead Are Not Quiet: A Group Exhibition of Macabre Art” features work by artists living and working in the Southern California/Baja Norte region. The judge for the work was Scott Mitchell Putesky, an artist and musician best known for his work as the guitarist and co-founder of the musical group Marilyn Manson. Read more…
Listening in the Dark - Nutida Musik
"Radio Opera: Listening in the Dark" translated into Swedish by Magnus Bunnskog for Nutida Musik Nr. 258/2016.
SDAI GearHEADs @ HoRTON Plaza Project SPACE
Presentation and performance will focus on radio opera practice, including discussion of studio production and live performance examples. Free admission.
- Thursday, July 7, 2016
Westfield Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA
Duets in the Key of Dada - SF Int'l Arts Festival
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound artist and instrument inventor David Molina brings you an evening of improvised duets in the spirit of DADA: featuring composer, electronic musician, and trumpet player Yvette Janine Jackson; avant-spiritual jazz legend and multi-faceted performer Idris Ackamoor; and Molina on a multitude of traditional, invented instruments and electronics.
ATLANTIC CROSSING - Naples Philharmonic
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in cooperation with EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, will present the third Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) Readings in 2016. Atlantic Crossing will be read by Naples Philharmonic on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2pm and Thursday, May 26 at 7pm at Artis-Naples Hayes Hall, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, Florida. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit ACO.
"Naples Philharmonic Jazz Readings: Composer Spotlight" -Interview with SoundAdvice
"Composers, mentors, Naples Philharmonic and audience help forge new works" -Naples Daily News
"Philharmonic to workshop new jazz pieces" - Naples Florida Weekly
"Jazz composers get first readings with Naples Philharmonic" -Naples Daily News
This is Radio opera - audiorama - stockholm
Guest Composer residency at Stockholm's Elektronmusikstudion August 17 - September 5, 2015.
Since 1964, EMS Elektronmusikstudion is the centre for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art. EMS is run as an independent part of Musikverket (Swedish Performing Arts Agency).
Besides making professional studios available for the production of electroacoustic music and sound-art, EMS’ aim is to support artistic development of electroacoustic music and its integration within other artistic areas. EMS represents electroacoustic music from Sweden in various international contexts and sees as one of its main tasks to act as an informer, both nationally and internationally.
Invisible People (A Radio Opera) is discussed on Elektroniskt i P2 - Sunday, October 4, 2015.
Interviewed on Musikmagasinet about Eartha Kitt for P2.
Interviewed on Musikmagasinet about Maya Angelou for P2.
Presentation for the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association's Audio Fabric: Socio-sonic Textures in the Real World Convocation on August 28, 2014 in Maynooth, Ireland. The 2014 convocation examined the social impact of sound in the real world: natural soundscapes, music, technological sounds, mediated sounds, spaces, places and sites.
SOLDIER BY WA/SO
Soldier is a 5-day immersive panoramic installation created by Wa/So (Yvette Janine Jackson + Ava Porter) specifically for the Recombinant Media Lab housed at the Qualcomm Institute's Calit2 in La Jolla. Surrounded by 8 screens and 16 channels of audio, viewers experience the rise and fall of a fictitious soldier, each day of the installation representing a different phase in his/her life (recruitment, breakdown, buildup, battle, and desertion). http://www.avaporter.com/projects/soldier
A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera)
Invisible People (A Radio Opera)
Ebony Divine was formed in 2009 and creates music for stage and screen.
Below: PRETTY the Series, Season 3, Episode 2 closing theme Gumdrop the Unicorn. Music and lyrics by Bret Silverman. Arranged and performed by Ebony Divine.