Ensemble Evolution - Banff Centre -Alberta, CA

Through workshops, performance, side-by-side collaboration with faculty on newly commissioned works, and group conversation, EVO participants engage in an holistic approach to making music, building community, and imagining pathways forward for the future of the ensemble. In addition to the International Contemporary Ensemble, the EVO faculty is anchored by internationally renowned composers George Lewis, Liza Lim, Alvin Lucier, Yvette Janine Jackson and the improvisation faculty includes luminaries Matana Roberts, Peter Evans, Mazz Swift and Wilfrido Terrazas. Esteemed guest artists in Summer 2019 include Tyshawn Sorey, Wu Wei, Aiyun Huang, Eduardo Kohn and IONE. EVO also welcomes Rania El Mugammar as a conversation partner who will guide our discussions around social responsibility and racial and gender equity in the music field.

As a part of Ensemble Evolution’s ongoing commitment to the creation of new repertory for a new generation, 2019 Banff Centre-commissioned works will be premiered this summer by Lucier, Jackson, and Masaoka.

Valley Audio Hearth - Eastworks - Easthampton, MA

wave Farm Presents - SMFA at Tufts - Medford, MA

SMFA 1630AM Live Broadcast
Thursday, April 4
SMFA Library

Radio Opera with Yvette Janine Jackson + Gregory Whitehead
Friday, April 5
Distler Hall / Medford

Sonic Planetarium, Heidi Neilson
AM Receiver Workshop, Jeff Thompson

Friday, April 5
Remis Sculpture Court / Medford

elektronmusikstudion (EMS) - Stockholm

Guest composer residency at Stockholm EMS, in collaboration with Karen Werner. March 2019.

Tape Works - Fylkingen -Stockholm

An evening of fixed media at Fylkingen. 7 March 2019 at 19:30.

q21 - Museumsquartier -Vienna

Tonspur_passage in collaboration with Bojana Knežević, Katarina Petrović, and Karen Werner: A Chance Encounter (for 4 artists, 8 speakers and 16 questions). An exploration of sounds, meanings and experiences of trust through an experimental creative approach. The idea of this piece is based on a mutual trust between the artists who are becoming collaborators by accident. An 8-channel composition is created from 4 separate pieces made individually and in dialogue, yet without prior hearing of each others' parts. 
Created for the TONSPUR_pasaža at Maribor Town Hall, Slovenia as part of MFRU 2018 – International Festival of Computer Arts Maribor.

February 24 to April 27, 2019

Centering Black composers - Ann Arbor, MI

Centering Black Composers: Music to Unravel the Classical Canon

January 21, 2019 premiere of “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle” arranged for carillon.

12:00 PM, Burton Memorial Tower
1:30 PM, Lurie Tower
"Black composers’ non-existence in academic institutions tells black composers that we are not wanted, no matter how much success we gain," writes Anthony R. Green in his galvanizing article "What the Optics of New Music Say to Black Composers" (New Music USA). To unravel the exclusivity of the classical music canon, the work of Black composers, and especially Black women, must take center stage. Professor Tiffany Ng, University Carillonist, performs works by composers ranging from Yvette Janine Jackson and Jessie Montgomery to arrangements of Motown and soul.

Fridman Gallery - New York, NY

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 8pm doors at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring Street, NYC

Phill Niblock, Yvette Janine Jackson and Abigail Levine, Carver Audain

Cube Fest - Blacksburg, VA

New work created during the Spatial Music Workshop presented during “Research ReSounds” at Cube Fes, August 9-12, a spatial music festival with performances for the public and a VIP package of hands-on, behind-the-scenes, and creative opportunities for fellow revolutionists.  Cube Fest will bring together a group of 20 international audio technology experts, computer engineers, music technology experts, musicians, and composers who will present performances of original compositions created for the Cube and preexisting works, including music by the late David Bowie.

Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) is on the front line leading a revolution in sound with a unique resource at their fingertips—the Cube in the Moss Arts Center. A four-story, high-tech venue and laboratory, the Cube is outfitted with 149 multichannel audio speakers, a robust motion capture system, and a two-story- tall, 360-degree immersive projection screen called the Cyclorama, making it the only facility of its kind in the world. Artists, musicians, scientists, and researchers from around the globe visit the Cube to be part of this revolution.

Soundworks Gathering #3 - Easthampton, MA

Set 1 (8pm) -Destination Freedom (for quadrophonic sound) -Yvette Janine Jackson
Set 2 (8:30pm) Infinities of Yonder/ness -Daniel Warner (live electronics) + Jason Robinson (saxophone)

Soundworks Gathering is a monthly concert series in western Massachusetts that features local, regional, national, and international music makers in an intimate, laboratory-like setting intended to foster community and experimentation. Currently hosted by Flywheel Arts in Easthampton, the series is organized and produced by an eclectic collective of musicians who hope to encourage interdisciplinarity across musical styles, methodologies, and other expressive forms (dance, visual art, etc.).

Carillon New Music Festival - Chicago, IL

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago

Rockefeller Carillon New Music Festival

Friday May 25 | 5–8 pm
Saturday May 26 | 10 am–12:45 pm, 2 :30–5:15 pm

Premiere of a new work composed for Tiffany Ng co-commissioned by University of Michigan and University of Chicago as part of a two-day festival of new music for the carillon featuring twelve world premières, including music for carillon and electronics and carillon and other instruments. The Friday evening program includes a reception at 5:30 pm with the artists, composers, and creators of the festival, with a showcase recital at 6:30 pm. The Saturday program includes eight short recitals, interspersed with presentations in diverse formats about the music, the composers, and the world of new music for carillon. Free, with light refreshments throughout the event.

Peter Evans/Levy Lorenzo & Yvette Janine Jackson

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April 07, 2018, 8pm at The Fridman Gallery, New York, NY

Peter Evans/Levy Lorenzo & Yvette Janine Jackson will join for an evening of performances, celebrating the gallery's current exhibition of Matana Roberts; jump at the sun

Saturday Night Special - WGXC 90.7 Wave Farm Radio

Feb 10, 2018: 8pm on WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio 90.7-FM and wgxc.org

Standing Wave Radio wavefarm.org 1620-AM | Simulcast mid-6 a.m. and Saturdays on WGXC 90.7-FM.  Produced by Various.

This broadcast features multiple works by radio opera artist Yvette Janine Jackson. The first hour features a three-part program of recorded works. The second hour is a rebroadcast of Jackson's live performance of "Destination Freedom" on February 5, 2018 at the Fridman Gallery in New York for the New Ear Festival.

New Ear Festival 2018 - Fridman Gallery


U.S. premiere of Destination Freedom. Part of the New Ear Festival at the Fridman Gallery in New York, NY.  February 5, 2018 at 8pm.  Broadcast live on Wave Farm Radio.

Ljudbio IV - Uppsala, Sweden


Destination Freedom, Part 1 presented during narrative sound art festival.

Den osynliga musiken - Sveriges Radio

Interview with Helena Lopac for the Elektroniskt i P2 episode "The Invisible Music."  The program features tape music artists and composers, including an interview with Magnus Bunnskog director of Audiorama, a space for listening in Stockholm.

Expressing Identity: Exploring Electroacoustic Music as a Method

12 September 2017, 5–8pm -  Ems Stockholm , Söder Mälarstrand 61, Stockholm

12 September 2017, 5–8pm - Ems Stockholm, Söder Mälarstrand 61, Stockholm

”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


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.


Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2017 National Conference

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (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

Springfest: Encuentros at Bread & Salt, San Diego

Springfest: Encuentros at Bread & Salt, San Diego

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

Works by:
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

2.4.17 – Southwestern College: Data Visualization and Sonification, 9:30am-12:00pm

2.4.17 – Southwestern College: Data Visualization and Sonification, 9:30am-12:00pm

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

San Diego Art Institute - Horton Plaza Project Space

San Diego Art Institute - 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

  • 7:00pm-9:00pm

Westfield Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA

Duets in the Key of Dada - SF Int'l Arts Festival

San Francisco International Arts Festival -June 2, 2016 -8PM- Gallery 308, Fort Mason

San Francisco International Arts Festival -June 2, 2016 -8PM- Gallery 308, Fort Mason

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

Yaniv Segal conducts the Naples Philharmonic during ACO EarShot JCOI Readings. (Photo: Corey Perrine, Naples Daily News)

Yaniv Segal conducts the Naples Philharmonic during ACO EarShot JCOI Readings. (Photo: Corey Perrine, Naples Daily News)

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

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7pm.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7pm.

A 70 minute program of soundscape compositions, including new works produced at EMS Elektronmusikstudion, presented at Audiorama, Stockholm.  Atkins-D73: Mach y; Invisible People (A Radio Opera): Deliverance; Djuren; Tyvärr, and Swan.


EMS Elektronmusikstudion - 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.

Featured in "How sweet the sound -Afroamerikaner och konstmusik" on P1.

Interviewed on Musikmagasinet about Eartha Kitt for P2.

Interviewed on Musikmagasinet about Maya Angelou for P2.


Soundscape (as) Composition: An Ecological Approach to Listening

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 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)

Josh Charney, Jessica Aszodi, and Amy Cimini rehearse  A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera) . (Photo: Jessica C. Flores)

Josh Charney, Jessica Aszodi, and Amy Cimini rehearse A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera). (Photo: Jessica C. Flores)

Invisible People (A Radio Opera)

Malesha Jesse in  Invisible People (A Radio Opera)  at Space4Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Malesha Jesse in Invisible People (A Radio Opera) at Space4Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Malesha Jesse in  Invisible People (A Radio Opera)  at Space4Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Malesha Jesse in Invisible People (A Radio Opera) at Space4Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Abner Genece, Malesha Jesse, Gerard Joseph, and Kamau Kenyatta in  Invisible People (A Radio Opera)  at Space4Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Abner Genece, Malesha Jesse, Gerard Joseph, and Kamau Kenyatta in Invisible People (A Radio Opera) at Space4Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Ebony Divine

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.