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Jason Ponce is an intermedia artist, musician, and interactive arts researcher. Coming from a highly interdisciplinary background, he brings elements of design, engineering, and scientific inquiry to his creative work, which ranges from music, interactive sound and video installation, realtime sound and video processing, multi-channel audio spatialization, instrument-building, and performance.

His work overall is unified by a deep curiosity about the multitude of technological objects that surround us, and the many ways they shape and inform our understanding of the world. In particular, he is motivated by the prospect of augmenting encounters with art and music via interactive technologies that meaningfully link technology with the human body.

As a musician, his creative practice embraces composition, contemporary opera, improvisation, acousmatics, noise, and microsound. For the past ten years he has been active in the experimental music scenes in NYC, Berlin, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and has worked closely with many prominent figures in contemporary music, including Pauline Oliveros, George Lewis, Grammy award winners Susan Narucki and Lei Lang, and Pulitzer prize winner John Luther Adams.

Jason’s installations and performances have been presented at numerous institutes and festivals throughout the United States and Europe, and during artist residencies at: the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM, Netherlands), Studio für elektroakustische Musik (SEAM, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Issue Project Room (NYC), the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (Berkeley, CA), and High Concept Laboratories (Chicago).

Contact jason at emptyset dot org.