Nief-Norf welcomes Jordan Munson as our featured artist for the Knoxville Concert Series in May 2019.
About Jordan Munson:
Jordan Munson is a composer, performer, and multimedia artist. His work explores memory and our relationship to technology. Drawing from backgrounds in formal percussion performance training, improvisation, pop, and sound design, his compositions juxtapose subtle landscapes of richly layered textures with driving melodic arrivals. Munson utilizes technology to interpret natural sounds and vice versa, focusing on the transmission losses that occur from this constant re-synthesis.
As a performer, Munson showcases his passion for combining sound with video art and light into a singular immersive experience. His frequent collaborators include Scott Deal and Michael Drews as a member of the trio Big Robot, and composer/vocalist Hanna Benn. He has performed alongside musicians Nico Muhly, R. Luke DuBois, and Bora Yoon.
Institutions such as the University of Kentucky, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have premiered his music. His video art has shown worldwide, including at the Musicacoustica Festival in Beijing, the New World Center, and The Phillips Collection. Album releases include four solo records under his name, with Big Robot, the duo Mana2, and under the moniker Casterplast.
Munson’s awards include a Presidential Fellowship in Digital Arts and Human Values from Wabash College and a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
The Knoxville Concert Series is funded in part by a grant by the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research at the Eastman School of Music.