Jon Self ReportJon Bellona is an intermedia artist specializing in digital technologies.

Jon’s work explores the musicality of data-driven instruments. Because data-mapping techniques have not been culturally codified, new works may alter our pre-conceived notions about performer and performance. Jon’s approach is to develop expressive models for instruments through cognitive perception, dynamic coupling of parametric sound elements, and the generation of music that values narrative and form over exposition and the eccentric.

Jon’s music and intermedia work have been shown internationally including KISS (Kyma International Sound Symposium); SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States); IMAC (Interactive Media Arts Conference); SLEO (Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras); and FMO (Future Music Oregon) concerts.

Jon received his M.Mus. in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon, audio engineering degree from the Conservatory for Recording Arts & Sciences, and B.A. from Hamilton College. Jon is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) at the University of Virginia and is part of the art collective, Harmonic Laboratory.

Jon’s music may be accessed via jpbellona.com.

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