January 13, 2017

Christopher Jette will talk about his work Thursday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at the Digital Media Festival, hosted by Penn State Behrend. He will perform/exhibit with a collaborator on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 pm in Reed 117. Jette was a Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance, Music, during the 2015-16 academic year.

Jette is a curator of lovely sounds, creating work as a composer and new media artist. His creative work explores the artistic possibilities at the intersection of human performers/creators and technological tools. Having trained as a violinist, his compositions are strongly coupled to the performer that they are written for, highlighting their unique performance perspective. Jette’s research details his technical and aesthetic investigations and explores technology as a physical manifestation of formalized human constructs. A highly collaborative artist, he has created works that involve dance, theater, websites, electronics, food, toys, typewriters, cell phones, printing, instrument design and good ol’ fashioned wood and steel instruments. In addition to creating concert music, Jette explores Creative Placemaking through site-specific and interactive work as a core-four member of the Anchorage based Light Brigade.

His full bio and project descriptions can be found on his site.

More information about the Digital Media Festival can be found on the Penn State Behrend site.