Jeff MorrisCollege Station, Texas
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Jeff Morris is a composer, performer, and director of the PerfTech program at Texas A&M University (USA). He plays the laptop?building custom instruments and performance situations that allow audiences to consider the impact of techno-mediation on the human experience: presence, authenticity, and the passing of time. Often, this involves novel sounds, ways of moving on stage to play an instrument, and ways of building a musical performances. He uses live performance to ask, ?What does it mean to be human in the twenty-first century??
He studied composition with Butch Rovan at the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia and studied improvisation with Butch Morris. He has presented works in the Milano Triennale museum, Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), Austin Museum of Art (Texas), Flea Theater (New York City), InterArts Center (Lund University, Sweden), and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (Texas). Jeff also writes about ideas explored in his work, in international conferences like the International Computer Music Conference, In- ternational Society of Improvised Music conference, and Computer Art Congress, and in publications by Leonardo and IGI Global. Jeff also curates the Fresh Minds Festival of audiovisual art, and Weblogmusic (a web-based platform for time-shifted improvising ensembles), as well as several student performances and installations on campus and abroad.
Occupation· composer, programmer
Availability· commissions for electronic improvisational environments