Music composer. Sonic artist.
Jay uses sound and other media to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships and diverse hearing profiles. He employs artistic approaches including (but not limited to) music composition, sound installation, mixed media, participatory work, improvisation, field recording, and everything in-between.
His works have been presented at MOXsonic 2020 (MO, US), Sonic Salon Winter 2020 (MN, US), In Situ: Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art 2019 (MN, US), Aural Diversity Conference 2019 (UK), October Meeting 2019 (ID), Seoul International Computer Music Conference 2019 (KR), ICMC-NYCEMF 2019 (NY, US), Landmark to Lowertown 2019 (MN, US), Linux Audio Conference 2019 (CA, US), Disability Awareness Week 2019 (VA, US), Drone Not Drones 2016, 2019, & 2020 (MN, US), Fifteen Minutes of Fame 2015: Alex Lubet (NY, US), as well as Seattle Art Museum (WA, US), Montalvo Arts Center (CA, US), and National Gugak Center (KR).
He has been awarded the ABT Award 2020 by the Art Music Today, Black Pencil Ensemble, and Trace21 (ID & NL), the Ambassador's Award for Excellence 2019 by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for the United States (US), the 2016 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award by the American Composers Forum (US), Hibah Seni Karya Inovatif (Innovative Art Grant) 2016 by Yayasan Kelola (ID), and the 2nd Prize composition winner of Prix Annelie de Man 2015 (NL).
He participated at the Improvising Ecosystem 2017 at the Hubachek Wilderness Research Center (MN, US), the OneBeat 2015 residency in California, Oregon, and Washington (US), the 2014 International Fellowship in Study of Korean Music at National Gugak Center (KR), and the Hackteria Lab/Akustikologi 2014 at Bumi Pemuda Rahayu Sustainability Center (ID).