music composer, sound artist.
Employing sound and other media, Jay Afrisando aspires to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships. He explores artistic approaches including but not limited to audio and audiovisual works, 2D and 3D works, participatory work, improvisation, fixed media, and everything in-between.
His works have been presented at MOXsonic, Sonic Salon Winter, In Situ: Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art, Aural Diversity Conference, October Meeting Contemporary Music & Musicians, Seoul International Computer Music Conference, International Computer Music Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Landmark to Lowertown, Linux Audio Conference, Disability Awareness Week, Drone Not Drones, and Fifteen Minutes of Fame. His works have also been presented at Seattle Art Museum, Montalvo Arts Center, and National Gugak Center.
He is a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow 2021-22 (US), a grantee of the Next Step Fund 2020 by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (US), the recipient of the ABT Award 2020 by the Art Music Today (ID), Black Pencil Ensemble (NL), and Trace21 (NL), as well as a OneBeat Fellow 2015. He also received 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 Winner of Prix Annelie de Man 2015 Composers Competition (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).
He is an initiator and a collaborator at Jay & Gatra Wardaya, a group focusing on text-based and contemporary music. He is also a collaborator at TIGAtrio, a trans-continent improvisation group.
I use sound and other media to share awareness on complex issues that emerge as a result of ever-changing tools or technology we make and bodily diversity we have. As human beings, we are equipped with cognitive systems and hearing apparatuses which create diverse hearing profiles. At the same time, the tools we make and/or use eventually makes us. Both these matters bring about many consequences, from seemingly simple to complicated ones, for instance on hearing and listening, disability and accessibility, politics on technology and science, cultural issues, and so forth.
Through my artistic works, I aspire to capture and convey these varied phenomena using various media including but not limited to audio and audiovisual works, 2D and 3D works, participatory work, improvisation, fixed media, and everything in between. I want to invite my audiences to (re)examine our relationships to other living entities, nature, and technology.