Yvette Janine Jackson is a composer and sound installation artist focused on bringing attention to historical events and social issues through music.
Her works have recently been featured at Vienna's MuseumsQuartier Tonspur Passage; International Festival of Computer Art in Maribor; the Fridman Gallery in New York; Cube at Virginia Tech; Tonband Fixed Media Festival at Audiorama; Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park; the San Diego Art Institute;
San Francisco International Arts Festival; Stockholm’s Kulturnatten; the Borealis Festival; and in residency at Elektronmusikstudion.
Her composition Atlantic Crossing was read by the Naples Philharmonic in 2016 with support from the American Composers Orchestra and Cannot Be (Unrung) for carillon and electronics was co-commissioned in 2018 by the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan for Tiffany Ng.
Yvette holds a B.A. in Music from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Music-Integrative Studies from the University of California, San Diego. She will join the summer composition faculty at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for the Ensemble Evolution program and premiere a commissioned work for ensemble and electronics.
Yvette will become Assistant Professor of Music at Harvard University in July 2019.