1,500 Red-Crowned Cranes May 18 – June 15th, 2019

Artist Bonnie Jones will present a sound installation and exhibition about bodies in migration, the consequences of borders and boundaries, and the imaginative potential of in-between spaces. The title is a reference to the endangered animals that live in the heavily guarded Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. This exhibition is supported by a Rubys Artist Grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 18, 6-9 p.m.

In addition, each week the artist will be in attendance at the gallery during Saturday hours, 12 – 4:00pm. Stop by for intimate conversations about the show and learn how to fold paper cranes. The goal will be to fold 1,5000 cranes by the show’s close.

https://www.cardinalspace.com/1500-red-crowned-cranes/

Laetitia Sonami / Bonnie Jones / Chris DeLaurenti

The amazing instrument builder and electronic musician Laetitia Sonami will be in Baltimore for the Peabody Library’s HACKING HARMONY: A MUSIC HACKATHON. I’m honored to share two concerts with her!

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January 31, 2019
Peabody institute Centre Street Performance Space
7:30pm
https://peabody.jhu.edu/explore-peabody/libraries-archives/hacking-harmony/

February 2, 2019
Red Room
8:30pm
w/Christopher DeLaurenti
http://redroom.org/amie-de-son/

 

You Do (it) You(rself)

You Do (it) You(rself)
December 8, 2018
3 – 6pm

Curated by Ezra Teboul with Avant.org
Hosted by the School for Poetic Computation
155 Bank St., New York, NY 10014

About the Event
Avant.org and Ezra Teboul are happy to present an afternoon of discussion and musical/artistic demonstrations focusing on the work of three artists: Anastasia Clarke, Bonnie Jones, and Asha Tamirisa. As a continuation of Avant’s 2016 Circuit Score program, You Do (It) You(rself) asks the following questions: How can electronic circuits and software design act as a canvas for artists to express both personal stories and wider societal concerns? What can we do with technical objects that expresses our wish to care for others and ourselves? What unique perspectives of music and engineering can be developed along the way, and how do we document these?

On their own terms, Clarke, Jones, and Tamirisa each question the power structures that underlay material cultures of electronic music. This event offers an opportunity to learn about and discuss how abstract ideals about gender, technology and access interact with sonic and physical materials in the making of time-based arts. Each artist presents some of the ways in which these ideals, mediated by their personal ideas and experiences, influence technical decisions that affect artistic results.

Event Details
This program is organized and curated by Ezra Teboul with Avant.org. The event is hosted by the School for Poetic Computation. This program is the second in the Avant.org Circuit Scores series. The first, Electronics After David Tudor, was hosted by SFPC in April, 2016. The program features: Anastasia Clarke, Bonnie Jones, and Asha Tamirisa, who will present electronic circuit system design models, and engage in group discussion and musical improvisation.

Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 3:00-6:00 PM
Location: School for Poetic Computation. 155 Bank Street, NY, NY
Tickets: $10 donation (sliding scale), reserve a spot on eventbrite

Museo Tamayo Sound Art Event

¿Puede la presencia de un objeto ser recuperada por aquello que lo descompone?

Documentos, registros, archivo y prácticas alrededor del sonido

Can the presence of an object be recovered by what decomposes it?
Documents, archive, record and practices around sound

An event in conjunction with the exhibition “Listening with the Eyes, Sound Art in Spain” at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.

November 13, 14, 2018
Museo Tamayo
Auditorio
4 – 6pm
http://museotamayo.org/evento/puede-la-presencia-de-un-objeto-ser-recuperada-por-aquello-que-lo-descompon

Three of my short text film/website projects will be presented.

-Notes on Sound (2012)
-For Disc man/For Walk Man/ For RH (2015)
-We’ve : Studies for places and bodies (2015)

Europe Tour 2018

October 10, 2018
Sonic Arts Research Centre

1pm – 2pm, Sonic Lab
School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast
http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/ael/Discover/events/BrochureArchive/

Founded in 2010, TECHNE is an educational initiative whose goal is to close the gender gap in technology oriented endeavors and create agency for a diversity of participants in technical fields. TECHNE’s unique programs challenge typical technical learning environments by embedding technology learning amid a confluence of activities that include electronic instrument building, musical improvisation, contemplative practice and social justice education. Join TECHNE co-founders Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe as they discuss their pedagogical strategy, and its ability to effect community change, with a talk and demonstrations.

October 17, 2018
Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival
23:45, Salle des fêtes
Casino Montebenon, Lausanne Switzerland
http://2018.luff.ch/en/programme/music/bonnie-jones

October 21 – November 6
Residency q-02
Brussels, Belgium

10/28 – Workshop, TECHNE, Radical Sonic Transformations
We invite you to join electronic musicians and educators Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe, founders of TECHNE, for a day-long exploration of music’s potential to enact social justice and feminist ideals.

11/4 – Concert @ Les Atelier Claus
Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger & Dieb 13 & Martin Tetreault / Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe

November 7, 2018
TECHNE Workshop
The American University of Paris
Paris, France

November 11, 2018
Series :: Bonnie Jones / Andrea Neumann :: Joe Talia
8 – 11pm
Petersburg Art Space Berlin
https://www.kultur-mitte.de/orte/artspace-petersburg Berlin, DE

November 15, 2018
Bonnie Jones, Axel Dorner, Misha Marks, Emilio Gordoa
8 – 11pm
Petersburg Art Space Berlin
https://www.kultur-mitte.de/orte/artspace-petersburg Berlin, DE

 

High Zero 20th Anniversary Festival

I’ll be performing in the 20th Anniversary High Zero Tour! This year the High Zero Collective are going on the road. The musician-organizers will perform for two days in Chicago and two days in New York City with area musicians before returning home to perform for two days in all-Baltimore combinations.

New York at Roulette
September 19th, 20th
http://www.highzero.org/2018_site/schedule/#nyc 

Duo with NYC-based violinist Laura Ortman

Baltimore at Theatre Project
September 28th, 29th
http://www.highzero.org/2018_site/schedule/#baltimore 

Quintet with: 

Patrick Crossland (trombone)
Owen Gardner (guitar, cello)
Sarah Hughes (reeds, flute, loops)
Bonnie Jones (electronics)
Paul Neidhardt (percussion)

 

 

Open Source: Erika Bell, Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe

June 25, 2018, 8:0pm
the wulf. @Coaxial Arts
1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

 

Bonnie Jones (Electronics) and Suzanne Thorpe (Flute, Electronics), two critically acclaimed musicians will perform an improvised piece titled Convergence & Divergence, in 3 Parts.

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, she co-founded TECHNE https://technesound.org/, an organization that introduces young female-identified women to technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. TECHNE’s programs are delivered through partnerships with grassroots organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Bonnie was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
https://bonnie-jones.com/

Suzanne Thorpe (electroacoustic flute)
http://www.suzannethorpe.com/

Erika Bell is a Los Angeles composer and instrumentalist whose work is lightly focused on textural construction, irregular ensemble groupings, and a structure-based approach.

This event is part of the wulf.’s second Open Source electronic music series. Made possible in part by donations from the DCA Los Angeles.