The Music Theory area will hold this year's William Poland Lecture on Thursday, February 2. Yvette Jackson, assistant professor at Harvard University, will present "Narrative Soundscape Composition and Radio Opera."
Yvette Janine Jackson is a composer and sound installation artist who brings attention to historical events and social issues through her radio operas. Building on her experience as a theatrical sound designer, she blends field recordings, synthesized sounds, and traditional instruments into her own aesthetic of narrative composition and improvisation. Her album Freedom, produced by the Fridman Gallery, debuted as Contemporary Album of the Month in the January 2021 issue of The Guardian and its track “Destination Freedom” was awarded the Giga-Hertz Production Award 2021 presented by ZKM Centre for Art and Media and SWR Experimentalstudio.
Recent projects include Left Behind for chamber ensemble and electronics for the Venice Music Biennale and Hello, Tomorrow! for orchestra and electronics co-commissioned by American Composers Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Yvette is an assistant professor in Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry in the Department of Music and teaches for the Theater, Dance & Media program at Harvard University.
This lecture is free and open to the public. No ticket required.
All events are subject to change.