jason charney

About

About

photo by Michiko Saiki

photo by Michiko Saiki

My practice occupies two distinct (but overlapping) realms: multimedia art and music.

I am a composer and performer of music for instruments, voices, and electronics. My compositions are born from direct collaboration with performers, and often includes electronic/acoustic interactions. As an electroacoustic performer, I am interested in connecting to audiences through embodied gesture, novel interfaces, and improvisation.

My art explores how our psyches shape and are shaped by the tools we use, both consciously and subconsciously. How do we adjust our interpersonal relationships, our modes of perception, and even our bodies in order to communicate with and through the digital medium? How can the errors and failures of technologies expose the limits of its abilities – and our trust in its rendering of our intentions?

In my process, I investigate the human interface with technology, and especially the unreliable translations between the natural and artificial, the physical and digital, and the embodied and electronic. These themes manifest in multimedia installations and performances, often employing custom software and digital/physical hybrids to create sound, animation, and light in real-time generative systems.