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"Artists from Myriad Disiples to Produce Sound Elements for Cross-Genre Projects"
2001-07-01 until 2001-12-31
Jack Straw Foundation and New Media Gallery
USA United States of America
18 innovative artists from all artistic
disciplines have been selected to participate in Jack
Straw Productions Artist Support and Artist
Assistance Programs 2001.
Artist Support Program artists are: Obo Addy, Greg
Filastine , Greg Loughridge, Cynthia Mullis , John
Osebold, David Crellin (Armitage Shanks), Maureen
Whiting, Richard Gibbons. Artist Assistance Program
artists are: Ron Averill, Nate Brown, Dawn Clement,
Pamela Moore Dionne, Foundation Ki, Brian Lawlor,
Sasa Mlakar, Jeffrey Moidel, Olga Sanchez, William
Smith, Taneko, Jon Tulchin, Rik Wright, and Billy
This year's exciting projects include a recording of
African drumming accompanied by a string quartet; a
digital soundtrack to revitalize and augment a theatre
piece; a CD of original music to accompany performers
in a one ring circus; the soundscape for a
collaboration between a choreographer and video
artist; and a CD narrative of an artistís
grandfather's childhood on the Illinois frontier.
The Artist Support Program is now in its eighth year
of supporting local artists working creatively with
sound. Artists of every genre and style have been
represented, including writers, choreographers,
multidisciplinary artists, theater sound designers,
radio producers, filmmakers, visual artists, and
musicians and composers. Eight selected artists are
awarded studio residencies with a Jack Straw engineer.
An additional ten artists receive matching awards for
studio time as part of our Artist Assistance Program.
Artists are given opportunities to present their work
at public events like Meet the Artist Night, during
school/education residencies, and in the New Media
Gallery. Their work will also be included in our
radio features, on CDs and on our website.
Special thanks to the King County Arts Commission, the
Seattle Arts Commission, the Washington State Arts
Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts,
PONCHO, Corporate Council for the Arts, the Allen
Foundation for the Arts, and individual contributors
for their support.
Jack Straw Productions (JSP) is the Northwest's only
non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center.
Dedicated to the creation, production and presentation
of all forms of audio art, JSP produces high quality,
innovative audio presentations; commissions
independent artists of all disciplines to create sound
and audio productions; implements arts and technology
education programs for all ages; collaborates with
arts and heritage organizations to integrate sound and
music into their programs; and presents audio
productions through events, exhibits, radio, film and
the internet. JSP also sponsors annual artist
residencies through its Artist Support and Writers
Programs. In addition to commissioning and presenting
new work, these residencies include outreach programs,
concerts and a variety of media products. JSP has
since provided over 400 artists with 20 hours of
studio time and a professional recording engineer to
produce new audio works.