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Ten Freedom Summers in Washington D.C.
Ten Freedom Summers in Washington D.C.

Jesse will create live visuals for Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers at the Atlas Theater in Washington D.C., October 25-26, 2013.

“Journeys” with Motoko Honda
"Journeys" with Motoko Honda

Jesse will perform with pianist Motoko Honda for OTO Salon’s “Journeys,” October 12, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Ten Freedom Summers in Austria, Chicago & Guelph
Ten Freedom Summers in Austria, Chicago & Guelph

Jesse will create live visuals for Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers at festivals in Saalfelden(Austria), Chicago, and Guelph(Ontario) on consecutive weekends, between August 24th – September 7th, 2013.

Ten Freedom Summers in NYC
Ten Freedom Summers in NYC

Jesse will create live visuals for the NYC premiere of Wadada Leo Smith‘s Ten Freedom Summers, performed by Smith’s Golden Quartet and the Pacific Coral Reef Ensemble at Roulette in Brooklyn, May 1-3, 2013.

Timur and the Dime Museum in NYC
Timur and the Dime Museum in NYC

Jesse will create live interactive visuals for Timur and the Dime Museum at HERE Arts Space in New York City as part of the Prototype Festival, January 10-12, 2013.

Furnace with Carole Kim
Furnace with Carole Kim

Jesse will be creating live visuals as part of Furnace, Carole Kim‘s performance-installation at Automata in Los Angeles, on November 16 – 18, 2012.

Ghosts of Manhattan
Ghosts of Manhattan

Jesse will create the interactive projection design for Organic Magnetics‘ live installation “Ghosts of Manhattan 1512-2012: An Interactive History” in Fort Tryon Park, New York City, August 3-12, 2012.

Ten Freedom Summers in São Paulo
Ten Freedom Summers in São Paulo

Jesse will create live visuals for the Brazil Premiere of Ten Freedom Summers, a suite of major works by Wadada Leo Smith performed by Smith’s Golden Quintet and the Pacifica Coral Reef Ensemble at Mostra SESC de Artes in São Paulo, July 27-29, 2012.

Ten Freedom Summers at FIMAV
Ten Freedom Summers at FIMAV

Jesse will create live visuals for Wadada Leo Smith‘s Golden Quintet in their performance of Ten Freedom Summers, at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Quebec, on May 19th, 2012.

LA Bloom with Motoko Honda
LA Bloom with Motoko Honda

Jesse will create live visuals for Motoko Honda‘s Sound Escape Project at the LA Bloom Flower Festival, at the JACCC Aratani/Japan America Theater on May 3rd, 2012.

Food Forward Spring Melt
Food Forward Spring Melt

Jesse will be creating an interactive video environment for Food Forward‘s 2nd annual Spring Melt fundraiser at Elysian on April 14th, 2012.

Videos from Sons d’Hiver
Videos from Sons d'Hiver

Jesse has posted new video captures of live visuals created for Wadada Leo Smith‘s Organic ensemble at the Sons d’Hiver Festival, February 2012.

Presentation at Universidade do Porto
Presentation at Universidade do Porto

Jesse will be presenting his work at the Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Belas Artes on Friday, February 24th at the invitation of Professor Maile Colbert.

Visuals for Organic @ Jazz em Agosto
Visuals for Organic @ Jazz em Agosto

As he prepares to travel to Paris to perform with Wadada Leo Smith‘s Organic at the Sons d’Hiver Festival, Jesse has posted eight new video captures of live projections for Organic’s recent concert at the Jazz em Agosto Festival in Lisbon in August, 2011.

Sons d’hiver with Wadada Leo Smith
Sons d'hiver with Wadada Leo Smith

Jesse will be creating live visuals for Wadada Leo Smith‘s Organic at the Centre Culturel Georges-Pompidou in Paris, as part of the Sons d’hiver Festival, Feburary 14, 2012.

Roulette NYC with Wadada Leo Smith
Roulette NYC with Wadada Leo Smith

Jesse will be performing live visuals as part of Roulette‘s two day celebration of Wadada Leo Smith‘s 70th birthday, in New York City on Friday, December 16th, 2011.

Tour of Japan
Tour of Japan

Jesse will be touring Japan with Motoko Honda from Nov 16th – Dec 4th, 2011.  They will be presenting their collaborative work in lectures at Chukyo University, Tokyo Zokei University and the University of Tokyo, and in performances with numerous Japanese artists.  Details of the tour below.

The Stone NYC
The Stone NYC

Jesse will be performing with Motoko Honda at The Stone in New York City on November 8th, 2011 as part of Jeff Gauthier’s CryptoNights series.

Ten Freedom Summers
Ten Freedom Summers

Jesse will create live visuals with Carole Kim for the World Premiere of Ten Freedom Summers, a suite of major works by Wadada Leo Smith performed by Smith’s Golden Quartet and Southwest Chamber Music at RedCat in Los Angeles, October 28-30, 2011.

SCAN at AxS Festival
SCAN at AxS Festival

Jesse will be performing live visuals in Carole Kim‘s SCAN project at the AxS Art & Science Festival 2011, October 6th & 7th at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Admission is free, reservations required.

SUPPORT: Artists Unite for Japan
SUPPORT: Artists Unite for Japan

Jesse will be performing with Motoko Honda at the opening reception of the SUPPORT: Artists Unite for Japan exhibition, Saturday September 17th at Royal/T in Culver City, presented by Art from the Ashes.

Videos from Montalvo
Videos from Montalvo

Some captures of live performances by Jesse with Motoko Honda during their residency at the Montalvo Arts Center, in preparation for a tour of Japan in November 2011.  All images created live using Jesse’s custom software, SpectralGL.

Montalvo Center for the Arts
Montalvo Center for the Arts

Jesse is happy to announce that he has been selected for the second time as Fellow in the Lucas Artists Residency Program at the Montalvo Arts Center.  He will be at Montalvo in August, 2011.

Tonalism
Tonalism

Jesse performed with Carole Kim at Dublab’s Tonalism event at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, July 23, 2011.

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