jessbiopicJess Rowland is a sound artist, musician and composer. Much of her work explores the relationship between technologies, popular culture and other absurdities, investigating “the weirdness of reality and how we all deal with it”. In addition to an active art practice, she is currently adjunct faculty at The School of Visual Arts in New York teaching Sound Art. She presents her work internationally, and received her MFA from the University of California Berkeley, under the mentorship of Adrian Freed,  Director of Audio Research. Her work continually aims to reconcile the world of art and the world of science: She is affiliated with lab of David Poeppel, Neuroscience Director of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, studying Jess RowlandMusic and Speech perception, and she has published her own research in perceptual neurosciences and in music technologies. This includes a paper in the Leonardo Journal of Music focusing on her development and research into flexible, embedded audio technology for composition and art practice. Recent installations and performances include the 2015 NY Electronic Arts Festival, Berkeley Art Museum, Luggage Store Gallery, and currently she is working on the release of a unique video collection presented at Harvestworks, Spectrum NYC, The Banff Center, and elsewhere, exploring the misappropriation of corporate computerized technologies. This upcoming release will appear under her label representation, the communal experimental label for San Francisco Bay Area artists, Edgetone Records