Jon Bellona is an intermedia artist/composer who specializes in digital technologies.

Jon’s work explores the enactive body and physical embodiment in music, especially live performance of digital musical instruments. His work’s consideration of site-specific sound and choreographic composition widen Jon’s research into broader themes of data-driven music and sound-art installations. Jon is a co-director of Harmonic Laboratory, an interdisciplinary arts collective focused on art and technology collaborations.

Jon’s music and intermedia work have been shown internationally including Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS); Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS); International Computer Music Conference (ICMC); Interactive Media Arts Conference (IMAC); Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO); with special performances at the Casa da Musica (Porto, Portugal) and CCRMA (Palo Alto, CA). Jon received his M.Mus. in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon, audio engineering degree from the Conservatory for Recording Arts & Sciences, and B.A. from Hamilton College. Jon is completing his Ph.D. in Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) at the University of Virginia.



EVENTS/PERFORMANCES

Lecture: Data Driven Music , Duke Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA 2016.10.06
Breeze (by Olga Oseth), Digitalis, Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2016.05.03
Torch, (sub)Urban Projections, Hult Center, Eugene, OR 2016.04.21
Aqua•litative, Exhibition, Elmaleh Gallery, Charlottesville, OR 2016.04.18 – 2016.05.02
Zero Crossing [Harmonic Laboratory], Portland Art Museum 2016.04.18
#Carbonfeed, What is Media?, White Box Gallery 2016.04.16 – 2016.05.16
Ceiling Floats Away, INTERsections Festival, Sprenger Theatre, Washington, D.C. 2016.02.28
String Quartet no. 1, JACK String Quartet, Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2016.01.29
Surfaces, Null Set Ensemble, Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, VA 2016.01.11
Kazoozak, Technosonics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2015.10.18
Surfaces, New Music Ensemble, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2015.10.07
Hope Is The Thing + Words and Music, Tom Tom Festival, 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 2015.04.18
CDM, (sub)Urban Projections, Hult Center, Eugene, OR 2015.04.02-03
#Carbonfeed and Youngman/Overholt, SEAMUS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2015.03.27
Piling Stones, Loadbang Ensemble concert, Charlottesville, VA 2015.03.20
B-Boy Jukebox, Percussion Concert (Meehan-Perkins duo), Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2015.02.20
#Ferguson, Percussion Concert (I-Jen Feng), Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2015.02.20
Solo showcase, Eyewash, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 2015.02.10
(bass, flute), DEN, Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville, VA 2014.12.06
#Carbonfeed, Zerospace, OpenGrounds, UVa, VA 2014.12.01
Sonification of San Giovanni, Performance Arts & Technology concert, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2014.11.22
Smooch, Technosonics, OpenGrounds, UVa, VA 2014.11.08
Surfaces, New Music Ensemble, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA 2014.11.01
#Carbonfeed, Music Library, University of Virginia 2014.08.29
VA Run for the Fallen , Virginia Beach - Arlington Cemetery, VA 2014.05.01
Music For Film (w/Ryan Maguire), Screensavers, The Bridge API, Charlottesville, VA 2014.04.26
TriAngulation, Digitalis, Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2014.04.21
Sonification of San Giovanni, UVa Composer's Showcase, University of Mary Washington, VA 2014.04.16
eMersion demo, SEAMUS, Wesleyan University, CT 2014.03.28
Youngman/Overholt, Seung-Hye Kim Piano Recital, Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2014.03.24
Technician, CCRMA TeleConcert, VCCM, Charlottesville, VA 2014.03.15
Casting, CAT, Conn. College, New London, CT 2014.02.27
Sweetly [Ekmeles], Ekmeles Recital, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2014.02.21
Sonification of San Giovanni, N_SEME, Georgia Southern University, GA 2014.02.21
AUU, smooch, & Before I Die, Visiting Artist Concert, CCRMA Stage, Stanford University, CA 2014.02.01
Floor Particles [Harmonic Laboratory], (sub)Urban Projections, Hult Center, Eugene, OR 2014.01.31
Sonification of San Giovanni, VAST in Venice, Querini Stampalia, Venice, ITALY 2013.12.10
Sonification of San Giovanni, Vidau, Spaziomusica Ricerca, Cagliari, ITALY 2013.12.04
Sonification of San Giovanni, VAST, OpenGrounds, UVa, VA 2013.11.04
Casting, Harmonic Laboratory , Hult Center, Eugene, OR 2013.05.31
AUU, Harmonic Laboratory , Hult Center, Eugene, OR 2013.05.31
Zero Crossing, Harmonic Laboratory , Hult Center, Eugene, OR 2013.05.31
Play Sequence!, c_LEns, Columbia College, Chicago, IL 2013.05.17
Human Chimes, ADGSA, University of Alberta, Alberta, CANADA 2013.05.12
Kinect-Via-, SEAMUS, McNally Smith College, St. Paul, MN 2013.04.19
Casting, FMO, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2013.03.02
A Very Old Man, Video for dance, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 2013.01.19
Graffiti, (sub)Urban Projections, Eugene, OR 2012.11.14
Running Expressions, Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS), St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN 2012.09.15
Running Expressions, LIPAM, Leeds University, Leeds, United Kingdom 2012.09.07
Kinect-Via- Interface Series, LIPAM, Leeds University, Leeds, United Kingdom 2012.09.07
Sound Pong, SLEO, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 2012.04.15
AUU, SEAMUS, Lawrence University, WI 2012.02.10
Graffiti, commissioned by (sub)Urban Projections, Eugene, OR 2011.11.16
Human Chimes, (sub)Urban Projections, Eugene, OR 2011.11.09
AUU, Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS), Casa da Musica, Porto, PORTUGAL 2011.09.17
Sonic Dog Tags, Re-New Digital Arts Festival, Copenhagen, DENMARK 2011.05.17
Running Expressions, FMO with Elanie Lillios, Eugene, OR 2011.04.30
Running Expressions, Master's Thesis Recital, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2011.04.17
Goddess Re:Membered, Fringe Festival, Eugene, OR 2011.04.01
Play Sequence!, Flash!, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2011.03.07
The Beat, FMO, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2011.02.26
Interactive Mirror, Flash!, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2011.02.10
[Coded] In Passing, AV Concert, Beall Hall, Eugene, OR 2010.12.10
Sonic Dog Tags, FMO with John Chowning, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2010.11.20
Boxed!, Washburn Gallery, Eugene, OR 2010.05.20
UnResolved Peace, Collaborative Flute Music Series, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2010.05.03
Vietnam War Memorial, FMO, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2010.05.01
Patch It In!, The Foundry, Eugene, OR 2010.04.17
AUU, FMO, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2010.02.27

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Confidant(e) Live Album, Student Art Fund, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2014.01.08
Art & Environmental Action Scholarship ($10,000), OpenGrounds & Jefferson Trust, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2013.12.05
Graffiti, commissioned by (sub)Urban Projections, Eugene, OR 2011.11.16
CCS Hall of Distinction, Clinton, NY 2011.11.13
3rd place, The Snow, (sub) Urban Projections, Digital Arts Festival, Eugene, OR 2011.11.10
College Key, Run For The Fallen, Hamilton College 2009.05.13
Key to the City, Run For The Fallen, Pinckneyville, IL, 2008.07.27
Excellence Coin, Run for the Fallen, Fort Irwin (General Pittard - Army) 2008.06.14

PUBLICATIONS

Empirically Informed Sound Synthesis Application for Enhancing the Perception of Expressive Robotic Movement, Jon Bellona, Luke Dahl, Amy LaViers, Lin Bai. International Conference of Auditory Display 2017.06.23
Control Signals at Audio Rate, Insights, Kyma's Online Magazine 2016.12.03
Reading CSV Files in Kyma, Part 2, Insights, Kyma's Online Magazine 2016.04.27
Reading CSV Files in Kyma, Insights, Kyma's Online Magazine 2016.01.14
Kinect-Via: Max/MSP Performance Interface Series for Kinect’s User Tracking via OSC, In Proc. of LIPAM: Live Interfaces: Performance, Art, Music (Leeds University, Leeds, UK) 2012.09.13
Sound Pong: An Interactive Exploration of Sound Space, In Proc. of SLEO: Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA) 2012.02.13
Sonic Dog Tags: Expressive Algorithmic Composition from Parsed Department of Defense Casualty Notices, In Proc. of IMAC: Interactive Media Arts Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark) 2011.04.10
O, First place winner, Hamilton Alumni writing contest 2007.07.13

PRESS

#Carbonfeed, Bowdoin College, New Brunswick, ME 2015.04.23
CDM [Harmonic Laboratory], (sub)Urban Projections, Hult Center, Eugene, OR 2015.04.02
Eyewash Festival: Jon Bellona, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 2015.02.10
#Carbonfeed, Sustainability at University of Virginia 2014.08.29
#Carbonfeed, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2014.08.29
Balls Out, Eugene Weekly, Eugene, OR 2014.05.08
New 2014 Arts Fellows!, UVa Student Council Announcement 2014.01.01
Four Corners, Daily Emerald, Eugene, OR 2013.05.30
Four Corners, Eugene Weekly, Eugene, OR 2013.05.23
Art Shorts, Eugene Weekly, Eugene, OR 2011.11.10