Yvette Janine Jackson

Portrait of Yvette Janine Jackson

Yvette Janine Jackson is a composer and installation artist who brings attention to historical events and social issues through her radio operas. She developed a tactile approach to composition as a student at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center during its transition into the Computer Music Center. She established the Radio Opera Workshop, an adaptable ensemble, to experiment with sound and narrative performance. Yvette’s work has been featured at Fylkingen, Fridman Gallery, Borealis Festival, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and in residence at Stockholm Elektronmusikstudion (EMS). She has presented on soundscape and memory at the Goethe-Institut Boston. Her album »Freedom« debuted as Contemporary Album of the Month in the January 2021 issue of The Guardian. Yvette is an assistant professor in Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry in the Department of Music and teaches for the Theater, Dance & Media program at Harvard University.