North Central College - Naperville, IL

Dr. Jonathon Kirk

Jonathon Kirk is a composer, teacher, and sound artist active in many areas of new music, improvisation, electronic and computer music, and installation art. As assistant professor of music at North Central College, he teaches courses in music composition, music theory and analysis, and electronic and computer music. He has received both American and international grants and commissions for both his acoustic and multimedia work. His work has recently been presented at the Tate Modern in London, the London and Melbourne International Animation Festivals, the Weisman Museum of Art in Minneapolis, the Los Angeles Short Film Festival, Musica Viva in Lisbon, the Courtisane Festival in Brussels, Spark Festival, the Boston Cyberarts Festival, and the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. In late 2009 he was an artist-in-residence at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, and in 2000-2001 he was a composer-in-residence at the Logos Foundation in Gent, Belgium. He has previously taught at Northwestern University and Eastern Illinois University. He received a B.A. from Augustana College, M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, M.A. from Brown University, and the Doctor of Music from Northwestern University.