Born in 1978 in Boston, Jesse Stiles is a new media artist, composer/musician and designer of electronic instruments. Through the adaptive misuse of emerging digital technologies, Mr. Stiles creates works that are entertaining, disorienting, immersive and transformative. His performances and generative installation work engage with and deconstruct a number of populist formats including electronic music, cinema and the “light show”—pushing these mediums into realms both sublime and subliminal.
Mr. Stiles has exhibited and performed at nationally and internationally recognized institutions including Carnegie Hall, Ars Electronica, Lincoln Center, Eyebeam, the Park Avenue Armory and the American Land Museum. His first solo gallery show, “Automatic Speleology,” was at The Warehouse Gallery in Syracuse in 2010.
In 2010, Mr. Stiles was hired as the Music Supervisor for the the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Working with the company during its precedent-setting “Legacy Tour,” he produced and performed in concerts featuring the works of many leading figures of the 20th and 21st centuries, including John Cage, David Tudor, Brian Eno, Radiohead, Sigur RÓs and John Paul Jones. Mr. Stiles’ compositions were featured in many of the company’s site-specific “Event” performances.
Mr. Stiles resides in Baltimore. For more information, please visit www.jts3k.com.