Yvette Janine Jackson
“Any smart Hollywood producer would immediately snap up Jackson to provide film soundtracks, but her work requires no visual explanation.” – The Guardian
Yvette Janine Jackson is a composer and installation artist who brings attention to historical events and social issues through her radio operas and narrative soundscape compositions. Her album Freedom (2021) debuted as Contemporary Album of the Month in The Guardian. She is currently scoring Barclay DeVeau’s The Cassandra Project film trilogy, and recent projects include T-Minus for the International Contemporary Ensemble; Extant, an interactive composition for bass clarinet, cello, and game engine at ZKM Center for Art and Media; Hello, Tomorrow! for orchestra and electronics co-commissioned by American Composers Orchestra and Carnegie Hall; sound and light composition RETURN for James Turrell; “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace at Rice University; and her Radio Opera Workshop intermedia ensemble. Yvette’s permanent installations Underground (Codes) and Destination Freedom can be experienced at Wave Farm in Acra, New York, and the International African American Museum in Charleston, respectively.