overview

Jeff Morris creates experiences that engage audiences' minds with their surroundings. His performances, installations, lectures, and writings appear in international venues known for cutting- edge arts and deep questions in the arts. He has won awards for making art emerge from unusual situations: music tailored to architecture and cityscapes, performance art for the radio, and serious concert music for toy piano, robot, Sudoku puzzles, and paranormal electronic voice phenomena.



He has presented work in the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), Triennale Museum (Milan), D-22 (Beijing's avant-garde music scene), the International Symposium on Electronic Art (Vancouver, Canada), the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (Austin), and the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago.



His work has won awards in the Concours de Bourges (France), Viseu Rural (Portugal), Music in Architecture International Competition (Austin), the UnCaged Toy Piano Competition (NYC), and the Radio Killed the Video Star Competition (NYC). His CD albums are on the Ravello Recordings label (distributed internationally and online via Naxos).



Writings about his works and their aesthetics have been presented at the International Computer Music Conference, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Generative Art International Conference, and Computer Art Congress and are published by Leonardo Music Journal, Springer, and IGI Global. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies.

selected publications
Academic Articles4
  • Blair, E., & Morris, J (2018). In the Middle of the Room. Cream City Review. 42(1), 75-79.
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  • Casey, A., & Morris, J. M (2012). Fostering a Culture of Creative Interdisciplinary Innovation at Texas A&M University. International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT). 2(1), 10-23.
  • Morris, J. (2008). Embracing a Mediat[is]ed Modernity: An Approach to Exploring Humanity in Posthuman Music. Performance Paradigm. 4(Emergences: 21st-Century Performance),
  • Morris, J. M. (2008). Structure in the Dimension of Liveness and Mediation. Leonardo Music Journal. 18, 59-61.
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Chapters2
  • Morris, J. M (2015). Preparing Students to Engage the Arts in the 21st Century. Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts. 188-204. IGI Global.
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  • Morris, J. M. (2011). Humanness, Elevated Through its Disappearance. Metaplasticity in Virtual Worlds. 102-120. IGI Global.
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Conference Papers8
  • Morris, J (2018). The Persistence of Elusion: Hard and Soft Dances. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Computation Communication Aesthetics & X, Conference on Computation Communication Aesthetics & X. 241-244.
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  • Morris, J. (2015). Weblogmusic: A Performance Platform for Ensembles of Individually Time-Shifted Improvisers. Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art.
  • Morris, J (2014). Ferin Martino: A Small Piano Algorithm and Its Lessons on Creativity, Interaction, and Expression. Tenth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment. 40-44.
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  • Morris, J. (2013). Collaborating with Machines: Hybrid Performances Allow a Different Perspective on Generative Art. Proceedings of the XVI Generative Art International Conference, Generative Art International Conference. 114-125.
  • Morris, J. M (2009). Ontological Substance and Meaning in Live Electroacoustic Music. COMPUTER MUSIC MODELING AND RETRIEVAL. 5493, 216-226.
Repository Documents / Preprints1
  • Earhart, A., Ives, M., Burkart, P., Ezell, M., Harner, J., Ramasubramanian, S., ... Vedlitz, A. (2009). Texas Center for Digital Humanities and New Media.
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Principal Investigator1
Email
morris@tamu.edu
First Name
Jeffrey
Last Name
Morris
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Performance Studies; 4240 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4240
USA