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.
- D.M.A in Composition, University of North Texas - (Denton, Texas, United States) 2007
- M.M. in Composition, Florida State University - (Tallahassee, Florida, United States) 2000
- B.A. in Music, Florida State University - (Tallahassee, Florida, United States) 1998
- Blair, E., & Morris, J. (2018). In the Middle of the Room. Cream City Review. 42(1), 75-79.
- Casey, A., & Morris, J. M. (2012). Fostering a Culture of Creative Interdisciplinary Innovation at Texas A&M University. 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.
- Morris, J. M. (2015). Preparing students to engage the arts in the 21 st century. Analyzing Art, Culture, and Design in the Digital Age. (pp. 188-204). IGI Global.
- Morris, J. M. (2010). Humanness, elevated through its disappearance. Metaplasticity in Virtual Worlds: Aesthetics and Semantic Concepts. (pp. 102-120). IGI Global.
- Morris, J. (2018). The Persistence of Elusion: Hard and Soft Dances. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Computation Communication Aesthetics & X. 241-244.
- Morris, J. (2015). Weblogmusic: A Performance Platform for Ensembles of Individually Time-Shifted Improvisers. Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art.
- Morris, J. (2014). Ferin Martino: A Small Piano Algorithm and Its Lessons on Creativity, Interaction, and Expression. 40-44.
- Morris, J. (2013). Collaborating with Machines: Hybrid Performances Allow a Different Perspective on Generative Art. 114-125.
- Morris, J. M. (2009). Ontological Substance and Meaning in Live Electroacoustic Music. ADVANCES IN NEURAL NETWORKS - ISNN 2014. 5493, 216-226.
- Viseu Rural 2.0 - Sonic Explorations of a Rural Archive conferred by Binaural - Associacao Cultural de Nodar - (Portugal) - Second Prize 2016
- International Composition Contest for Acoustic Instrument and electroacoustic device Sampo conferred by Musinfo Association - (Bourges, France) - Second Prize 2016
- The American Prize in CompositionÃ¢â‚¬â€Chamber Music conferred by Hat City Music Theater, Inc. - (Danbury, Connecticut, United States) - Semi-Finalist 2015