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Jon Bernson

Participates in 1 Session
Jon Bernson is a playwright, musician and interdisciplinary artist from San Francisco. He was a 2015 artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum and is currently in residence as a playwright at the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco. Bernson writes site-specific, interdisciplinary works that combine mediums in experimental ways. In 2015's Distant Future Symposium, he incorporated elements of the pseudo-documentary format into a live performance that included a fictional panel of speakers, live music and repurposed youtube footage. North by Inferno, his 2015 StoryWorks play about the Bakken oil fields debuted at the Edge Festival for New Works in North Dakota before moving to the Bay Area in November. Another site-specific work, PDX to OAK is an interactive play, written for six actors and fourteen passengers on an overnight train trip from Portland to Oakland.
 
As a musician, he has released more than twenty albums under multiple names, including Exray’s, whose music was featured in David Fincher’s Academy-Award winning film, The Social Network. He has toured the U.S. numerous times and scored more than a dozen plays and films, including his recent soundtracks for Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Alicia's Miracle by Octavio Solis. As an artist, recent works include 'Sound Affects,' a large-scale multimedia installation at the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles in 2014 and Beautification Machine, his collaboration with Andy Diaz Hope, which opened at Catherine Clark Gallery in 2014, was presented at Miami Project, collected by Andy and Deborah Rappaport and then donated to the Nevada Museum of Art, where it was exhibited for the first six months of 2016. 
 

Sessions in which Jon Bernson participates

Thursday 29 September, 2016

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