Electronic musician Jlin will present a multimedia artist talk entitled, Equilibrium: Production vs. Performance vs. Rest. The conversation provides the audience with an intimate experience to learn about Jlin’s unique contributions and approaches to music production with albums such as Dark Energy (2015) and Black Origami (2017), as well as her collaborative projects including the score for Autobiography by Company Wayne McGregor, remixes for Björk, fashion soundtracks for designer Rick Owens, and most recently, a new AI-generated track Godmother with acclaimed composer Holly Herndon. The talk will be accompanied by music videos and live demonstrations, featuring tracks from current works in progress.
Hailing from Gary, Indiana, Jlin is one of today’s most original voices in electronic music. Her trailblazing sound is filled with lush, weightless yet powerful drum patterns. Jlin’s albums Dark Energy and Black Origami, described by Pitchfork as “an epic treatise on where rhythm comes from and where it can go”, saw her blaze to the top EOY lists around the world in 2015 and 2017, leading to commissioned projects taking her into the worlds of contemporary dance, classical music and art.
Meet the Makers is a program of artists talks and performative lectures based on a series that originated at The New York Public Library, which will take place select Thursdays at 7PM. Meet the Makers brings together today’s media makers, theorists, scholars, and artists to promote visual arts literacy and explore the ways we engage with emergent media and new technologies.
Image caption: Portrait of Jlin. Courtesy the artist.