Jon Bellona is a sound artist who specializes in digital technologies. His music and media explore the environment, data-body interactivity, and digital musical instruments. Jon is a co-director of Harmonic Laboratory, an interdisciplinary arts collective focused on art and technology collaborations.
Jon’s work has been shown in concerts, festivals, and galleries across North America and Europe, including Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS); New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME); Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS); International Computer Music Conference (ICMC); with special performances at the Casa da Musica (Porto, Portugal) and CCRMA (Palo Alto, CA).
Jon has received awards through the Mozilla Community Gigabit Fund, the Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Grant, the National Science Foundation, the Jefferson Trust, the Oregon Arts Commission, the University of Oregon Center for Environmental Futures, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Jon has served as a University of Virginia Presidential Fellow in Data Science, an Environmental Resilience and Sustainability Fellow, and an Art & Environmental Action Scholar. Jon studied composition with Samuel F. Pellman, Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey, Jeffrey Stolet, and Judith Shatin.
PhD 2018, Music, University of Virginia
MA 2015, Music, University of Virginia
MMus 2011, University of Oregon
Professional Degree, 2006, Audio Engineering, Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences