Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Bonnie Jones

Collaborative Humanities Fellow, Music
Last updated July 1, 2022


Bonnie Jones is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Music, focusing on composition. She is an improvising musician, poet, and educator working with electronic sound, spatial audio technologies, archives, and text. Her work explores noise, sonic identity, listening, and sound as knowledge. Her current project explores the archival materials of transnational Korean adoptees and is informed by feminist, queer, and postcolonial theory, and the Black radical tradition. She holds an MFA from Bard College and has presented her work in the U.S. and abroad at venues such as National Sawdust, New York City; REDCAT, Los Angeles; ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn; Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; and HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Berlin, Germany. She has released albums with Erstwhile, Northern Spy, Olof Bright, and Another Timbre. In 2010, along with Suzanne Thorpe she co-founded TECHNE, an organization that develops anti-racist, feminist workshops that center technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. She was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award and was awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2004.