Jakob Heinemann

Born 1995 in Madison, Wisconsin, I am a multidisciplinary American-Jewish artist, working in the areas of sound art, free improvisation, avant garde composition, photography and acoustic ecology. Much of my work centers on sonic communion as a means of cultural exchange and solidarity, using sound to understand the community and environments we inhabit as well as our relationships therein. As a double bass player, I frequently perform freely improvised music, and count myself as a member of the rich and varied community of creative musicians in Chicago, Illinois. As a composer and sound artist, I utilize field recordings, spectral analysis, and traditional scoring to sonify my local community, seeking to document and understand a sense of place in a radically changing environment.