Jonathon Kirk is a composer and sound artist based in Chicago. He has been in residence at the Logos Foundation in Gent Belgium (2000-2001), Petrified Forest National Park (2010), and his works have been performed throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His multimedia work has recently been presented at the Tate Modern in London, the London and Melbourne International Animation Festivals, Spark Festival, Festival Internazionale di Musica Elettroacustica del Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome, the Los Angeles Short film festival, the Courtisane Festival in Brussels, the Boston Cyberarts Festival, Listening in the Sound Kitchen at Princeton University, Visual Music Marathon, the European Capital of Culture in Brugge, Soundtrack_Cologne festival, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnoligie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, Festival Musica Viva in Portugal, the Itaú Cultural in Sao Paulo, and the Centro Cultural de España in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Along with composer Lee Weisert, he is a member of the Portable Acoustic Modification Laboratory (PAML), a collaborative sound installation team. PAML has been invited to present their sound installation work at festivals and venues across the country, and their research on technology has been presented at the International Conference for New Interfaces for Music Expression (NIME, 2009 & 2011), the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC, 2010, 2015 & 2016) and the TedX conference at UNC, Chapel Hill.
His music is published on Innova Records, Albany Records, Ears & Eyes Records and Medusa Critical Publications. He is currently a member (with Randall Hall) of Pendulum and composer-in-residence with the chamber music ensemble Picosa, and has collaborated on several projects with Belgium-based composer Thomas Smetryns, which included a sound mapping of the Voeren in the Belgian province of Limburg. Jonathon is currently an associate professor of music composition and theory at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He completed his studies at Augustana, Eastman School of Music, Brown University and Northwestern University. He lives with his wife, Joann Cho, and three children, Elaeth, Matthias, and Sara.