CV


Garrett Laroy Johnson
Tempe, Arizona

media arts research-creation

ACADEMIC

EDUCATION

2015 – 20##

Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences // Critical Theory Certificate (ongoing)
Arizona State University

2012 – 2015

M.A. Musicology
Arizona State University
GPA 4.0/4.0

Master's Thesis: “Performing Embodiment: Investigating the Body in the Music of David Rosenboom”
advised by Dr. Sha Xin Wei

2011 – 2012

University of Leipzig, Musicology and German language

2007 – 2012

B.Mus. Music History and Literature // German minor
Ohio University
GPA 3.758/4.0

Bachelor's Thesis: "Nik Bärtsch's Module: A Musical Holarchy"
advised by Dr. Richard Wetzel

RESEARCH INTERESTS

speculative economies and money design, rhythmic ensemble entrainment and coordination, responsive media environments, installation and dance performance, speculative design, critical theory, process philosophy, critique of AI, posthumanism.

GRANTS and AWARDS

2018.11

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts | SLSA NSF 2018 Award

2018.11

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts | SLSA 2018 Travel Award

2018.10

Center for Philosophical Technologies | Travel Award

2018–2019

Arizona State University | DASH Scholars Award

2018–2019

Arizona State University | Graduate College Fellowship

2018.07

Arizona State University | GPSA individual travel award

2018.07

Arizona State University | GPSA group travel award

2018.03

Arthur Sackler Student Fellowship | Role Play symposium

2018

Arizona State University | Lab for Critical Technics Experimental Fellowship

2016.10

Arizona State University | GPSA Jumpstart research award

2014 – 2015

Arizona State University | Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism in Arts

2014.11

Arizona State University | HIDA student enrichment award

2014.10

Arizona State University | GPSA travel award

2014.09

Arizona State University | Music History departmental travel award

2014.03

Arizona State University | GPSA travel award

2014.02

Arizona State University | HIDA student enrichment award

2014.02

Arizona State University | Music History departmental travel award

2012 – 2014

Arizona State University | Fine Arts Talent Award

2011 – 2012

Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) | undergraduate scholarship

PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

2018

Paper: "Thermal Economies: Speculative Money Design with Distributed and Enactive Responsive Media Environments”

  • November 15 2018, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA Toronto CA

2018

2018

Paper: "Mutual Aid and the Staging of Continuous Economies of Cooperation”

  • June 15 2018, European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSAeu) Copenhagen DK
  • April 28 2018, "Why Do Animal Studies?" Conference, Chicago IL

2018

Creative Work Demo Presentation"Mutual Space"

  • March 12 2018, Role/Play Creativity and Collaboration Graduate Student Symposium, Arthur Sackler Colloquiem "Cybernetic Serendipity Revisited" National Academy of the Sciences, Washington DC

2018

Presentation and Workshop "Tactical Finance"

  • February 22 2018, 2nd Annual Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference "Posthuman Politics", Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2017

Presentation and Workshop "Coordination and the Asymmetry of Indifference: Experiments with Lanterns Responsive Media System"

  • November 12 2017, SLSA 2017, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2017

Performance: "Sentient, Lanterns"

  • June 28 2017, MOCO, Goldsmiths University, London UK

2017

Paper: “Towards a Post-Human Experience Through Choreography in the Responsive Media Environment”

  • June 23 2017, SLSAeu: Empathies, Universität Basel, Basel CH

2017

Paper: "Sentient: Responsive Media, Movement and Experiment towards a Posthuman Experience"

  • June 16 2017, Arts in Society: Gestures that Matter, American University in Paris, Paris FR

2017

Paper + Participatory Presesentation: "Sentient, Lanterns: Coordinations, Collisions, and Contusions"

  • March 24 2017, Post-Human Network Inaugural Graduate Student Conference, Arizona State University

2015

Paper: “Suturing Space: Tabletop Portals for Collaboration,” secondary author

  • August 2015, HCI international conference, Los Angeles

2015

Paper/Performance: “atmospheres for thought,” media choreography and performance

  • March 22nd, 2015, Balance/Unbalance @ ASU Tempe

2014

Workshop: “Problematizing Ensemble: Logistical and Compositional Considerations of Intermedia Laptop Performance” w/ LORKAS

2013 – 2014

Paper: “Deserts, Insects, and Oscillators: David Dunn’s Bioregional Music”

2013 – 2014

Paper: “Dramatizing Nietzsche and Wager: Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Dionysos”

LEADERSHIP ROLES and TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015 – present

Arizona State University | Arts, Media + Engineering Teaching Assistant

  • AME320: Integrated Motion Capture Systems
  • AME520: Understanding Activity
  • MDC294: Introduction to Digital Sound
  • AME130: Prototyping Dreams
  • AME294: Media Editing
  • AME112: Introduction to Computational Thinking

2016 – present

Founding Co-Director of PHuN (Post-Human Network)

2014 – 2016

Synthesis Center @ ASU | Synthesis Technological Assistant Senior

2014 – present

Arizona State University | Arts, Media + Engineering Research Assistant
Supervised by Dr. Sha Xin Wei

2015 – 2018

Director of AMESA (Arts, Media and Engineering Graduate Student Association)

2013 – 2015

Director of LORKAS (laptop orchestra of arizona state)

2013 - 2015

Student representative to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society

2013

Arizona State University | Graduate Writing Center Consultant

2012 – 2014

Arizona State University | School of Music Teaching Assistant

  • MHL341: Music History I
  • MHL342: Music History II
  • MUS362: Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
  • MUS 355: American Music

2012

Arizona State University | Online content module design "Aaron Copland: Forger of an American Sound"
for MUS365: American Music

2010 - 2011

Music theory tutor, Ohio University School of Music

PUBLISHED TRANSLATIONS

2012

“Modul: zu meinem musikalischen Konzept”/“Module: About My Musical Concept” (German/English) by Nik Baertsch, www.nikbaertsch.com

2012

“Zwei Fragen an Nik Baertsch”/”Reduction: Answers to Two Questions from Peter Niklas Wilson” (German/English) by Nik Baertsch, www.nikbaertsch.com

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS + SOCIETIES (joined)

2016

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

2015

FORM Arcosanti

2014

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

2013

Society for American Music

2011

Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Performance and Academic Honors Society

2011

Delta Phi Alpha, German Honors Society, Ohio University Chapter

2008

American Musicological Society

LANGUAGE

English (native), German (DSH3), Spanish, Latin

COMPUTING COMPETENCIES

Max/MSP/Jitter (Jamoma, odot, FTM), Js, Ableton Live, Processing, Pure Data, CHUCK, LaTeX, MadMapper, JackTrip, Sibelius, Finale, HTML, CSS



ART

INSTALLATIONS

Spring 2016 - Winter 2017

TOPO, interactive light and sculpture installation
w/ Matthew Briggs + Luke Kautz
Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art, InFlux Cycle 6 // Scottsdale Fashion Square, AZ

2015.05.30

celestial variations//:ii light and sound installation
w/ Matthew Briggs + Muharrem Yildirim
SSOO arts minifest // Flagstaff, AZ

2015.05.14, 15, 16

celestial variations//:i, light and sound installation
w/ Matthew Briggs + Muharrem Yildirim
ARTELPHX // Clarendon Hotel, Phoenix AZ

2014.07.01

Surveillence Trap for Covert Operations
w/ Matthew Briggs + Cooper Yoo
Commissioned by SMoCA educational space // Scottsdale, AZ

2014.05.05

aqua fons cantata interactive sound object
ASU Digital Culture gallery

2013.04.23

lo atamos con alambre eight-channel fixed-media sound installation
w/ courtney brown
ASU Microtonal Music Festival

DISCOGRAPHY

2016

BUBO tryptich
CD + digital download
performer

2016

BUBO/GULCH split
cassette + digital download
performer

2015

nodes EP, LORKAS
cassette + digital download
producer, composer of two tracks, ensemble performer

2013

wastelands EP, nymphaeum
digital download
composer, producer

PERFORMANCES


2016

2016.09.16

(be)tweencello + electronics
w/ Gina Jurek (choreography)
Bleepbloopalooza #1
// iStage, Matthews Center ASU Tempe

2016.07.15

(be)tweencello + electronics
w/ Gina Jurek (choreography)
NueBOX and Rhetorical Galleries: Sizzle Series
// phICA Shipping Containers on Roosevelt Row, PHX

2016.06.07

visible sketch v. 3fixed media captured from interactive media system
w/ Britta Joy Peterson (choreography)
Selection for National Gala Concert of the American College Dance Association
// Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.

2016.04.23

visible sketch v. 4 interactive electronics + electroacoustic fixed-media
w/ Britta Joy Peterson (choreography)
Composition commissioned by Western Wyoming Community College // Rock Springs, Wyoming

2016.04.23

tired hearts bleed darkness and kick light cello + electronics
w/ Britta Joy Peterson + Juan Coel Rodriguez (choreography)
Supported by [nueBOX] performance residency // Rock Springs, Wyoming

2016.03.23

w/ GULCH
Trunk Space // Phoenix, Arizona

2016.03.09

visible sketch v. 3 electroacoustic fixed-media
w/ Britta Joy Peterson (choreography)
Composition commissioned by Western Wyoming Community College
American College Dance Association, Northwest conference // University of Wyoming, Chayenne, WY

2016.03.04

w/ GULCH @ 6.1 Interference Series
Flagstaff Modern and Contemporary Gallery and Collective // Flagstaff, Arizona

2016.02.13

w/ gbjjck @ SEAMUS 2016
Eagle Creek Brewery // Statesboro, Georgia

2016.02.13

gari for laptop ensemble
performed by KNEE PLAY (Sam Ferris Morris, Justin West), Nate May
Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center // Cincinnati, Ohio

2016.01.23

w/ GULCH + LORKAS @ 3rd annual OME music marathon
Mesa Arts Center // Mesa, Arizona

2015.01.19

visible sketch v. 2 electroacoustic fixed-media
w/ Britta Joy Peterson (choreography)
Composition commissioned by Western Wyoming Community College
Western Wyoming Community College // Rock Springs, Wyoming

2016.01.16

gari for laptop ensemble @ NOBROW.sound_series
performed by KNEE PLAY (Sam Ferris Morris, Justin West), Mark Phillips, and Aaron Butler
Haffa's Records // Athens, Ohio

2016.01.02

w/ GULCH @ Soft Shoulder "No Draw" LP/CD release party
51 West // Tempe, Arizona

2016.01.02

w/ LORKAS @ FOX 10 Phoenix Weekend News
FOX 10 // Phoenix, Arizona


2015

2015.12.08

visible sketch v. 1 electroacoustic fixed-media

choreographed by Britta Joy Peterson
Western Wyoming Community College // Rock Springs, Wyoming

2015.11.14

w/ Guillermo Gomez Peña and la Pocha Nostra, Chris Ziegler
Club Palazzo // Phoenix, Arizona

2015.10.31

w/ Jacob Adler's Otoacoustic Emissions orchestra
St. Augustine's // Tempe, Arizona

2015.10.15

w/ GULCH @ OME Community Music series
Tempe Historical Museum // Tempe, Arizona

2015.10.09

w/ gbjjck
Trunk Space // Phoenix, Arizona

2015.06.04

w/ LORKAS @ Organic Poetry
Firehouse // Phoenix, Arizona

2015.05.30

w/ LORKAS @ SSOO arts minifestival
Firecreek // Phoenix, Arizona

2015.05.30

w/ Inky Lee (movement)+ Parker Davis (guitar) @ SSOO arts minifestival
Firecreek // Phoenix, Arizona

2015.05.07

w/ LORKAS + MASIO iPad Orchestra
iStage // Tempe, Arizona

2015.04.14

w/ LORKAS @ "LORKAS + friends" w/John Wiese
ASU Hayden Lawn // Tempe, Arizona

2015.02.28

w/ LORKAS @ Night of the Open Door
ASU, Tempe // Tempe, Arizona

2015.02.15

w/ LORKAS @ 2nd Annual OME music marathon
Trunk Space // Phoenix, Arizona

2015.02.13

w/ LORKAS @ X-FEST experimental music festival
Glendale Community college // Glendale, Arizona

2015.01.22

w/ LORKAS @ "Networked Musics" workshop w/ Tim Place finale
iStage // Tempe, Arizona


2014

2014.12.10

w/ LORKAS @ ASU DC Hybrid Ensembles Concert
Mesa Center for the Arts // Mesa, Arizona

2014.11.20

w/ LORKAS @ Southwest Electronic Music Festival
ASU West // Glendale, Arizona

2014.11.06

w/ LORKAS @ A2RU national conference
Iowa State University // Ames, Iowa

2014.06.13

w/ BUBO
Double Nickels Collective // Tempe, Arizona

2014.05.07

w/ LORKAS
ASU Digital Arts Ranch // Tempe, Arizona

2014.05.02

w/ LORKAS + Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble @ Minimalisms Festival
ASU School of Music Katzin Hall // Tempe, Arizona

2014.01.30

The Now Creature @ ASU School of Dance Emerging Artists Series: III
w/ Denise Stein (choreography)
interactive dance piece ASU FAC // Tempe, Arizona


2013

2013.12.06

w/ LORKAS @ ASU DC Hybrid Ensembles Concert
Mesa Arts Center // Mesa, Arizona

2013.12.05

w/ LORKAS @ Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert
ASU School of Music Katzin Hall // Tempe, Arizona

2013.10.15

moths
w/ Denise Stein (choreography)
ASU Margaret Gisolo Dance Studio // Tempe, Arizona


2012

2011-2012

section cellist, Leipziger Universitaets Orchester
performed in Germany, France, and Belgium


2011

2011

music director + orchestra conductor | Ohio Valley Summer Theater

June 2011

faculty performer | Mozart on the Green Festival, Athens, Ohio

2011.05.14

w/ Splank and the OU New Music Ensemble @ "LOUD NOISES / silent films"
The Athena Cinema // Athens, Ohio

2011.05.07

"Ecstacy through Asceticism: The Music of Nik Bärtsch"
OU School of Music Recital Hall // Athens, Ohio

2011.11.07

w. OU New Music Ensemble @ "Shadows"
OU Kennedy Museum of Art // Athens, Ohio

2011.04.09

w. NOBROW.collective
Arts/West // Athens, Ohio