Dynamic Duo Bianca Janine Pettis (Beatrix) & Jacob Aaron Roske (JAR) collaborate on Video Projects, Sound Art Lectures, Circuit Bending Workshops, Live Performances, Albums, DJ Sets, Sound & Set Design for Theatre & Film, Sound Art Residencies & Classes, Audio Playgrounds, Fabric Birds & Cats, Curated Sound Art Performances and Events, Public Art, Screen Prints, Murals, Art Installations and more…
“The roots of the circuit-bending Minneapolis electronics duo's style stretch far back, from 1950s musique concrete to Kraftwerk's "Numbers," from Negativland and MC 900 Foot Jesus to today's mash-up artists, such as Girl Talk. What sets Beatrix*JAR apart from these various media manipulators is its particular method of music generation -- Roske and girlfriend Bianca Pettis rely for their sound sources on rearranging the innards of electronic devices. Onstage, their setup fits entirely on a small table: an AM radio, a flash camera, four Speak and Spells (or Reads or Maths), a Casio keyboard, a Yamaha drumbox, and a Denon CDJ, scratched by Pettis (a.k.a Beatrix).”
Did You Miss Me
Mr. Patches the Cat
People Come On
And Me and Me and Me
Sunday Sunset West
We Play Knobs
Action Art Star
Thank You Jesus
Colour Sound Experiment
Lazer Beak Trix Jar
Your Superhero Power
Waking Up Next To You
Electronic Birds Softly
Open Lava Entropy
Afternoon Wedding Vow
I LOVE YOU TALK BIRD
Paint By Numbers
Sea of Sleeves
Ready to Rock
Easy Monday Office
Bianca and Jacob create a variety of visual art works both alone and together. They enjoy influencing each other and create + sell work in the same space.
Bianca creates fabric birds and screen prints crowd portraits based on her experiences of being a performer. She also creates colorful large scale paintings.
Jacob creates fabric birds and makes screen prints on wood, vinyl and found materials. His content is inspired by audio reproduction and human reproduction.
Beatrix*Jar offer a wide range of Public Programming from Audio Playgrounds, working as Artists in Residence, Mural & Set Design, Sound Design and of course one of a kind Art Pets.
You + Vintage Electronic Instruments = Magical Musical Outcomes!
Beatrix*Jar Audio Playgrounds are a one of a kind audio experience. Inspired by their years of leading hands-on circuit bending workshops, the duo invites you to paint with sound by experimenting and exploring sonic conversations with vintage electronic instruments. People of all musical skill levels are invited to experiment with sound minus the pressure of a formal musical outcome.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Beatrix*Jar loves collaborating on creative programming as Artists in Residence. We can create Sound Arts programming for as short as a day or as long as a month. Some of our previous work includes Sound Art Workshops, Audio Playgrounds, Audio Recording and Circuit Bending Workshops.
MURALS & SET DESIGN
Beatrix*Jar love to bring to life colorful, whimsical, playful visual art projects. The duo creates one of a kind sets for the stage and film and also collaborates on Community Mural Projects.
Bianca and Jacob have collaborated for over 16 years on music making. They enjoy creating sound design for performance, video and stage.
When not making sound art - Beatrix*Jar create one of a kind fabric birds and cats they call Art Pets. Jacob makes the cats and Bianca makes the birds. No two pets are a like - and the duo creates custom orders.