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BEATRIX*JAR

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…

 
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AUDIO RELEASES

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).”

- Manny Theiner, Pittsburgh City Paper - 2008


HOT*MESS

2019

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TRACK LIST:

  1. Did You Miss Me

  2. Eye Spy

  3. Mr. Patches the Cat

  4. Fortuna Mountain

  5. Modern Army

  6. People Come On

  7. Play!

  8. And Me and Me and Me

  9. Sunday Sunset West

  10. You Sew

  11. We Play Knobs

  12. Vision Board

  13. Audio Playground

ART STAR

2010

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TRACK LIST:

  1. Action Art Star

  2. Surface Noise

  3. Thank You Jesus

  4. Mono%Momo

  5. Colour Sound Experiment

  6. Sound Is

  7. Pusher Oval

  8. Queen Beatrixx

  9. Lazer Beak Trix Jar

  10. Your Superhero Power

  11. Cage*J

  12. Waking Up Next To You

  13. Electronic Birds Softly

  14. Organ Jane

GOLDEN FUZZ

2008

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TRACK LIST:

  1. Open Lava Entropy

  2. Arthur Golden

  3. Sunshine Western

  4. Golden Fuzz

  5. Afternoon Wedding Vow

  6. 123 Beatrix*Jar

  7. Abbreviated Layover

  8. Fuzzy Frequency

I LOVE YOU TALK BIRD

2006

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TRACK LIST:

  1. Paint By Numbers

  2. Spy Eye

  3. Verse

  4. Meany

  5. P.T.R.

  6. French Binaural

  7. Atlas

  8. Sunday Ditchers

  9. Sea of Sleeves

  10. Ready to Rock

  11. Oral Fixation

  12. Easy Monday Office

  13. Talk Bird

BEATRIX*JAR ALBUMS ARE AVAILABLE on Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music.

 
 
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VISUAL ART

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.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

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.

 
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AUDIO PLAYGROUNDS

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.

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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.


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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.


SOUND DESIGN

Bianca and Jacob have collaborated for over 16 years on music making. They enjoy creating sound design for performance, video and stage.


ART PETS

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.

 
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