BEATRIX*JAR

Uber-creative husband-wife duo, Bianca Pettis (Beatrix) and Jacob Aaron Roske (JAR), make beautiful music together--and that's not just a figure of speech." - Kate Iverson, the651.com

 
Wexner Art Center, 2008

Wexner Art Center, 2008

CIRCUIT BENDING WORKSHOPS

Hands-On Circuit Bending experiences go against the grain. Participants take apart battery- powered children’s toys, drum machines and keyboards, manipulate the circuit board and unleash sounds the manufacturer never intended. A direct result of experimentation and play, circuit bending requires very little technical know-how to get started - giving everyone the opportunity to experience making electronic music, young or old!

Wexner Art Center, 2008

Wexner Art Center, 2008

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Celebrate a night of new sound that will change your idea of music forever! (Sarah Carter, The Buchtelite – Akron)

“The Speak & Spells talk, sing, and laugh (a noise that is somehow more harrowing than amusing), and the beats resemble a stripped-down Daft Punk as Beatrix (Bianca Pettis) and JAR (Jacob Aaron Roske) push buttons, twist wires, play with your emotions, and generally seem like the embodiment of a hipster glee club as they implore the audience to dance, cheer them on, and trade coy glances at each other on their way to another victory.” – (Pat O'Brien, City Pages - Minneapolis, MN)

Akron Art Center, 2009

Akron Art Center, 2009

AUDIO PLAYGROUNDS

In the spirit of John Cage's 33 1/3 interactive exhibition, Beatrix*Jar creates an experimental environment that invites audiences to activate the bands musical instruments to create a one of a kind performance.

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