Jennifer Ligaya is a sound and performance composer born and raised in Chicago with an interdisciplinary background in visual art, vocal performance, dance, and theater. A graduate of the Interdisciplinary Art program at Columbia College Chicago, her work includes original sound and performance compositions and collaborations through a multitude of arts organizations including the Chicago Home Theater Festival, Honey Pot Performance, Links Hall, International Puppet Theater Festival, the Old Town School of Folk Music, Arts and Public Life, and the Performance Studies Department at Northwestern University. A High Concept Laboratories Sponsored Artist alum, her current compositions are constructed to elevate key questions and highlight critical conversations around race/cultural identity, indigeneity, decolonization, activism, and healing, through the weaving of traditional and contemporary sound, performance, and personal ancestral folk arts practices. Timothy Jones is a skilled musician who will be the collaborating artist working with Jennifer Ligaya in creating this new work supported by the SPARK Grant. He is a trained guitarist, composer, sound designer and agriculturalist out of the Chicago, IL metropolitan area. Over the past two decades Timothy has participated in countless projects and recordings with a large array of local artists in Chicago today. Most notable to date are the collection of albums of original compositions with his group Magic Carpet, including the Bassment Sessions and Live at the Promontory. Timothy continues to work in music composition and is a treasure for all who hear and benefit from his work.
Performance image from #theligayaprojects