Marielle V. Jakobsons

Sound artist and violinist Marielle V. Jakobsons creates electro-acoustic compositions of evocative, pulsing drones. Based in Oakland, California she received her MFA in Electronic Music from MIlls College. Prior to Mills, Marielle studied at Centre Creation Musical Iannis Xenakis in Paris. She has published recordings on Digitalis, Mexican Summer, Root Strata, Students of Decay, and Important Records, among others; and has toured across the Americas & Europe. A classically-trained musician and a sound designer by trade, she collaborates extensively in the experimental arts. Together with Gregg Kowalsky, she formed the band Date Palms and with Agnes Szelag the project Myrmyr. From 2007-2011, she performed under the moniker darwinsbitch and released her first solo album Ore on Digitalis. Among other distinctions she has received the Elizabeth Mills Crawford Award in Composition, NEXMAPs Sounding Out California Composers Award, and the American Composers Forum Subito Grant.

Jakobsons performed at the Fifteenth Annual Activating the Medium Festival in 2012.