Isaac Aaron Jones is a composer, producer and multimedia artist born in Wheeling, WV. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY as an audio/video engineer for live productions and enjoys collaborating with other artists as a sound designer, foley artist, and studio recording engineer. Isaac composes music that focuses on the contamination of familiar sound. His electronic works integrate heavily-processed samples, field recordings, and synthesized sounds into saturated surges that often blur the line between recognizable and abstract. His acoustic compositions aim to create an oblique sense of nostalgia by tampering with mismatched genres and wandering tonal harmonies.
Isaac works at New York City venues including the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, the Juilliard School, Columbia University's Miller Theatre, Roulette Intermedium, and the New York Public Library. He has helped to support the music of artists such as Steve Reich, Lionel Loueke, John Luther Adams, Steven Schick and the Miguel Zenón Quartet. Isaac received a B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in May of 2013, with a major in Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) and a minor in Music Composition. He completed private study with professors Thomas Handman Lopez, Peter Swendsen, Lewis Nielson, Per Bloland and Daniel Tacke.
In addition to his pursuit of music production, Isaac has a background in theatrical performance. He took courses in acting theory at Oberlin and performed in numerous student-directed plays. As a freshman, he joined a student-run long-form improv comedy group called The Sunshine Scouts, and proceeded to direct the group in his senior year. Isaac aims to manifest his interest in both music and experimental theater by incorporating elaborate sound design, video projection, musical performance and comedic elements into live multimedia events.