John Lane

percussionist | composer



Episode 44: Jessie Marino

Jessie Marino is a composer, performer, and media artist. Her work pays attention to the virtuosity of common activities, explores ritualistic absurdity and delights in the archeology of recent media. In her compositions, she rigorously scores out sound, physical movements, indicates lighting/staging and works with highly organized time structures in a variety of musical and theatrical formats. 

She is co-founder and director of the experimental performance collective, On Structure; and co-artistic director, composer, and cellist for the New York-based Ensemble Pamplemousse

We chatted a lot about how vital community and friendship is to her work, how it informs the kind of work she makes. Jessie also has a great perspective on the intersection of music and socio-political ideals. 

Make sure and check out the video of Rot Blau by On Structure, which we talked about in some detail. Here's version with the score:

The following is a work-in-progress: a fully staged multimedia performance created, designed and performed by On Structure:

Finally, here is the newest album/video from Ensemble Pamplemousse:

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