Nathanael L Jones
vocals/keyboard: Nathanael Lee Jones additional vocals: Emily Kay Wardell *a collaboration with Eve Kalugin, Sherae Rimpsey
recorded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago engineered/mixed by Mark Booth additional engineering by Nathanael Lee Jones
YADDP/You’re Already Drinking Dead People/Y+P EP is a suite of sound works which explore the potential for failure: in the voice, in computer data, in our logic systems. Its form references the bundled folders we extract music from in a post-file sharing economy, where the line between cultural consumer and producer is increasingly blurred. Little now stands in the way of releasing music to a mass audience, and as a result industry standards that, until very recently, strictly governed quality are eroding. For all our efforts to internalize and mimic the crispness and professionalism of yesteryear’s commercial standards, more and more, flaws and errors creep into what are essentially homespun releases (remember that Taylor Swift song: white noise).
Nathanael Jones is a Canadian artist/writer based in Chicago and Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and is currently an MFA in Writing candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is an investigation into our relationship with failure(s), using form/genre to explode and confound our expectations of accepted models.