Jeff Morton is a composer, media artist, and arts professional from rural southeast Saskatchewan, Treaty 2, land of the Blackfoot, Anishinabewaki, Assiniboine, and Sioux, and the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.
As an artist and composer, Jeff’s work integrates music and media art, exploring themes of sound-making, communication, and transcription. Drawing on traditional instruments, found musical objects, natural materials, and technology, his performances and installations have been presented in galleries, festivals, and showcases in Canada and internationally over the past 20 years.
As an arts professional, Jeff has worked with organizations and galleries across Canada, including the Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery, Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, New Dance Horizons, Curtain Razors, the Art Gallery of Regina, Holophon Audio Arts, Open Space, CARFAC SASK, and the University of Victoria, among others. Across numerous projects and engagements, Jeff has had the role of project leader, consultant, producer, curator, preparator, technician, and designer. Recently, Jeff served as moderator for the Canadian New Music Network’s Policy and Funding Conversation, and he is part of an advisory committee working with the CNMN on the development of a national Participatory Creative Music Hub. In addition, as part of the Victoria artist collective ‘of-the-now’, Jeff is curator for the Archipelago series with colleague Mitch Renaud, and producer for the Decolonial Imaginings project with Stó:lō/Skwah scholar and author Dylan Robinson.
Education / Formation
Mentorat et visibilité, Conseil cultural Fransaskois, 2019-20
M.Mus Composition, University of Victoria, 2008
Young Composers Meeting, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 2008
Composer’s Kitchen, Quatuor Bozzini, Montreal, 2006 B.Mus Composition and Theory, U of S, Saskatchewan, 2003