Jon Myers (b. 1988 in Boston, MA) is a composer and percussionist based in Brooklyn, NY. He creates music for a variety of settings, from fully notated acoustic solo and chamber pieces to electro-acoustic and tape compositions. Much of his output has been rigorously process-based, but lately, he has focused on the use of repetition and cycles in myriad forms in an attempt to reckon with memory and the flow of time.
Myers’ work has been performed at the Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Carlsbad Festival, the Cobra Club in Brooklyn, New York, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California San Diego, Stanford University, Mills College, and Wesleyan University, in addition to various art galleries and underground venues in the SF bay area.
In 2014, Myers completed a Master of Arts in Music Composition from Mills College in Oakland, CA, where he studied with James Fei, Zeena Parkins, and Chris Brown. Previously, he studied with Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where he was awarded the Gwen Livingston Pokora Prize for music composition.