Port au Prince, Haiti
“I strive to create music that impacts the psyche with esoteric noesis.” –Val-Inc
Tellus Media, a project of Harvestworks Digi- tal Media Arts Center, in partnership with Innova Recordings announce the release of “On,” the first CD by New York-based sound artist Val-Inc (Val Jeanty). Created with a variety electronic instruments, turntables, acoustic percussion, and various spoken word samples, the CDs seven tracks lead listeners into her dreamlike expressionism of Afro, Creole and electronic compositions with moving results.
Val-Inc (Val Jeanty) is a Haitian-born composer, percussionist and turntablist, who uses technology to lead listeners into her dream- like expressionism of Afro-Creole and “Afro- Electronica®” compositions. Her works invite the World of the unseen as she incorporates her African Haitian Musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics, and the archaic with the post-modern.
Val has received grants from Meet The Composer and has participated in the Harvestworks Van Lier Residency Program funded by New York Community Trust. Her work has been presented at Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Village Vanguard, Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as internationally at Jazz La Vellette ‘07 (France), Ljublijana Jazz Festival ’06 (Slovenia), Stanser Musiktage in Switzerland and La Biennale Di Venezia in Italy.
All songs are composed by Val-Inc. Recorded and mixed at Harvestworks by Sean McFaul and Val-Inc. Additional mixes at V-I Studios by Val-Inc.
Produced in part through the Artist In Residence Program of Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 596 Broadway Suite 602, New York, NY 10012. www.harvestworks.org