Jonathan Reus is a Dutch-American sound artist and art-technology researcher working through expanded forms of musicmaking, instrumentations, tools and mathematical representations as artistic forms. His practice is cross-disciplinary and research-based, involving open and iterative processes of collaboration with researchers from across the arts, sciences and humanities. His work is generally inspired by a fascination with the immanent poetics of mathematical-logistical structures, and an interest in lived practices that confront the representational capacities of these structures.
Jonathan is a co-founder of the Instrument Inventors Initiative and of the Platform for Thought in Motion in the Hague. He has curated programs at STEIM (Amsterdam) and Transmediale Festival (Berlin), and since 2015 has co-curated The Reading Room series at Stroom Den Haag. Jonathan co-developed the Digital Media bachelors at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media at Leuphana University, for which he was awarded the teaching prize for cross-disciplinary work across art and the humanities. He is the recipient of a W. J. Fulbright fellowship for his work in the research of new digital instruments for music. He has also lectured on the topic of performative sound and technological mediation at numerous art academies.