Jonathan Reus is an experimental composer who explores new ways of music making through technological/critical practices. His musical work emphasizes the performer(s) as storytellers within a world of tools with implications, and often involves deep research into new tools and technologies for musical and performative expression.
Jonathan is also active as a curator, researcher and educator ~ with particular interest in alternative (ground-up) forms of education and collective study. His work is fundamentally cross-disciplinary, involving open and iterative processes of collaboration with musicians, performers and researchers from across the sciences and humanities.
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 academies and universities.