Jonathan Piper

Jonathan Piper is an experimental tubist, jug blower, and scholar based in San Diego.  His work as a musician explores themes of failure, exhaustion, ecstasy, and mediation through the use of extended techniques, improvisation, and live electronics. Jonathan's dissertation, Locating Experiential Richness in Doom Metal, considers the physical and emotional sensations in slow, heavy music. Jonathan earned his BA in Music Performance at UCLA and MA and PhD in Critical Studies/Experimental Practices at UCSD.