N. Cameron Britt (b. 1974) is a composer, percussionist, and electronic musician. He began his career in music as a percussionist and it was his work as a performer and improviser that ultimately led him down the dark path of composition. His current life situation finds him combining, permuting and juggling his various musical endeavors on a daily basis. He is teaching percussion at Duke University and recently completed his PhD in Composition at Princeton University.
As a composer of concert music he enjoys writing for both standard and non-traditional ensembles and he has been fortunate to work with some outstanding ensembles in recent years including the Brentano String Quartet, So Percussion, Ensemble Klang, janus, NOW Ensemble and the electronica duo Matmos. Current commissions include a piece for the bicoastal ensemble REDSHIFT and a vibraphone solo. His composition "Gossamer Albatross" can be heard on New Amsterdam Records (janus, i am not).
His interest in electronic music primarily concerns performance. His work combines electronics with acoustic instruments (and vice versa!), and he is interested in creating performable electronic instruments in both hardware and software. He is a member of the laptop-centric ensemble Sideband and has worked closely with its progenitor PLOrk (the Princeton Laptop Orchestra) as a performing member and assistant director. As part of his doctoral dissertation he built the EM-vibe, an electromagnetically actuated vibraphone.
He remains active as a percussionist, primarily as a creator and interpreter of new music having given numerous world and regional premieres. He performs with cellist Tom Kraines in the free improvisation duo Dithyramb and has written himself into some of his recent compositions. In addition, he has performed extensively with the North Carolina Symphony and many other orchestras throughout the Southeast including the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Macon Symphony. His work as a percussionist can be heard on Innova, Tzadik and Opus 3 Records.
In 2005 he was awarded a Fulbright to work with vibraphone virtuoso Anders Åstrand in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds degrees in composition, percussion performance and music theory from Northwestern University and the University of South Carolina.
Born and raised in suburban Washington, DC, Jonathan Ade began making movies at eight years old. Since that time, he began his commitment to creating uniquely-held cinematic narratives.
He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he earned his BFA in Film Production as well as a minor in Creative Writing. His senior thesis film, "Through and Away", premiered at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in 2008, where it won the Jury Prize for Best Feature. It went on to numerous festivals all over the country. Additionally, in the field of comedy, Jonathan was the co-creator of the hit mashup trailer "Brokeback to the Future", now on view at the Museum of the Moving Image.
In 2010, Jonathan began a series of short films entitled "Meditations", in which each short focuses on a introspective moment of everyday life. The series has received numerous laurels from dozens of film festivals (listed below). The third, "Meditations: ItsOkayItsOkay" had just finished its festival run.
For the first half of 2014, Jonathan has been selected for Hub-Bub's Artist-in-Residence program in Spartanburg, SC.