dejacusse AKA Jude Casseday (soundscape artist/electronic musician) is deeply in love with vibration in the form of sound and music. Remembering her first tape recorder (age 8) rekindled an interest in celebrating all sound as music through recorded samples and the wonderful sonic playground known as Ableton Live.
dejacusse produces original sound pieces and music for dance, film, art events and yoga/movement classes and workshops. Her band iBoD (the idiosyncratic beats of dejacusse) creates Nested Soundscapes in various acoustic spaces. As of 2018, iBoD features Eleanor Mills on harmonicas, melodica and bells; Susanne Romey on flutes, recorders and keyboards; and Jim Kellough on digital horn.
In addition, dejacusse creates and performs music for Jody Cassell’s Dancing Stories in schools, libraries, museums under the sponsorship of the American Dance Festival and the Durham Arts Council.
Since 2014, dejacusse has explored the Fold as the smallest unit of “moving matter” by sculpting folds into soundscapes. This work was developed in conjunction with Glenna Batson’s Human Origami movement workshops, and is now available as an album Audiorigami (Meditations on the Fold) @ Bandcamp/dejacusse and all other music outlets.
An exciting new project for 2019 will be data sonification for the Sourdough Project through Rob Dunn Labs at NC State University. More on that later!