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Janice Isabel Jackson has sung over 230 world premieres, many of which were written for her. She has performed with contemporary music ensembles and in concert halls around the world – Beijing, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Torino, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Berlin, Johannesburg, Cape Town and more. She has appeared in countless contemporary music festivals including the November Festival (Ghent), Wien Modern (Vienna), Ludwigs Lust (Hamburg), The Proms (Amsterdam), IRCAM (Paris), Big Torino 2000 (Turin), and the Diem Festival of Electro-acoustic music (Denmark). She is also the Artistic Director of the Halifax based contemporary vocal music society, Vocalypse Productions, through which she has commissioned, produced, marketed \nand premiered many works, including opera (Tim Brady’s new opera Ghost Tango for 2 singers and electric guitar), improvisatory music, and contemporary art song. She recently created and sang a new performance art piece Voice Dance II – Tectonic Shift, with metal smith John Little’s fantastical sound sculpture, in Upstream Music’s Open Waters Festival 2019. Throughout 2018 – 2019 she has performed throughout France in CO2 Cycle de Lieder, a multimedia project by Belgian composer Patrick Defossez. In November 2018 she produced and organized the international Music in New Technologies Conference. Jackson was recently honored with the Friends of Canadian Music Award through the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre.