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"Uber-creative husband-wife duo, Bianca Pettis (Beatrix) and Jacob Aaron Roske (JAR), make beautiful music together--and that's not just a figure of speech." - Kate Iverson, the651.com Since 2004, sound artists Bianca Janine Pettis (Beatrix) and Jacob Aaron Roske (JAR) have collaborated and toured extensively, spreading the good word of DIY electronics with hands-on circuit-bending workshops and sound collage performances. The duo approaches work as play, creating music that utilizes everyday objects, including modified battery-powered children’s toys, AM radios paired with flash cameras, and vintage found sounds such as radio commercials and public service announcements. They have been featured at the Andy Warhol Museum, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Hammer Museum, and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, to name a few. They have released three albums—I Love You Talk Bird, Golden Fuzz, and Art Star—and are recipients of a 2010 Archibald Bush Artists Fellowship in Media Arts.

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