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Mercer, Janis

Janis Mercer is an American composer/pianist living in San Francisco. Her compositions range in size from 8-piece chamber ensemble to digitally realized fixed electronics, utilize timbres from voice to drum set, and employ styles from 12-tone technique to structured improvisation. Ms. Mercer holds artist residencies at Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Ragdale, Centrum, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods.