Graphic designer for New Music Circle, 2013-present

Freelance design & illustration, 2008-present

Contemporary Art Musueum St. Louis, graphic design internship, 2007-2008

Sound design/music for motion graphics, interactive, web & video. Clients have included Panasonic & Nike in collaboration with director & designer, Qian Qian, 2005-present. 


Creator and curator of Bruxism; an experimental music, video, and art event series that ran for six seasons with 43 events. 2014-2020

Rhizomatic St. Louis:
Creator and curator of Rhizomatic St. Louis; a five volume collection of sound art and contemporary avant-garde music from the St. Louis region. 2012-2017

Close/Far Recordings:
Co-creator and director of Close/Far Recordings; a publisher of sound art, experimental music, and printed matter. 2004-present

The center for performative media studies and aesthetic research

Fulcrum is a recurring series of durational art events that uses an intentional synthesis of performance media to coalesce a diverse selection of artistic practices into unique, unified environments. The public experience of Fulcrum is intended as a nurturing environment that can bring various St. Louis art communities together. 2022-present

Co-created by Kevin Harris and Nathan Cook


Nathan Nolan Newrohr Cook is a St. Louis-based graphic designer, visual artist, illustrator, sound artist, photographer, experimental musician, and curator. His passion is working with educational institutions, museums, and nonprofit organizations in the arts to foster creativity, growth, and community in the St. Louis region and beyond.


Multi-disciplinary sound and visual artist, Nathan Cook runs the cassette label Close/Far Recordings. He performs solo and actively seeks out collaborations as NNN Cook. Regularly performing in St. Louis he has shared programs with national and international artists such as: John Luther Adams, Rene Hell, Coppice, Jozef Van Wissem, King Britt, Moor Mother, Jason Kahn, Darin Gray, JG Thirlwell, and Keith Fullerton Whitman. He has collaborated with regional artists: Damon Smith, Regicide Bureau, Josh Levi, JoAnn McNeil, Jeremy Kannapell, and Kevin Harris to name a few. Although he has performed in Chicago, Kansas City, and Tulsa, among other Midwestern cities, most of his performances have been in St. Louis for such organizations as: Saint Louis Contemporary Art Museum, The William A. Kerr Foundation, The Luminary, New Music Circle, Apop Records, Floating Laboratories, Way Out Club, The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Open Lot, projects+gallery, and Public Media Commons.
    Recent commissioned public projects have been collaborations with the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis) for Site/Sound, the World Chess Hall of Fame (St. Louis) for a performance of John Cage’s Reunion, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis for Audible Interruptions, a residency with High Concept Laboratories (Chicago), a performance for Experimental Sound Studio’s (Chicago) Oscillations concert series, a visiting artist performance for the University of Missouri Electronic Music Department, a commissioned composition for Alarm Will Sound (NYC), and a festival performance at Worm (Rotterdam).
    His work is typically concerned with proximity, geometry, mysticism, acoustics, psychodynamics, identity, and the primeval. The Wire magazine said this of his solo release, (Bl)end User: “Regarding the latter (analogue electronics), Nathan Cook is a distinctive voice in this crowded field.”


Pizzicato by Zlatko Ćosić (video) & NNN Cook (sound), Image Play, International Video Art Festival, Funchal, Portugal, 2020

DADAH An Exhibition, Tapeta Lucida by Zlatko Ćosić (video) & NNN Cook (sound), Arcade Gallery, Webster University, 2018

Cedo25+: presenting selected multimedia works from Cedomir Kostovic in conversation with alumni design work inspired by his posters and mentorship, Missouri State University, 2017

Endless Planets Anniversary, prints curated by Theresa Moher, St. Louis, 2017

Audible Interruptions: a sound art series curated by Kevin Harris, Transmutation Passages, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2014

Étudiants, tous à Chaumont! (12th edition): social poster competition in Chaumont, France, 2005


Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with emphasis in graphic design from Missouri State University, 2006


Board member and on marketing committee for New Music Circle, 2013-present


CAMSTL exhibition

NPR interview

St. Louis Magazine interview

RFT interview

RFT on Fulcrum