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IMG_6974-001Welcome to the homepage of Jacob David Sudol – composer, computer musician and educator!

Jacob David Sudol writes intimate compositions that explore enigmatic phenomena and the inner nature of how we perceive and relate to sound.  He currently is a 2015-2016 Fulbright-Taiwan Senior Scholar teaching at the Institute of Music and Sound and Innovative Technologies at National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu Taiwan.  He is also an Assistant Professor, the Coordinator of Music Technology area, and on the Composition faculty at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.  He has received nearly 100 total performances across the USA as well as in Taiwan, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China, the United Kingdom, and Cambodia.

Website last updated April 4, 2016

Recent Updates –

Added composition pages for The Floating Bridge of Dreams (2015), Time and After (2015), and …spaces to listen to from within (v) (2015).  Also new recordings added to the media page.

C.V. updated

Upcoming Events –

July 23, 2016 – Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋) to be performed by Kate Steinberg (violin) and Jacob David Sudol (electronics) as part of the 2016 Nirmita Composers’ Workshop, Siem Reap, Cambodia

July 2016 – Vanished into the Clouds (雲隠) – to be performed by Ammie Brod (viola) and Jon Fielder (electronics) at the Omaha Under the Radar Festival, Omaha, NE

June 4, 2016 – Lecture on Sound Art at the Guling Street Avante-garde Theater in Taipei, Taiwan

May 4 – 6, 2016 – Composer and computer musician in residence at National San Yet San University and National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

May 6, 2016 – New Music for Piano and Electronics to perform an entire concert with Chen-Hui Jen (piano) and Jacob David Sudol at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Kaoshiung, Taiwan

May 6, 2016 – “…wash yourself of yourself” to be performed by Chen-Hui Jen (piano) and Jacob David Sudol at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Kaoshiung, Taiwan

April 14 – 15, 2016 – across an ocean, across the land… to accompany a multimedia dance work by Cambodia choreographer/dancer Chey Chankethya at the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

April 9, 2016 – Vanished into the Clouds (雲隠) to be performed by Paul Silverthorne (viola) and Jacob David Sudol (electronics) at Suzhou University, Suzhou, China

Recent Events –

February 28, 2016 – …spaces to listen to from within (iii) performed by Federico Bonacossa (guitar and electronics) at the 2016 Miami International GuitART Festival at the Wertheim Concert Hall, Miami, FL

February 10, 2016 – across an ocean, across the land… accompanied a multimedia work by Cambodia choreographer/dancer Chey Chankethya at the 2016 TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, Japan

February 4, 2016 – New Music for Cello and Electronics: entire concert with Jason Calloway (cello) and Jacob David Sudol at the  MBUS as part of the 2016 ISCM NMM Festival, Miami Beach, FL

February 4, 2016 – Three-Leaf Knots (総角) performed by Jason Calloway (cello) and Jacob David Sudol (electronics) at the MBUS as part of the 2016 ISCM NMM Festival

November 29, 2015 – Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋) performed by Wan-Tze Chen (violin) and Jacob David Sudol (electronics) at the National Chiao Tung University Theater, Hsinchu, Taiwan

November 18, 2015 – …spaces to listen to from within (v) performed by The Living Earth Show at the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios

October 16 – 18, 2015 – Guest Composer and Computer Musician at the 2015 ISCM Taipei New Music Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

October 18, 2015 – Trefoil Knots (総角) performed by Jason Calloway at the 2015 ISCM Taipei New Music Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

October 18, 2015 – New Music for Cello and Electronics concert with Jason Calloway at the 2015 ISCM Taipei New Music Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

October 18, 2015 – Lecture on music for instruments and live electronics as part of the 2015 ISCM Taipei New Music Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

October 17, 2015 – Premiere of Time and After for string quartet and live electronics by the Amernet String Quartet at the 2015 ISCM Taipei New Music Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

September 24, 2015 – …spaces to listen to from within (ii) to performed by the FLEA Ensemble as part of the Listen to this Building exhibition at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD)

September 29, 2015 – Vanished into the Clouds (雲隠) to performed at the 2015 International Society of Computer Music annual conference at the University of North Texas

June 26, 2015 – Vanished into the Clouds (雲隠) performed at the 2015 New York Electronic Music Festival

May 6, 2015 – “Just About Just Intonation” lecture at the Audiotheque as part of the Listening Club Season 2, Miami Beach, FL

May 2, 2015 – …a thinner partition for Chinese instruments and electronics performed by the Little Giant Chamber Chinese Orchestra at the Taiwan National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

April 19, 2015 – FLEA (FIU Laptop and Electro-Acoustic) Ensemble performing David Tudor’s Rainforest IV, 3 – 6 PM at the Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach, FL

January 22, 2014 – “Explorations Using Asian Musical Techniques and Ideas in Recent Compositions” talk on my compositions to be presented at the Composition in Asia Symposium and Festival at the University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL

January 24, 2015 – Chen-Hui Jen (piano) and Jacob David Sudol (electronics/composition); Music for Piano and Live Electronics, 2 PM at the Bakehouse Arts Complex, Wynwood, Miami, FL

January 29, 2015 – Jason Calloway (cello) and Jacob David Sudol (electronics); Music for Cello and Live Electronics, 7:30 PM at the Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL as part of 2015 International Society of Contemporary Music New Music Miami Festival

February 6, 2014 – Premiere of The Floating Boat (浮舟)  performed by Jennifer Choi at the MBUS as part of the 2015 ISCM NMM Festival, Miami Beach, FL

February 7 – 14, 2015 – Composer-in-residence at Burapha University, Thailand

February 13, 2015 – Premiere of …spaces to listen to from within (iv) at the Burapha University Music and Performing Arts International Festival in Chon Buri, Thailand as part of the Burapha University International Festival Music and Performing Arts Festival and the Young Asian Composers’ Association Sixth Annual Concert

February 26, 2015 – Performance of across an ocean, across the the land… for electronics with video by Jacek Kolasinski at the 2015 biannual subtropics festival of new music, Miami Beach, FL

March 6, 2015 – across the land… for electronic with video by Jacek Kolasinski performed at the Spanish Cultural Center as part of the New Music from Spain and South Florida concert during the 2015 ISCM New Music Miami Concert

March 7, 2015 – …spaces to listen to from within (iii) performed by Federico Bonacossa at the 2015 subtropics festival marathon concert

March 9, 2015 – “An Introduction to My Music and Compositional Approaches” Presentation to be presented at the University of Arizona Composers’ Forum, Tucson, AZ

March 15, 2015 – Premiere of …a thinner partition for sheng, zhongruan, huqin, and live electronics – performed at the Common Practice 21C by the Little Giant Ensemble at Rice University, Houston, TX

March 20, 2015 – Premiere of Floating Bridge of Dreams (夢浮橋) for Mari Kimura, 7:30 PM at the Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL as part of 2015 International Society of Contemporary Music New Music Miami Festival

March 27, 2015 – Performing electronics for Chen-Hui Jen’s …as hovering ashes through a quarter moon for cello and live electronics

March 28, 2015 – Lecture at the 2015 Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS) at Virginia Tech