Biography

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Jacob David Sudol writes intimate compositions and uses music technology to explore enigmatic phenomena and the inner nature of how we perceive sound.  His music has been performed over one hundred times across the USA as well as in Canada, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, China, Thailand, Japan, and Cambodia.  He was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan for the Academic 2015-16 Year and is also an Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition and the Coordinator of Music Technology area at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Sudol has been commissioned and performed by many prestigious ensembles and performers such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Jennifer Choi, Mari Kimura, Kate Stenberg, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, the Living Earth Show, Jason Calloway, Insomnio Ensemble, the Amernet String Quartet, Dal Niente, Andy Kozar, Xenia Pestova, Keith Kirchoff, Luis Tabuenca, Chai Found New Music Workshop, Chen-Hui Jen, Stephanie Aston, the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, Solomiya Moroz, and the FIU Laptop and Electronic Arts (FLEA) Ensemble. His music has been presented in distinguished venues such as the International Computer Music Conference, ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe), the Music at the Anthology Festival, SEAMUS Conference, the Burapha International Music and Performing Arts Festival, the Taipei International New Music Festival, the Felix Mendelsohn-Bartholdy Theater in Leipzig, New York Electronic Music Festival, Domaine Forget Festival of New Music, Root Signal Electronic Music Festival, the International INTER/actions Symposium on Interactive music, the International Taiwan Workshop of Computer Music and Technology Conference, 2016 TPAM in Yokohama, Studio for Electronic Music in Amsterdam, Taiwan National Recital Hall, Rice University, Mills University, Stanford University, University of North Texas, the University of California in San Diego, McGill University, the Spectrum in New York City, Wesleyan University, the wulf in Los Angeles, the Florida Electro-Acoustic Student Festival, the Cluster Festival, Xiamen University of Technology, California Institute of Arts, Bowling Green University, Bangor University, Art Basel Miami, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the ISCM New Music Miami Festival.

He has also been invited to give dozens of lectures and be a guest artist across the USA, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and Cambodia. His compositions for instruments and electronics are regularly selected for the most prestigious annual national and international computer music and electronic music conferences. Dr. Sudol is also currently writing a chapter on his music for an upcoming book to be published by Oxford University Press. As a recording engineer and producer he has worked on albums that have been or will be released by Mode, Bridge, and Centaur Records.

In 2012, Dr. Sudol founded a cello/electro-acoustic duo with his colleague the distinguished cellist Jason Calloway and, since 2010 he has been in a piano/electro-acoustic duo with his wife Chen-Hui Jen. Both groups have performed dozens of times throughout the USA and in Taiwan.  At FIU he directs the FLEA (Florida Laptop Electro-Acoustic) Ensemble and in Taiwan he directed CLOrk (Chiao-Da Laptop Orchestra). He also regularly collaborates on interdisciplinary projects with architect Eric Goldemberg and the MONAD Studio, visual artist Jacek Kolasinski, and Cambodian dancer/choreographer Chey Chankethya.

200 Word Biography

Jacob David Sudol writes intimate compositions that explore enigmatic phenomena and the inner nature of how we perceive sound.  His music has been performed over one hundred times by many prestigious ensembles and performers across the USA as well as in Canada, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, China, Thailand, Japan, and Cambodia.  His compositions regularly selected for the most prestigious annual national and international computer music and electronic music conferences. Dr. Sudol is also currently writing a chapter on his music for a future book to be published by Oxford University Press.

In 2012, he founded a cello/electro-acoustic duo with his colleague the distinguished cellist Jason Calloway and, since 2010 he has been in a piano/electro-acoustic duo with his wife Chen-Hui Jen. At FIU he directs the FLEA (Florida Laptop Electro-Acoustic) Ensemble and in Taiwan he directed CLOrk (Chiao-Da Laptop Orchestra). He also regularly collaborates on interdisciplinary projects with architect Eric Goldemberg, visual artist Jacek Kolasinski, and Cambodian dancer/choreographer Chey Chankethya.

Dr. Sudol was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan for the Academic 2015-16 Year and is also an Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition at Florida International University.