Jacob Walls

Fourth Year Graduate Student in Composition
103, Music Building
My music explores the intersections of color, lyricism, and abrasion—often drawing on familiar musical elements, other times cutting against them sharply. Recent projects include Tachygenesis for the PRISM Quartet, Piano Stretch for pianist Karl Larson, and Lurking Beyond Thought, a trio for soprano voice, flute, and bass, written for the 2016 soundSCAPE Exchange (Italy). In 2016–17 I will be writing music for Bearthoven (NYC) and for a tenor sax and electronics commission from Matthew Levy (Philadelphia), in addition to creating an expanded version of Lurking Beyond Thought for Ensemble TAK (NYC).  I remain active as an interpreter of new music as a trumpeter and conductor. My interests in music theory center on contemporary music, the problematics of the discourse on that music, and the philosophy and sociology of music analysis itself.