Author Archives: Jacob Sudol

Toy Piano

The toy piano is one of the best instruments we have right now.  Check out this competition for new music for piano! http://www.rainydays.lu/pre2012/index_fr.html

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New Website

Please visit my new website that is currently under development – http://www.jacobsudol.com/

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Video of “…wash yourself of yourself”

Here is a video from a performance of my piece “…wash yourself of yourself” for piano and live electronics.  My wife, Chen-Hui Jen, is the pianist and I am running the electronics. This was performed at a concert on January … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #115: “Saturne”

Hugues Dufourt: Saturne (1979) For large ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments Performed by Ensemble L’Itinéraire, Peter Eötvös (conductor) Currently out of print *   *   *   *   * In honor of the first lunar eclipse on the Winter Solstice in … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #114: Jürg Frey, String Quartet 2

Jürg Frey: String Quartet #2 (1998-2000) Performed by the Bozzini Quartet Currently out of print *   *   *   *   * Silence Noise Silence Breath Silence Repetition Silence Timbre Silence Stillness Silence Repetition Silence Breath Silence Choral Silence Repetition Silence Timbre … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #113: “until we remain suspended…”

Jacob David Sudol: …until we remain suspended (2009) For Tibetan singing bowls, tingshas, live electronics, and performer Live performance by Jacob David Sudol Not commercially available *   *   *   *   * This openly structured piece quickly became my most performed … Continue reading

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(Repost) MP3 Blog #80: More on Anxiety and the Exotic

…another repost Toru Takemitsu: ”In an Autumn Garden” (1973, 73) For gagaku orchestra Unknown performing ensemble Another recording available on this compact disc Giacinto Scelsi: ”Aus Canti del Capricorno” (1962-72) For solo voice and instruments Performed by Michiko Hirayama Scelsi’s … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog # 112: Jo Kondo

Jo Kondo: Under the Umbrella (1976) Movement I Movement II Movement III Movement IV For 25 almglocken and 1 gong Performed by Nexus Buy it on CD from the label *   *   *   *   * Liner Notes from the CD: … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #111: Varèse Electronic

Edgard Varèse: Interpolations from Déserts (1954 revision): Interpolation 1 Interpolation 2 Interpolation 3 La procession de verges (1955) (first track on the link) Poème électronique (1957-58) All originally for magnetic tape *   *   *   *   * I first got into … Continue reading

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(Repost) MP3 Blog #33: Music as Entropy

(…continuing with the reposts, here is one that merges both Xenakis and Joanna Newsom.  BTW, I tend to far prefer Yuji Takahashi’s more visceral version of “Herma” over Aki Takahashi’s version these days.) Music as Entropy: Iannis Xenakis: ”Herma” (1961) … Continue reading

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