Jack Langdon (b. 1994, Madison, WI) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, artist, and writer. Jack's work utilizes instrumental performance, theater, new media, and installation in concert, site-specific, and digital contexts. Their work is often contemplative and gentle, sometimes with extended durations, and sometimes with conceptual or narrative content.
As a performer, Langdon has premiered works for organ, piano, and guitar. Jack's areas of focus include pieces involving long durations, sonic fragility, improvisation, and electronic media.
As a writer, Jack's work focuses on the political economy of music, sociology of performance, art theory, and expanded notions of musical practice.
Langdon is working towards their Master of Arts in Digital Musics from Dartmouth College and received a Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College in Spring 2017. Jack is currently studying with Ashley Fure, Michael Casey, César Alvarez, and Taylor Ho Bynum.
Langdon works as a piano and composition teacher, as well as an arts organizer. Jack fights for equality and inclusivity in the various institutions they work in.
Jack is a hobbyist photographer and videographer.
Jack was a curator for Score Follower for their 2018/2019 season.
Jack's works have been performed by Southland Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, RenegadeEnsemble, Trio SÆITENWIND, The Minnesota Sinfonia, Yoshi Weinberg, Sara Constant, Sebastian Stefanovich, Virginia Tech New Music Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, The Vital Organ Project, Vancouver Chamber Choir, and The St. Olaf Band.
Jack's work has been recognized by The McKnight Foundation, The Fromm Foundation, The Lynn and Mary Steen Foundation, Composers Conference, The St. Petersburg New Music Festival, Composers Conference, DePaul University, The University of Tennessee Knoxville Contemporary Music Festival, St. Olaf College's Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry program, and the Wisconsin School Music Association, among others.