Jack Langdon (b.1994, Keyeser, Wisconsin) is a musician, video artist, and writer.
Jack creates work that disintegrates commonplace sounds, images, and narratives—reassembling them in strange constructions. His music is gentle and expansive, drawing inspiration from the landscape and folk modernisms of the American Midwest.
Jack is an organist, whose approach to performance investigates the idiomatic qualities of individual organs—utilizing static textures, extended techniques, and electroacoustic augmentations. Jack is a proponent of contemporary organ music and regularly creates new work in collaboration with other performers and composers.
Jack has composed works for Yarn/Wire, Ensemble Dal Niente, Southland Ensemble, members of Talea Ensemble, Trio SÆITENWIND, Minnesota Sinfonia and has collaborated with musicians Will Yager, Sara Constant, Yoshi Weinberg, Jack Yarbrough, Weston Olencki, Graeme Shields, and Jonathan Hannau.
Jack works as a videographer, documenting religious and cultural events in New England as well as project-based documentation of work by artists and musicians.
Jack writes on the political economy of music, sociology of performance, speculative aesthetics, and the poetics of musical machines. Jack is a Music & Economics Area Editor for Shred Magazine.
Jack currently lives in East Thetford, Vermont on the unceded land of the Abenaki.
Jack is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.