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Jack Langdon is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, intermedia artist, and writer. Jack’s work is often gentle and detailed, with portals to sound landscapes of extreme contrast and dynamism. Oftentimes, their works utilize extended durations, sonic fragility, and non-linear development. Their work devises ways of reorganizing musical labor and production and emphasizes collective forms of listening and presence.

 

Jack regularly performs on pipe organ, guitar, live electronics, and other instruments—often performing works influenced by the creative music, experimental music, new music, and free-improvisation traditions.

 

As a writer, Jack's work engages with the political economy of music, sociology of performance, speculative aesthetics, and the poetics of musical machines.

Jack is currently studying at Dartmouth College and is mentored by Ashley Fure, Michael Casey, César Alvarez, and Taylor Ho Bynum.

 

Jack's works have been performed by Southland Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, RenegadeEnsemble, Trio SÆITENWIND, The Minnesota Sinfonia, Virginia Tech New Music Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, and Vancouver Chamber Choir, among others.

Jack grew up in rural Wisconsin and currently lives in Thetford, Vermont.