…a darker dawn

Program Notes
'…a darker dawn' for trumpet and live electronics takes some of its inspiration from the works of one of my favorite living American authors – Don DeLillo. Similar to DeLillo’s fiction, the composition has multiple loosely connected fragments that often present a sustained feeling of unresolved foreboding. The title, although not directly taken from DeLillo’s work, reflects some my own current sense of unease in the face of many developing current events.

This work was written for the trumpeter Andrew Kozar who premiered it at the Florida International University Miami Beach Urban Studios as part of the 2017 International Contemporary Society of Music New Music Miami Festival on April 6, 2017.


Biographical Sketch
Jacob David Sudol writes intimate compositions that explore enigmatic phenomena and the inner nature of how we perceive sound. His music has been performed over one hundred times by many prestigious ensembles and performers across the USA as well as in Canada, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, China, Thailand, Japan, and Cambodia. His compositions are regularly selected for some of the most prestigious annual national and international computer music and electronic music conferences. Dr. Sudol is also currently writing a chapter on his music for a future book to be published by Oxford University Press.

In 2012, he founded a cello/electro-acoustic duo with his colleague the distinguished cellist Jason Calloway and, since 2010 he has been in a piano/electro-acoustic duo with his wife Chen-Hui Jen. At Florida International University he directs the FLEA (Florida Laptop Electro-Acoustic) Ensemble and in Taiwan he directed CLOrk (Chiao-Da Laptop Orchestra). He also regularly collaborates on interdisciplinary projects with architect Eric Goldemberg, visual artist Jacek Kolasinski, and Cambodian dancer/choreographer Chey Chankethya.

Dr. Sudol was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan for the Academic 2015-16 Year and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition at Florida International University.
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