And everything in-between

Program Notes
And everything in-between began as an attempt to reflect the different types of infinities into a musical form. Originally, this was done by thinking that the beginning and end of the piece represent 0 and 1, respectively. By composing “everything in-between,” the music (or real numbers) between this 0 and 1 became my infinite array of possibilities. As the piece unfolded, I was compelled to write music that reflected a through composed form. Much like a real number continually changes by adding more values after the decimal point (0.1, 0.11, 0.111, 0.1111, 0.11111, etc.), I wanted to change the value of my music by keeping the same reference point (tempo or decimal) but changing the rhythmic values (half notes to triplet-sixteenth notes or one tenth to one hundred thousandth). Ultimately, I would be influenced by Desiigner’s “Panda” to create a fast-paced ending to conclude a simple piece of music with an overly thought-out design.

Biographical Sketch
Jacob (Jake) Thiede is a composer, saxophonist and current PhD student at the University of North Texas.

Premieres and performances of Jake’s music have taken place in Italy and the United States including the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Washington.

Honors and festivals include the SCI National Conference (2018), NASA Biennial Conference (2018), Flute New Music Consortium (2017), BGSU Graduate Music Conference (2017), the NSEME Conference (2016 & 2017), the Electric LaTex Conference (2016 & 2017), New Music on the Point (2015), and the HighSCORE Festival (2014).

He received his BME at Murray State University and MM in music composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has studied with Mike D'Ambrosio, Brian Ciach, and John Fannin at Murray State and with Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty, and Steven Bryant at UNCG. As a saxophonist, he has studied with Scott Erickson and Steven Stusek.

Current interests are grooves and rhythms in metal music, glitch, and the manipulation of sine tones. Jake studies composition with Panayiotis Kokoras, Kirsten Broberg, and Andrew May as well as saxophone with Eric Nestler at the University of North Texas.