Bryan Jacobs – Biography

Bryan Jacobs is a doctorate candidate at Columbia University where he studies music composition with Fred Lerdahl. He recently earned a Master’s degree in music from McGill University. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, The McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, The Greg Smith Singers, International Contemporary Ensemble and the pianist Xenia Pestova. He has had performances at Festival Ai-maako (Chile), La Muse en Festival (Paris, France), Festival Archipel (Geneva, Switzerland), Domain Forget (Québec), St. John’s Church (Limerick), as well as numerous other music festivals in Canada and the United States. His acoustic and electroacoustic compositions have earned him national and international awards and scholarships from the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art competition, Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, RTÉ Lyric FM and McGill University among others. During 2007 and 2008 he participated in residencies at La Muse en Circuit in Paris and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany. In addition to his artistic endeavors, Bryan serves as the General Manager for the Association for the Promotion of New Music and has worked as a research/technical assistant for Denys Bouliane, John Rea, and McGill University.

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