Indiana native Kenneth A. Jacobs earned the Doctor
of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and
has received an International New Music Composers Award, Bergen
Festival Award, City College of New York Electro-Acoustic Prize,
Brown University Choral Prize, Tennessee Orchestral Prize, prizes
from the Tennessee and Texas Music Educators Associations, and a
Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Artist Award. His music has been played
across Europe, North and South America, and Australia.
He directs the composition program at the University
of Tennessee and is published by Boosey and Hawkes, Seesaw Music,
and North / South Editions. Seventeen CDs of his music have been
released on the Opus One, Impact, Zyode, and ERM labels. He has
toured extensively with a dozen multimedia works featuring his artwork
and photography coupled with synthesized music, and these works
soon will be available on DVD.
"His style is easy on the ears, demonstrating that tonality, electronics,
and experimentation need not be mutually exclusive -- brilliant writing."
"a charming CD...delicately colored, intimate textures...exotic,
"A tour de force...a sumptuous feast...a provocative musical and
visual experience...all the skill and patience of a medieval miniaturist....A
virtuoso display...also readily accessible, with kaleidoscopic textures
and rich harmonies...monumental, almost frozen melodies...compelling
and accessible musical language."
The Washington Post:
American Record Guide:
"A sense of melody that seems to trace lines in an infinite variety of shapes....This tone painting makes the piece work so well....Overall, this album presents Mr. Jacobs as a composer more interested in communication, mood, and style than in the complexities of 'academic' music. It is music of a deceptive kind-seemingly simple and accessible, but created with consummate skill."
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