Thursday, January 29 || 7:30 PM
CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios
Works for cello and electronics, including a world premiere by Jacob Sudol, and music by Dai Fujikura, among others.
Près | Kaija Saariaho
as hovering ashes in a quarter moon | Chen-Hui Jen
Trefoil Knots (総角) | Jacob Sudol
The Spirit of Being | Dai Fujikura
In 2012, cellist Jason Calloway and composer/computer musician Jacob David Sudol founded the Calloway + Sudol Duo in 2012 to perform and promote music for cello and electronics. Their primary goals are to create and perform exciting new works, play new classics from this repertoire, and revitalize recent classics that are on the threshold of obsolescence.
Jacob David Sudol (b. Des Moines, Iowa, 1980) writes intimate compositions that explore enigmatic phenomena and the inner nature of how we perceive sound. He currently is the director of Music Technology area and on the composition faculty at Florida International University. He received his in Ph.D. in composition at the University of California at San Diego where his mentor was the Grawemeyer Prize-winning composer Chinary Ung. Jacob Sudol has been commissioned and/or performed by many prestigious ensembles and performers such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Chai Found New Music Workshop, cellist Jason Calloway, the Contemporary Keyboard Society, the Little Giant Chinese Orchestra, pianist Xenia Pestova, flutist Solomiya Moroz, percussionist Nathan Davis, flutist Carla Rees, the rarescale duo, Taiwanese pianist and composer Chen-Hui Jen, pianist Keith Kirchoff, clarinetist Krista Martynes, guzheng-performer Yi-Chieh Lai, Brazilian percussionist Fernando Rocha, and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble in collaboration with the McGill Digital Composition Studio. These works have received numerous domestic and international performances. Jacob Sudol also frequently performs his own works for instruments and electronics in diverse settings such as the Taiwan National Recital Hall, the New Music Miami Festival, Florida International University, Bangor University, the Cluster Festival, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the International Computer Music Conference, the Taiwan National Chiao Tung University, the University of California at San Diego, the wulf in Los Angeles, the MATA Festival, and the Issue Project Room in New York City. Jacob Sudol was also a studio research assistant for Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds from 2007 to 2010.
Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta’ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Blossom, Brevard, Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, the New York String Seminar, and Encore. Currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, Mr. Calloway was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School. Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, both at the Lucerne Festival and at the Zug (Switzerland) Kunsthaus in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Serenade as part of a major Kandinsky/Gerstl exhibit, in addition to his collaborations with the violinist Gilles Apap and with tap dancer Savion Glover. He is also artistic director of Shir Ami (www.shiramimusic.com), an ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of Jewish art music suppressed by the Nazis and Soviets, and with which he appears frequently across the US and in the ensemble’s varied performances in Austria and Hungary; and In Flux, an ensemble committed to performing vocal chamber music by the leading composers of today and the recent past. A native of Philadelphia, Jason Calloway is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California. His teachers have included Ronald Leonard, Orlando Cole, Rohan de Saram, Lynn Harrell, Fred Sherry, Robert Cafaro, Joel Sachs, Felix Galimir, Luis Biava, and Seymour Lipkin. Mr. Calloway is grateful for the assistance of the Maestro Foundation.