David Evan Jones


David Evan Jones is a composer with publications in chamber opera, chamber music, computer music, and contemporary music theory. Some of his theoretical and compositional work focuses on structural relationships between phonetics and music.

Jones has worked extensively in computer music, composing in residence at the Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, at L'Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris, and at Bregman Electronic Music Studio at Dartmouth College (USA) where he co-founded, with Jon Appleton, the Dartmouth graduate program in Electro-Acoustic Music. 

Jones' compositions have been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the New Hampshire Arts Council.  He has been honored by a first prize award in the Premio Ancona International Composition Competition (Italy), first prize in the national competition sponsored by the American New Music Consortium, and first prize in the MACRO International Composition Competition (USA). He has received Honorable Mentions in the Prix Ars Electronica, Austria, and in the Bourges (France) Electro-Acoustic Music Competition. 

His articles have appeared in Perspectives of New Music and Computer Music Journal.  His compositions are published by Dorn Publications, American Composers Editions, and on compact disks from Wergo Records, Centaur Records, Contemporary Recording Studios, Musical Heritage Society, and Composers Recordings Inc. 

His first chamber opera, Bardos, received its professional premiere at Hoam Hall in Seoul, Korea in 2004.  He has recently published a CD of "Neo-Balkan Jazz and Concert Music" on Centaur Records and is at work on a second CD of recent chamber music.  

Jones is Professor of Music at the University of California Santa Cruz

ACE Publications

38 title(s)
David Evan Jones Invisible Light 12-String Gayageum and Saenghwang
David Evan Jones Breath Piri, 2 Saenghwang, and Percussion
David Evan Jones Yeonpyeong Island
C flute or Daegum , computer sounds
David Evan Jones Hyperbolic Variations violin and disklavier
David Evan Jones Geometric Study solo disklavier
David Evan Jones Signs of Rain gayageum quartet
David Evan Jones Dreams of Falling Gugak Orchestra
Sogeum 1 Geomungo 5 Daegeum 6 Percussion 4 Piri 5 Yanggeum 1 Saenghwang 2 Haegeum 7 Gayageum 6 So Ajaeng 1 Dae Ajaeng 3
David Evan Jones Evocation haegeum & kwaenggwari
David Evan Jones Gezi Park Viollin, Cello, and Fixed Media
solo flute
David Evan Jones Jeju Epilogue - For Gayageum Quartet and Computer Processed Sounds
Gayageum quartet, computer sound
David Evan Jones Tsedek Chevrati
clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, piano and fixed media audio
David Evan Jones Departures - version for string trio, flute, Bb clarinet
flute, Bb clarinet, violin, viola, cello
David Evan Jones ON JEJU ISLAND
for Gayageum Quartet
David Evan Jones DEPARTURES - Version for string trio, daegum, haegum
daegum, haegum, violin, viola, cello
David Evan Jones NEWS FROM AFAR
violin, flute, computer audio
David Evan Jones Cubist Staircase flute, 'cello, marimba, piano
David Evan Jones Sestra Prelude Gadulka (Bulgarian 'violin') and Piano
David Evan Jones Three Small Worlds
Gayageum (Korean zither), Bb Clarinet, Cello
David Evan Jones Rehearsal fl,ob,cl,bsn,hn - vln,vla,vcl,cb - perc(1)- pf - MezzoSop, Tenor, Baritone
11 players, 3 solo singers
David Evan Jones EEMULNORI: Memory & Reflection
violin, piano
David Evan Jones Hors d'Oeuvres violin, clarinet, piano, contrabass, percussion
David Evan Jones Tangled Branches Violin, Bb Clarinet, Cello
David Evan Jones Terrain violin, clarinet, piano, bass, percussion (drumset)

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