The works of Jacob Walls trace the vital impacts sonority and gesture make on each other. In music for chamber ensemble, symphony orchestra, and solo instrument, fascinations with particular sounds yield a lyric of their own, and fragile flickers embedded in melody become more integral with each repetition.
Walls studied at Williams College (B.A.), the University of Oregon (M.M., M.A.), and is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. His music has been presented by SEAMUS, Bowerbird, and the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra. Recent works include Frayed, for tenor saxophone and fixed media electronics, recorded by Matthew Levy on XAS Records, Lurking Beyond Thought, for mixed chamber ensemble and voice based on a text by Clarice Lispector, and Tachygenesis, for saxophone quartet. He lives in Philadelphia.