Biography

      

Philadelphia-based composer/trumpeter Jacob Walls writes music that counterposes lyricism with timbral singularity and formal rupture.

Walls is a Benjamin Franklin doctoral fellow in composition at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studies with James Primosch and Anna Weesner. His works have been presented or workshopped at festivals and conferences such as the ManiFeste Academy at IRCAM, June in Buffalo, soundSCAPE (Italy), the Atlantic Music Festival, and the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, and they have been performed by ensembles such as International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), TAK Ensemble, PRISM Quartet, Daedalus Quartet, and the Berkshire Symphony.

Walls remains active as a trumpeter and conductor, performing in these roles at summer festivals such as the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, the Brevard Music Center, and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium.

For inquiries: jacobtylerwalls (at) gmail.com _______

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