David A. Jones

Composer, Performer

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David A. Jones (b. 1990) is a Houston-based composer and horn player from Olympia, Washington. He is currently a doctoral candidate in composition at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and holds degrees from Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University-Idaho. Jones’s style focuses on the elaboration of musical and extramusical gestures and ideas, and many of his works explore the dynamic relationship between composer and performer through the use of aleatoric and improvisatory techniques. His music has been performed by numerous ensembles, including the Invoke Quartet, the Prismatic Winds, the Xelana Duo, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the BYU Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Hexnut, and the Nautilus Brass Quintet.

Recent Highlights

Through a Brittle Landscape

2019

Trumpet and Fixed-media Electronics

Po-um (Lyric)

2020

Marimba

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