A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Jerod Sommerfeldt’s music focuses on the creation of algorithmic and stochastic processes, utilizing the results for both fixed and real-time composition and improvisation. His sound world explores digital audio artifacts and the destruction of technology, resulting in work that questions the dichotomy between the intended and unintentional. An active performer as both soloist and collaborator of interactive digital music and live video, he will begin as Assistant Professor at the Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam and director of the Potsdam Electronic Music Studio (PoEMS).
A former adjunct faculty at CCM, Jerod’s music and research have been included at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Quibit Noise Non-ference, Cincinnati Ballet, 2012 International Computer Music Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Electronic Music Midwest, 2012 Front Wave New Music Festival in Palm Beach, FL, 2012 SEAMUS National Conference in Appleton, WI, 2011 SEAMUS National Conference in Miami, FL, 2009 Society of Composers National Conference in Santa Fe, NM, 2008 soundON Festival of Modern Music in La Jolla, CA, 2010 Midwest Composers Symposium, La Crosse New Music Festival, Music From Almost Yesterday Concert Series, Unruly Music Concert Series, Sonic Explorations, Performance Time and Arts Series, the University of Wyoming, by the NOISE Ensemble of San Diego, CA, the Thelema Trio (Belgium), with commissions from concert:nova (Cincinnati) and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Jerod is a member of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), Society for Electroacoustic Musicians in the United States (SEAMUS), the Electronic Music Foundation (EMF), the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, the Society of Composers, the College Music Society, and ASCAP. A strong supporter of Creative Commons Licenses, albums of his music have been released on Petcord, HAZE, Don’t Be a Stranger, Bohn Media, and can be found on SoundCloud, last.fm, YouTube, and Vimeo.
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