Dr. Jerod Sommerfeldt - Theory/Composition
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (BS), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MA), and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (DMA), Jerod Sommerfeldt composes music in both acoustic and electronic environments. Focusing on the creation of algorithmic and stochastic processes, utilizing the results for both fixed and real-time composition and improvisation, his music explores digital audio artifacts and the destruction of technology, resulting in work that questions the dichotomy between intended and unintentional.
Performances of his music have been included at the Cincinnati Ballet, Electronic Music Midwest, 2011 SEAMUS 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, and the Thelema Trio of Belgium. Jerod is a member of the Society for Electroacoustic Musicians in the United States (SEAMUS), the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, the Society of Composers, the College Music Society, and ASCAP. His music is recorded on the Bohn Media label and can be found on SoundCloud, last.fm, YouTube, and Vimeo.