Welcome

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2015 by Jacob Feinberg

IMG_0682-300x225For an overview of my music, please explore these pages:

Landform Variations (LFVs)

NPPCs and related pieces

Years of Juvenilia and Surrealism / Miscellaneous Pieces

I’m currently working on four pieces:

1) Consequences IV/Tricycle

2) (untitled String Quartet)

3) Moderate Symmetries

4) (untitled saxophone piece)

About me

Jacob Feinberg is a Philadelphia-based composer whose interests include modular forms, strangely dissonant microtonal doublings, artificial modes, and improvisation within composition. He studied music at Bard College (BA) and CalArts (MFA) with numerous composers including Stephen “Lucky” Mosko, James Tenney, and Kyle Gann.

News

9.2.16 Posted Occam’s Razor 3: Polymodal Families (NPPC#7).

8.18.16 Posted Landform Variations Book 3 Part 2 (thereby completing the series).

7.15.16 Posted Consequences unwound (with switchbacks).

7.15.16 Posted higher quality WAV recording of Declaration of War (LFV1) from Scrapbook/Landform Variations Book 1.

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Occam’s Razor 3: Polymodal Families (NPPC#7)

Posted in score, variable instrumentation on September 2, 2016 by Jacob Feinberg

IMG_1641Occam’s Razor 3: Polymodal Families (NPPC#7)

for variable pitched instrumentation

Year(s) of composition: 2005-2016

Click here for pdf of score.

A polymodal variation of Occam’s Razor 2.

Landform Variations Book 3 Part 2

Posted in electronic, fixed media on August 18, 2016 by Jacob Feinberg

IMG_0651-e1387601750738-225x300Landform Variations Book 3 Part 2

STOP! Please listen with headphones or full speakers or else you will miss much of the music. 

01 Tomorrow you are everywhere (LFV36-40) MP3 Duration:  15:44

Year(s) of composition: 2008-2016

About the Landform Variations (LFVs)

Consequences unwound (with switchbacks)

Posted in electronic, fixed media on July 15, 2016 by Jacob Feinberg

Screenshot 2016-07-15 18.29.15Consequences unwound (with switchbacks) MP3

Duration: 45:04

Year(s) of composition: 2016

The third piece in the “Consequences” series. The source material was Lesser Consequences.

Occam’s Razor 2: 30 Families (NPPC#6)

Posted in score, variable instrumentation on June 5, 2016 by Jacob Feinberg

Occam’s Razor 2: 30 Families (NPPC#6)
for variable pitched instrumentation

Year(s) of composition: 2005-2016

Click here for pdf of score.

A modular piece “about” the relationships between 210 modes.

Occam’s Razor 1: Chords (NPPC#5)

Posted in piano, score on August 15, 2015 by Jacob Feinberg

Occam’s Razor 1: Chords (NPPC#5)IMG_0332
for piano (in equal temperament)

Year(s) of composition: 2005-2015

Click here for pdf of score.

A deceptively simple modular piano score.

(updated 11/9/15)

Landform Variations Book 2

Posted in electronic, fixed media, multi-movement piece on April 26, 2015 by Jacob Feinberg

cabin1-225x300Landform Variations Book 2

STOP! Please listen with headphones or full speakers or else you will miss much of the music. 

01 Illusory Bricks (LFV23) MP3 Duration: 2:24

02 Introduction and Cabin for HC (LFV24) MP3 Duration: 20:02

03 Heartbeat/Pornography from Oblivion (LFV25) MP3 Duration: 6:44

04 Reflection through Glass (LFV26) MP3 Duration: 20:28

05 Wastelands or The Bad Place (LFV27-32) MP3 Duration: 33:36

06 In Can(y)ons (LFV27-32 alternate realization) MP3 Duration: 54:36

Total duration: approx 2 hours 19 minutes

Year(s) of composition: 2008-2015

About the Landform Variations (LFVs)

and I love you more…

Posted in score, song, voice on February 28, 2015 by Jacob Feinberg

IMG_0703-150x150and I love you more…

This is a short song (vocal only).

Year(s) of composition: 2010-2014

Click here for pdf of score.

 

 

7-year interim

Posted in score, song, voice on February 27, 2015 by Jacob Feinberg

IMG_0653-150x1507-year interim

This is a short song (vocal only).

Year(s) of composition: 2007-2014

Click here for pdf of score.

Lesser Consequences

Posted in electronic, fixed media on February 26, 2015 by Jacob Feinberg

IMG_0658-150x150Lesser Consequences MP3

Duration: 10:00

Year(s) of composition: 2013

I made Lesser Consequences by spontaneously crushing the 4 hours, 24 minutes and 19 seconds of Consequences of Leaving A Record into a 10-minute audio file.

Review: “If you tell me you composed that, I’m going to throw something at you.” – Briana Feinberg (my wife)