Jon Fielder is a composer of electroacoustic and acoustic music, all of which shows a strong interest in timbre, texture spatialization and narrative. His music is often inspired by his love of natural landscapes, various topics of science and mathematics (Markov chains, sieves, algorithmic composition) manipulations of the voice - spoken, sung and recorded - and from literature. Jon is also active as a researcher and music theorist with specialization in music associated with the New Complexity school of composers (specifically Brian Ferneyhough and Franklin Cox) and music cognition. In addition to composing and researching Jon also runs a new music blog called KLANG dedicated to topics of experimental and avant garde music in America.
Jon’s music has been presented nationally and internationally at conferences and festivals including the SEAMUS conference, ICMC, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium Electronic Music Midwest, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, the International Double Reed Society conference, NASA conference, N-SEME, KcEMA, LATEX and the Northern Ohio Music Exchange and Something Said Only Once (SSOO). His music has been performed by Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Noa Even, Liz Pearse, Alex Sramek, Patchwork (Noa Even and Stephen Klunk), Katie Woolsey, the University of Texas New Music Ensemble, the Bowling Green State University New Music Ensemble.
Jon holds an MM in composition from Bowling Green State University and BM degrees in both composition and music theory from Ohio University. He is currently living in Austin, TX pursuing a DMA in composition at the University of Texas at Austin. His composition teachers include Russell Pinkston, Elainie Lillios, Bruce Pennycook, Mikel Kuehn, Mark Phillips and Chris Dietz. His theory teachers include Elizabeth Sayrs, Allyn Reilly, Edward Pearsall and William Lake.