Welcome to the website for Los Angeles-based composer Jordan Nelson.
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News and Events -
May 2016 - Jordan graduated with his D.M.A. in composition from the USC Thornton School of Music.
April 2016 - Recent Premiere: O Captain!, for mezzo-soprano, flute, and two classical guitars, was recently premiered by Lesley Baird, Stephanie Bell, Spencer Artwick, and Michael Gratovich.
February 2016 - Recent Premiere: HOCKET, the spectacular L.A.-based piano duo, premiered 'Slow The Light', which was written specifically for the group, at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. HOCKET will perform 'Slow The Light' next on their upcoming concert at California State University, Long Beach on March 23.
January 2016 - Video Premiere: 'Four Interludes', for solo piano, performed by the incomparable Thomas Kotcheff, produced in collaboration with Louis Ng. Watch the video at the link provided here.
October 2015 - Yonnondio, from 'Witnessed', will be performed by Lesley Baird, Spencer Artwick, and Michael Gratovich on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the University of Southern California. More information here.
August 2015 - Tidewaters, from Mornings, has been posted on youtube.
April 2015 - Upcoming Performance: Two Mythological Birds has been chosen to be performed at the 2015 Eureka! Musical Minds of California conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz on May 9.
March 2015 - Recent Performance: On March 8, Thomas Kotcheff performed Four Interludes at the University of Southern California. Check out the video of Thomas' incredible performance here.
March 2015 - New Release: Mornings, an album of electronic ambient music. Check it out here.
January 2014 - Upcoming Performance: On January 28, Thomas Kotcheff will premiere 'Four Interludes' as part of Matched, a program of paired pieces for solo piano. The concert, at the Studios of Key West in Florida, will also include music by Kotcheff himself, Debussy, Rzewski, and Charles Ives' 'The Alcotts', the partner for Jordan's new set. For more information, see the performances page.
September 2014 - Yet To Say has been chosen for inclusion on the USC Thornton Symphony's annual New Music for Orchestra concert. The piece will be premiered on October 23rd, 2014, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, check out the listing here.
August 2014 - Jordan has recently joined the publishing collective MusicSpoke. Currently, three of his choral scores are available for digital purchase via the MusicSpoke website, with more to come in the near future.
Newest Recordings Posted -
The listen page includes some recordings and live performances of Jordan's music. Most recently, a video of the recent performance of Four Interludes has been posted. Additionally, Mornings, an album of ambient electronic music, was recently released. Also, the recording of the recent premiere 0f Yet To Say by the USC Thornton Symphony has been added. Take a listen.