Welcome to the website for Los Angeles-based composer Jordan Nelson.
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News and Events -
November 2016 - Upcoming Performance: Three movements from 'Tender Buttons', for soprano and string quartet, will be performed at the USC Thornton School of Music on November 29, 2016. For more information, head to the performances page.
August 2016 - Upcoming Performance: Slow The Light will be performed by HOCKET as part of their upcoming concert at the USC Thornton School of Music on Thursday, September 15, 2016. For more information, head to the performances page.
July 2016 - Video Premiere: Tidewaters, a track from Jordan's Mornings, now has a music video. Many thanks to Will and Amanda Clifton for the beautiful visuals!
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.
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.