David Evan Jones (composer)

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David Evan Jones (born 1946) is an American pianist and composer of chamber music, opera, and computer music.

Jones was a student of composer Roger Reynolds and Pauline Oliveros at University of California, San Diego,[1] before studying at IRCAM in Paris.[2] Later he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, in the 1980s[3] before becoming professor of music at University of California at Santa Cruz.


His notable compositions include Scritto, which features digitally manipulated vowel sounds. He has also written one chamber opera, Bardos, which premiered in Seoul, South Korea in 2004.[4] His work was also selected to be part of 60x60.[5]


  • Fast & Odd: Neo-Balkan Jazz and Concert Music Centaur CRC2655[6]


  1. ^ Fanfare - Volume 14 Page 370 Joel Flegler - 1991 "Finally, David Evan Jones, a former student of Reynolds, borrows the latter's catalog of effects — harmonics, breath sounds, glisses"
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/composition/still-life-dancing-for-percussion-ensemble-tape-mc0002659451
  3. ^ Electro acoustic music Electro-Acoustic Music Association of Great Britain - 1984 "David Evan Jones is an American composer working at Dartmouth College..."
  4. ^ CV, University of Santa Cruz, California
  5. ^ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2005_Pacific_Rim_Concert_Program.htm
  6. ^ Global rhythm - Volume 14 2005 "TOM ORR DAVID EVAN JONES AND ENSEMBLES Fast & Odd: Neo-Balkan Jazz and Concert Music Centaur CRC2655 Composer and pianist David Evan Jones has created, with a little help from his friends, a compelling album of Roma-inspired pieces."