Lebanon, NH

Jack Langdon (b.1994) is a musician, filmmaker, and writer.

He creates work that heightens our attention towards commonplace sounds, images, and narratives—reassembling things taken for granted into strange, elusive constructions. His works are stark and expansive, drawing inspiration from the landscape and folk modernisms of the American Midwest. As a musician, Jack performs on a variety of keyboard and string instruments as well as composes concert music. His films focus on landscape, the built environment, and people, and he writes on the political economy of cultural production.

His concert music has been presented and supported by Klangspuren Schwaz, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Composers Conference, the Fromm Foundation, Northwestern University, New Music Mosaic, Williams College, Microfest Prague, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, reMusik, and MISE-EN_PLACE, and has been performed by Yarn/Wire, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Schallfeld Ensemble, Miroslav Beinhauer, Current Resonance, Talea Ensemble, Jack Yarbrough, Ensemble Dal Niente, Trio SÆITENWIND, Yoshi Weinberg, Southland Ensemble, Graeme Shields, Sara Constant, RenegadeEnsemble, Minnesota Sinfonia, The St. Olaf Band, and The St. Olaf Lyric Theater. He has recorded alongside Anthony Vine, Weston Olencki, Kelley Sheehan, Webb Crawford, Jeff Kimmel, and Taylor Ho Bynum. His recordings have been released by Important Records, Sawyer Editions, and Lobby Art Records. His written work has been published by Sound American, Cacophony, and Shred Magazine. Jack is an editor for Culture as Care Journal. He runs Empty Stage Journal & Records.

Jack was raised in Keyeser, Wisconsin and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. He belongs to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and is of German, English, French, Ojibwe, and Irish descent.

© 2024 Jack Langdon