Composer Spotlight: Jordan Dykstra
Jordan Dykstra (b. Sioux City, Iowa, USA, 1985) is a violist, improvisor, and composer of both chamber and film music. His work is drawn from a familiarity with specific conceptual, avant-garde, and graphic languages. Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree from CalArts where he studied with Michael Pisaro and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University where he studied with Alvin Lucier. Dykstra’s film music has been heard at numerous film festivals (Cannes, Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, TriBeCa Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival) and his chamber music has been programmed in venues around the world (Japan, Iceland, Los Angeles, NYC, Switzerland, Portland, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Rhode Island, and Texas, amongst others). In addition, as a performer Jordan has been heard with bands such as Dirty Projectors, Atlas Sound, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Valet, and Lucky Dragons. His music is primarily published by Editions Verde.