John C.L. Jansen





Select Performances

September 24, 2019
Duo Atmos
St. Bonaventure University
San Francisco Conservatory, Allegany NY

September 17, 2019
Duo Atmos
SUNY Fredonia Faculty Composer Concert
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

July, 2019
Harmonic Fields
Chris Bailey, Clem Fortuna, Ari Fiekowsy, Danny Newman-Lessler, and John C.L. Jansen
UnTwelve Summer Festival
Gesundheit Institute, Hillsboro WV

March 17, 2019
Sequenza I for Harmonics Guitar
John C.L. Jansen
Hot Air New Music Festival
San Francisco Conservatory, San Francisco CA

Performances Continued

September 25, 2018
Two Old Friends Pass By Again
John C.L. Jansen
Faculty Composers Concert
SUNY Fredonia, NY

July 17, 2018
Sequenza I for Harmonics Guitar
John C.L. Jansen
Manhattan, NYC

June 26-July 14, 2018
Earth Mix
GVSU New Music Ensemble
Voyageurs National Park, MN
North Cascades National Park, WA
Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
Glacier National Park, WA


Music for Amplified Wood and Strings

Debut album (2018)

This album gathers in one place many of my early experiments with homemade instruments, in the form of live performances. There is sparse use of electronics--all the sounds you will hear are amplified acoustic instruments, with a few pedals here and there. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of hearing these sounds as I did in making them. 

All tracks recorded as played, except tracks 2 and 4, which were multi-tracked. 

The instruments: 

duochord - an 8.5 ft 3rd bridge instrument. Isolates string partials. 

daxophone - friction idiophone invented by Hans Reichel. 

harmonics guitar - a 3rd bridge instrument invented by Glenn Branca. 

daxoharmonic guitar - a harmonics guitar with a daxophone soundbox as the bridge block.