Jordan Dykstra

Brooklyn, New York

About Me

Jordan Dykstra (b. 1985, Sioux City, Iowa) is a Brooklyn-based violist and composer exploring the performer-composer-listener relationship through the incorporation of conceptual, graphic, and text-based elements. He holds a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts where he studied with Michael Pisaro and an M.A. from Wesleyan University where he was mentored by Alvin Lucier. His film music has been heard at numerous film festivals (Cannes, Sundance, International Film Festival Rotterdam, TriBeCa, Toronto International Film Festival, Art Basel, Melbourne International Animation Festival, etc.) and his chamber music has been programmed in venues around the world (Tokyo, Reykjavík, Los Angeles, New York City, Zürich, Portland [Oregon], Brussels, Berlin, Ano Syros [Greece], and Providence, 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. Recordings of his music (solo and collaborative) have been issued by New World, Important (forthcoming), Domino, Milan, Marriage, Mexican Summer, K, Gilgongo, and Dykstra’s own cottage industry label Editions Verde.

I have been in the industry since 2010.

Jordan Dykstra — Film Music Reel
Added on 8/6/2020
Clips in this reel are from: Hail Satan?, It Comes At Night, Documenting Hate, Restless, and Magic Hour. https://www.jordandykstra.com http://www.businessofcomposingforstrings.com All clips are used under the Fair Use law doctrine.


Co-Composer – Blow the Man Down

December, 2018 — December, 2019
Commercial – Amazon Studios

Featured Composer – Hail Satan?

December, 2017 — December, 2018
Commercial – Magnolia Pictures

Assistant Composer – It Comes At Night

December, 2016 — December, 2016
Commercial – A24

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