Brooklyn, New York
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.