Jacob Taswell is an electro-acoustic composer making music that draws freely from across genres. He self-released his debut album, Insulation Kit, in summer 2017, beginning to shape an original, pop-inflected style with progressive rhythmic and structural underpinnings. Jacob focuses primarily on creating studio music, engaging in a process that includes composing, home and field recording, sound design, and mixing. He is currently working on a follow-up EP aimed for widespread release.
As an instrumentalist, Jacob was brought up on jazz piano, also playing saxophone, guitar, and drum set at various points. He has studied composition at Yale College with Konrad Kaczmarek and as part of New Amsterdam Records’ first-ever Composers Lab with William Brittelle. He currently lives near Washington, D.C., and has released music under his own name and the moniker Altered Axiom.