JACOB TASWELL is a Washington, DC-based artist making music that draws freely from across genres. In 2017, he composed, produced, and self-released the album Insulation Kit. The album, attributed to a project called Altered Axiom, is Jacob’s first studio production effort, with a sound that blends electronic and acoustic instruments. Through an abstract, immersive narrative, Insulation Kit embodies a tension between introversion and the daily demands of social engagement and political resistance.
Jacob is mainly interested in album-centric composition, engaging in a process that includes writing and arranging, home and field recording, sound design, mixing, and graphic design. He is currently working on an EP to follow Insulation Kit.
As an instrumentalist, Jacob was brought up on piano, also playing saxophone, guitar, and drum set at various points. He studied composition at Yale College with Konrad Kaczmarek & Kathryn Alexander and in New Amsterdam Records’ first-ever Composers Lab with William Brittelle.