As a composer and sound designer, Jacob Taswell is crafting a body of recorded sound that draws freely from across genres. His work incorporates lo- and hi-fi techniques, with DIY recordings and digital instruments joining to create vibrant soundscapes and songs. A fluid sense of rhythm underpins his music, often featuring intricately sequenced drumming in mixed meter.
As a musician, 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. A lifelong fan of rock music, Jacob hopes for his music to have a similarly visceral impact on listeners, intensifying the way they see and feel the world. He currently lives near Washington, D.C., and releases music under both his own name and the moniker Altered Axiom.