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Jamie Keesecker

Jamie Keesecker writes music in a broad range of styles for various ensembles, large and small. He enjoys working with music and sound, exploring both the musical and the noisy qualities of each. He collaborates with artists across a wide array of disciplines to create new works incorporating visual media, scientific data, dance, and film. His recent work has focused on interactivity and the combination of live musical performance with real-time computer processing. His music has been performed by a number of wonderfully talented groups including yMusic, the Wet Ink Ensemble, the Atlanta Chamber Players, Quadre, So Percussion, Las Tubas de Tucson, Percussia, Sospiro, and the Duke New Music Ensemble, which he currently directs. He was featured as a composer in residence at the 2010 Monadnock Music Festival in southern New Hampshire, and his music is among the works appearing on the Quardre album Our Time, released in 2011. 

He currently resides in Durham, North Carolina, where he is a James B. Duke Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. at Duke University. He holds a Master's of Music Degree in composition from the University of Oregon and a B.Mus in composition from the University of Arizona  In 2008 he had the pleasure of working with composers Robert Livingston Aldridge and Kevin Puts at the Brevard Music Center, where he also served as the coordinator of the festival's new music ensemble. Jamie is a hornist and bassist, performing regularly in and around the Durham area.