Jakob Bragg is a Melbourne based composer. His works are highly detailed, excessively ornamental, and often microtonal, having been performed across Australia, Europe, and Southeast Asia by ensembles such as Kupka’s Piano, Kurilpa String Quartet, Halfsound, The Song Company, AYO, TSO, QPO and featured in festivals such as Metropolis, Impuls, Brisbane Experimental Arts Festival, and 2High.
Jakob is currently mentored by Elliott Gyger at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and previously with Liza Lim and Gerard Brophy. Jakob originally began studies in economics, loves history, collects books, and tends to his many plants daily.
Composer website: jakobbragg.wordpress.com
Atmosphoria, for orchestra.
Atmosphoria is a portmanteau of ‘atmosphere’ and ‘euphoria’; depicting a typical hot and humid, summer Brisbane night.
Featured in Experimental Waves – May 2016 (1/05/2016)
Unravelling Graphite, for string quartet.
Unravelling Graphite is a slowly evolving spectrum of sound. “From the first sketches in late 2014 to finally having to stop myself from further editing in mid 2016, this piece has an unusual biographical nature, a ‘natural’ development resulting in material dictated by an accumulation 20 months worth of compositional whims.”
The outcome of this has been a work in which material is morphed and twisted, quickly collapses, slowly rebuilt, forevermore transformed.