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Author: Jacob Sudol 司徒雅各

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Dr. Jacob Sudol is a composer and computer musicians whose works have been performed throughout the USA as well as in Taiwan, Canada, Germany, England, Japan, Singapore, China, Thailand, and Cambodia. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, where he is the Music Technology area coordinator and a member of the Composition faculty.

One Year as a Teacher, Composer, and Computer Musician in Taiwan

Ever since I decided to become a composer, I’ve longed for the opportunity to spend a year abroad and immerse myself in a different culture. I believed that this experience would help me to better understand other cultures as well as my own creative voice. I am thankful that last spring I was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant to teach and research in Taiwan this academic year. I am also grateful that my home institute, Florida International University (FIU), graciously agreed to support my time abroad.      I have adapted this article from the last of a series of four blog posts on my experiences in Taiwan and Asia that New Music Box, a leading English website that focuses on new music, commissioned me to write. You can read all of the four original posts here. *      I have been regularly travelling to and learning about the new music scene in Taiwan since I met my wife Chen-Hui Jen nearly nine years ago. Over these years, I’ve been particularly struck by the myriad ways Taiwanese composers express their cultural identity in music and, as I mentioned in a post for New Music Box, by their compositions

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