Jordan currently pursues his PhD in composition at the University of Florida. Previously, he studied and taught at The University of Arizona, where he earned his Master of Music degree in Composition under Professor Daniel Asia. Jordan earned his Bachelor's degrees at the College of Wooster in Ohio under composer Jack Gallagher. While there, Jordan studied music theory/composition, Eastern Asian studies, and mathematics. His more significant recent projects include performances by the Boston String Quartet of his String Quartet No. 1 and the Vancouver Art Song Lab of his "God Ourselves,” as well as his work with the Florida Players on theatrical music for Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play. Along with his current work as music designer for The Seagull, Jordan also anticipates the display of his recent audio-visual projects as part of the Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum’s new exhibit, “Never Ending Stories: The Loop in Art, Film, Architecture, and Music,” in Germany this winter. Jordan is also an active performer as a organist, bagpiper, and singer. He gives regular organ recitals, focusing on lesser performed repertoire from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and the 20th and 21st centuries. Jordan has conducted numerous lecture recitals on early bagpipe music in Scotland as well as experimental techniques on the modern bagpipe. As a singer, Jordan has directed and performed as a bass voice in numerous early music ensembles. His most recent early music ensemble, SEMPRA, focuses on unrecorded music from the late 15th and early 16th centuries.
While pursuing his PhD, Jordan pursues research on a variety of topics. Currently he is working on two projects: one comparing the music 15th century composer Alexander Agricola and the paintings of contemporary artist, Hieronymus Bosch; the other focused on a cross-disciplinary approach to the music of Conlon Nancarrow understood through contemporary mathematical, physical, and artistic trends, looking at the work of Georg Cantor, Albert Einstein, and MC Escher. Along with his professional academic research, Jordan also maintains a regular research blog and YouTube page, where he writes about, presents, and illustrates lesser known works and composers of merit. As part of this, Jordan makes many creative transcriptions, which have been featured in numerous performances and exhibitions in the USA and Europe.
Website: https://www.jordanalexanderkey.com/ _____ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL8_HqaJTcCXwOg-ej5GsGA?view_as=subscriber _______________ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jordanalexanderkey Research: https://florida.academia.edu/JordanAlexanderKey _____ Blog: https://www.jordanalexanderkey.com/theneglectedcomposer