JacobTV might be the best composer you’ve never heard of. Let me explain. Start with his 1999 piece “Heartbreakers,” which takes recordings of American daytime television talk shows like Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake, and Oprah, and sets them within the context of a Jazz ensemble. Ter Veldhuis uses the technique, pioneered by Steve Reich in…

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Uproar, indignation, and protest! Ever since the much-disputed premiere of “Le Sacre du Printemps” in 1913, public revolt has not been a regular occurrence in modern music —unless you happen to be JacobTV! aka Jacob Ter Veldhuis. In the autumn of 2011, the aria “Corrotto,”—an integral part of THE NEWS about the tribulations of Italian…

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