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Australian keyboardist and composer Jacob Abela is a soloist and chamber musician specialising in the new music field. Jacob is also Australia's leading voice for the Ondes Martenot, a French electronic keyboard instrument which predates the synthesiser.

Jacob is a founding member and co-director of contemporary art music outfit Rubiks, who have enjoyed critical acclaim for their contribution to Melbourne's contemporary music scene. Rubiks have collaborated with various artists including Swedish composer Marcus Fjellström, resulting in the premiere recording of Imaginarium for ensemble, electronic music, and animation.

Jacob performs regularly with the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared with renowned ensembles such as Speak Percussion, Ensemble Offspring, Argonaut Ensemble (BIFEM), and Synergy Percussion. Festival credits include the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (USA), Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, Metropolis New Music Festival, ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney Festival, and Mathemusical Conversations (Singapore).