Composer/performer/improviser Jason Treuting enjoys making pieces that translate numbers and letters into patterns of sound. He has made music with and for So Percussion, QQQ, Alligator Eats Fish, Matmos, Kneebody, Steve Mackey, Big Farm and many other experimental artists.
He has been called “genre-busting” by The New York Times and his music has been called “rich and engrossing” by Time Out New York. Jason’s music has been played across the US in performing art centers like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, the Whitney Museum and the Kennedy Center as well as spots like Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space, the Stone and universities across the country. His pieces have also been played internationally across Europe as well as in Australia.
He has been commissioned by the Calder Quartet, janus trio, NOW Ensemble and the Orchestra of the League of Composers, and he has been featured as composer-in-residence at the Carlsbad Music Festival and the Canberra International Music Festival.
Jason’s music has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition as well as WNYC’s Soundcheck and Evening Music. His first CD with So Percussion, “Amid the Noise,” was chosen as a top ten album of the year by All About Jazz and “Spring” from QQQ’s “Unpacking the Trailer” was selected as track of the week by USA Today. His music is recorded on Cantaloupe Music and New Amsterdam Records.
Meet Jason and learn about his work as a Princeton Arts Fellow in this short video:
Watch a promo Jason recorded for the Spring 2014 course, Body/Object/Sound: