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Jason Treuting


A founding and current member of the influential quartet, Sō Percussion, composer/percussionist Jason Treuting has appeared in performance throughout the world, from the Barbican and Lincoln Center, to Carnegie Hall, DOM Moscow, Walt Disney Hall, and elsewhere. His compositions, widely noted for their compelling rhythmic language and evocative expressivity, have been performed by artists including Shara Nova, the JACK Quartet, TIGUE, Susan Marshall and Company, and others.

Treuting’s original compositions include Imaginary City, Where (we) Live, A Gun Show, and amid the noise, an evolving suite of musical explorations that has been performed widely by Sō Percussion, Matmos, and other artists. Presented at the Lincoln Center Festival, the Barbican, the Walker Arts Center, National Sawdust, Fast Forward Austin, Kadence Arts Boston, and Chatterbird, amid the noise was recorded by Sō Percussion for Cantaloupe Records (2006). Recent commissions include Oblique Music for 4 plus (blank), a concerto for Sō Percussion and string orchestra for the League of Composers Orchestra, and Nine Numbers 4, which is part of Treuting’s nine-piece “sudoku” series exploring the possibilities of percussion combinations from solo to nonet. Additionally, he composes music in collaboration with artists such as laptop artist/composer Cenk Ergün, guitarist Grey Mcmurray, and guitarist/composer Steve Mackey.

Treuting studied at the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. He studied marimba with Keiko Abe in Japan and gamelan with Pac I Nyoman Suadin in Bali.

Treuting is co-director of the Sō Percussion Summer Institute, co-director of the percussion program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and is a lecturer of music at Princeton University, where Sō Percussion is ensemble-in-residence. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and frequent collaborator, the violist Beth Meyers, and their two daughters.