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.
As a composer, Jason has written and recorded a film score for Jenise Treuting’s “Invitations and Ultimatums.” This project led to “Amid the Noise,” a collection of 12 short pieces paired with films of street scenes from Japan and the US. Described as “rich and engrossing” by Time Out NY, ‘Amid the Noise’ premiered at the Whitney Museum and toured the US and Canada in Fall of 2006 with stops at the Wexner Art Center, the Warhol Museum, the Boston MFA, the Walker Art Center and the Lincoln Center Festival. His newest band, Alligator Eats Fish, with longtime collaborator Grey McMurray, mixes composed music with improvisation and film and is gathering music for their first release, ‘A Scattered Week.’
Another project with So Percussion, Music for Trains, culminated in a site specific concert in Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, VT, with two outdoor concerts at the towns train stations, music for a video installation in the train depot and two collaborative prerecorded scores to accompany the train rides that were written with Josh Quillen and Eric Beach of So. The music grew out of a month long residency in the Southern VT, gathering sounds, interviews, materials and inspiration for the evening length score.
In Fall of 2009, So's multi-media piece ‘Imaginary City’ toured the US with stops in Helena, Cleveland, Houston, Denver and Burlington, culminating with four nights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. "Imaginary City" was commissioned by the NPN Creation Fund and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Other recent commissions include the Greenwall Foundation/Solar One’s support of ‘16 Words,’ a set of shorts based on Merriam-Webster’s 16 new words from 2006, presented in the form of a spelling bee, and the Argosy foundations support for Music for Trains.
His music has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, WNYC;s Soundcheck and Evening Music. Jason is a member of ASCAP and has been recorded on Cantaloupe Music. His music is published by Good Child Music.